AN IDEAL draw has Cruzy Dude in a prime position to maintain two perfect records on Saturday night.
Unbeaten from five starts this season, Cruzy Dude is also yet to experience defeat at Albion Park – the venue for his pending assignment.
Recently joining the Grant Dixon team, Cruzy Dude will begin from the pole over 2138 metres.
Prepared by New South Wales horsewoman KerryAnn Turner before the stable transfer, Cruzy Dude will be driven by Turner’s husband Robbie Morris.
Morris has made the return trip to Queensland to drive Dixon’s runners while he contests the Victoria Cup in Melton with Colt Thirty One on the same night.
“He is a pretty nice horse, but this is the hardest race he has been in,” Dixon said. “That said the draw will suit him and he should be able to keep his winning streak going.
“He won his last start over the same distance after sitting in the ‘death seat’ and has come through it fine.
“Robbie will drive him and six others for me on the card.”
With the son of Real Desire on a working holiday of sorts, Dixon is unsure how long Cruzy Dude will remain in his stable.
During the interim Dixon will find suitable targets for the seven-year-old.
“I’m just the care taker trainer while he is in Queensland,” Dixon said. “I’m not sure when he will go back to New South Wales or even be sold to America.
“While he is here I will just find the right races and keep him going through the grades.”