BE IT as a trainer, driver or both, Grant Dixon has been Queensland’s leading horseman since the turn of the century
Winning almost every major in the state during that period, Dixon’s name has been on top of one or both of the state’s premierships as he dominates the local scene.
One key feature which has escaped the horseman, however, is the popular Sunshine Sprint – a fact Dixon hopes to change at Albion Park on Saturday night.
Dixon has three runners engaged in the Group One, including the early favourite Colt Thirty One.
Winner of his last five starts, Colt Thirty One has drawn to continue his winning streak from barrier three.
As such the son of Mach Three is a $1.75 hot shot with TAB Fixed Odds.
“There is a lot of speed outside him but at least he has drawn well,” Dixon said. “He’s been racing in great form and is right at his best.
“He’s been lucky with draws and last week panned out well for him, so I hope his luck continues.”
Dixon will also be represented by Ohoka Punter and Alleluia
Finding it tough to win this season with just a victory and 19 placings 29 starts, Ohoka Punter gets his opportunity to cause an upset from the pole.
Alleluia has drawn five, but slots into gate four with the removal of the emergency.
“They will both need a fair bit of luck go their way,” Dixon said. “They’re capable of causing an upset, but will have to have plenty of luck along the way.”