In-form Kheiron faces acid test
Trainer-driver Peter Lane admits Kheiron will have a tough job on his hands as he looks to continue his winning streak on Thursday night.
Lane's popular trotter picked up wins at Kilmore on 3rd and 24th April, but will step up another level when contesting tonight's Aldebaran Park Trot.
It is a super-competitive open class trot and the opposition will be tough, but Lane is confident his charge will give it his best shot. And he hopes it will be enough.
"He's racing better, but coming up against the likes of Sundons Courage and Big Jack Hammer is going to be tough," Lane said.
"I have no doubt he will perform at his best, but whether it will be good enough to beat Sundons Courage and those types of horses is another question."
Kheiron will jump from gate four on Thursday and Lane expects to be in the thick of the action from the start.
"I will try and find the lead and expect he will run a good race," Lane added. "It will be a fairly aggressive race. Brian (Gath) attacks, Brad Angove will probably be forward (on Sundons Courage), Chris (Svanosio) can come out quickly on (Anywhere) Hugo and I will definitely be looking for the front."
In his most recent hit out, a trial on 19th May, Kheiron faced a quality field and Lane took plenty of positives from it ahead of tonight's assignment.
"I am very happy with him. He ran a half in 58 at Kilmore in his trial, which was very good considering I didn't touch him," Lane concluded.
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