VICTORIAN horsewoman Julie Mifsud is hoping for “a big hunk o’love” on Saturday night.
Mifsud will make a return trip to Globe Derby with in-form trotter Its Elvis, which is engaged in the Fred Jones Trotters’ Cup.
Its Elvis has been ‘rock n rolling’ in South Australia during his past three starts which have netted a win and two seconds.
Runner-up in his first appearance, Its Elvis then had his rivals “crying in the chapel” by capturing the Victor Harbor Cup before finishing second at Globe Derby earlier this week when coming off a 70-metre handicap.
“He’s done a top job over there so far,” Mifsud said. “I was more than pleased with his run when second on Monday and it has kept him nice and tight for this weekend.
“It’s a solid field as you would imagine but he has to be considered one of the main chances.”
To be driven by Mifsud’s husband Austin, Its Elvis moves forward to the 10-metre handicap, with the trainer confident the son of Sundon can proved too slick “down in the alley”.
“He has been staying with my in-laws Gaita and Frank Pullicino and they are very happy with him,” Mifsud said.
“Actually, he has been a bit of a family project as Rita and Annetto helped getting him to settle not long after he got here.
“It will be another test for him this weekend, but I’m confident he can rise to the challenge.
“Kitsilano is a very nice mare and is clearly the one to beat from the pole.”
Should South Australia continue to be a “good luck charm” for Its Elvis the gelding’s campaign will be extended to include several upcoming features.
“There are a few more Cups coming up so if he goes as we expect on the weekend he will stay a little longer,” Mifsud said.
“Otherwise he may come home and be set for a TM0 in Melton.”