DESPITE a tough draw in tomorrow night’s Renshaw Cup, Tiger Tara’s connections remain positive of capturing the Penrith-based feature.
Racing in strong form since crossing the Tasman, Tiger Tara will begin from the outside of the second row for trainer Kevin Pizzuto.
“Under the preferential draw conditions he was always going to draw there, but it won’t be a problem,” Pizzuto said. “He’s got the class to overcome it
“He is towards the end of his tether, but is still going well enough to win and I’ll be shocked if he isn’t right in the finish.”
Citing Ultimate Art as the main danger, Pizzuto also expects Yayas Hot Spot to make his presence felt. The pair have also drawn the back line.
“Ultimate Art has done well in his few runs from a break and is bound to be right at his peak for this,” Pizzuto said. “Yayas Hot Spot is also racing solidly and will be thereabouts.
“It won’t be an easy race, but I’m positive I’ve got the right horse to get the job done.”
With several key targets mapped out for the son of Bettors Delight, Pizzuto plans to send Tiger Tara for a spell following his Group Two engagement.
Pizzuto has his sights set on the Len Smith Mile at Menangle on June 25, before heading to Queensland for the Sunshine Sprint and The Black A Fake during the next fortnight.
“He will head off for a three-week break as of Friday morning,” Pizzuto said. “Then I will get him ready for the big races over winter.
“After that he will have another freshen up before I head to Perth for the Inter Dominion next season.”
- PAUL COURTS