DESPITE defeats during his past two starts, Tiger Tara is ranked second among New Zealand Cup nominations.
Harness Racing NZ released the list today, with the Kevin PIzzuto-trained star below defending champion Theifxer.
Following a couple of withdrawals, 35 prospects are vying for a berth in the Grand Circuit gem, which is due to be conducted on November 12.
Tiger Tara earned his ranking as the reigning Inter Dominion champion.
The Shaky Isles’ major event has been an unattainable task for the son of Bettors Delight, which has two seconds and third from his past three attempts.
Fellow New South Wales pacer Our Uncle Sam is ranked sixth.
Three Aussies are among the top 12 for the Dominion Trot, headed by evergreen veteran Kyvalley Blur at three.
The Victorian squaregaiter is joined by Tough Monarch at 10 and Mclovin at 12.
Due to be run on November 15, the Group One has entries searching for a berth.