HANDY pacer Bettor Party should have little more than a training drill at Globe Derby this afternoon.
Already the favourite against five opponents, Bettor Party will now face just two rivals as a result of three scratchings.
The gelding, which will be driven by Dani Hill, was originally set to begin from barrier six, but will move into gate three.
“I didn’t realise there were several scratchings myself until this morning,” trainer Les Harding said. “I was confident with him when it was a field of six, but now with just two other runners, he will be very hard to beat.
“That said, such a small field which is likely to be run in a tight group could be tricky.”
With no major plans in mind for the son of Bettors Delight, Harding will continue to select suitable races as they become available.
“I’ve got nothing set out for him,” Harding said. “Just find the next free-for-all and hope the race stands up.
“Taking him across to Mildura may also be an option if the right race is there.”