SOUTH Australian star Emain Macha will be looking to sustain his successful interstate campaign tomorrow night.
Winner of his two starts across the border, Emain Macha will tackle the opening event at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Having made several Victorian raids, the Greg Scholefield-trained gelding boasts a strong ‘away’ record of nine wins and a second from 11 outings, including a victory in last season’s Sires’ Classic.
Emain Macha’s overall record sits on 17 wins and four placings from 22 starts.
As for his upcoming assignment, the son of Safari will begin from barrier five, with Scholefield confident his stable flagship can win despite the “tricky” draw.
“The draw isn’t the best, but hopefully he can find the pegs early,” Scholefield said. “He won his heat quite easily and has been training on well.
“He is feeling pretty good and will be hard to beat. Me on the other hand, I’m feeling my age today and wish I was in as good a shape as he is.”
With five wins from six starts this term, All A Breeze is the biggest threat according to Scholefield.
A member of the all-conquering Emma Stewart stable, All A Breeze has drawn the outside of the second line.
“All A Breeze seems like a very nice type and is the obvious one to beat,” Scholefield said.
To be given an easy time during the Easter long weekend, Emain Macha will then be targeted at the famed Mildura Cup Carnival.
“We’ll be driving to Melton and back tomorrow, so that along with the run makes it a long day,” Scholefield said. “I think we can both do with a few restful days after that.
“I will set him for the support Cup during the Mildura Carnival in April, so he won’t race before then.
“He won the Guineas during last year’s Carnival, so with a bit of luck he can keep the good association going.”