Magnapal's Hobart Cup campaign delayed

Bad weather forced last Sunday's Hobart Cup to be postponed, leaving Stawell trained galloper Magnapal in an interstate stable.

The Terry and Karina O'Sullivan trained gelding has spent almost a full week at David Brunton's stables in Hobart.

Magnapal remained at the Brunton stables awaiting the rescheduled Hobart Cup, which will now be run tonight.

Although not an ideal situation for the horse to be in, O'Sullivan remained positive.

"It's definitely not ideal and not what we wanted to happen, but every horse has to go through it. They're all in the same boat," O'Sullivan said.

The cup will be run tonight at Tattersalls Park, where just days ago trees were uprooted and umbrellas were flying around.

The meeting has changed from a day meeting to now being a twilight format, with the cup being run at 7.05pm.

Although preparation has been a little different for four-year-old Magnapal, it is hoped that it will not affect him later today and he can improve on his three wins from 14 starts.

"He is still in with a good chance, we're just hoping the extended stay doesn't affect his race," O'Sullivan said.

Both O'Sullivan and Magnapal will return to Stawell tomorrow all things going to plan.

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