FOR all his faith in Colt Thirty One, owner Kevin Seymour is finding it difficult to be confident with the pacer at Albion Park tomorrow night.
Positive the son of Mach Three can handle the step up to open company, Seymour is unsure if Colt Thirty One can win from “out in the car park”.
Engaged in the Christmas Cup, the Australian Pacing Gold eligible entire will begin from barrier 11.
Winner of his two starts this season, Colt Thirty One is one of four Grant Dixon-trained runners in the feature.
“He has come back in great shape, and after two runs this time in, is right at his peak,” Seymour said. “I’m just not sure if he can win after drawing out in the car park.
“He’s moving up to take on the older more experienced runners from a bad draw so it’s hard to be confident.”
Beyond his pending assignment Colt Thirty One has been aimed at next week’s Group Two Queensland Cup, with the Chariots Of Fire the long term objective.
Australia’s premier four-year-old event, the Chariots Of Fire is programmed to be staged at Tabcorp Park Menangle on February 16.
“It all depends on how he goes on Saturday night, but we are looking at the Queensland Cup,” Seymour said. “No four-year-old has won the Cup, but no Queenslander had won the Victoria Derby until he did it.
“The Chariots Of Fire is what we are aiming at so he will head to Menangle in the New Year.”