Young reinsman Cameron Hart believes his charge Stingray Tara has what it takes to get one over on stablemate Fire Fox when they go head-to-head at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.
Hart has a strong book of drives including Delightful Dude who is the hot fancy in race one, while I Cast No Shadow is also expected to go well in race six.
However it is Stingray Tara that really excites in race three even though they are up against the talented Fire Fox, who won well last week.
With Jack Callaghan in the sulky Fire Fox, who is trained by Jason Grimson, smashed the rest of the field at Menangle with an impressive all-the-way win.
Hart was impressed with that win but still believes Stingray Tara could be in the mix.
“First-up for Jason last week he really hummed the gate speed and came home his last quarter in a tick under 26 seconds and he really gave me a good feel,” Hart told National Trotguide. “I really think he has a good chance. And he should get a good run from where he’s drawn.
“Firefox was awesome though: he showed good speed, kept rolling and ran a big mile and I know Jason has had a big opinion of him. I’d expect him to run a big mile again for Jack [Callaghan].”
As for another strong chance, Hart is in no doubt that Delightful Dude has what it takes to bring home the bacon.
“He’s put in some massive runs without much luck, at his past few,” Hart added. “With the barrier draws he’s had to sit parked in quick miles; he’s got a better barrier this week and should be able to find the pegs. If he does, I think he should be the one to beat.”