PROMISING pacer Scooterwillrev has a prime opportunity to return to the winners’ circle in Launceston on Sunday night.
Tasmania’s premier two and three-year-old during the past two seasons, Scooterwillrev has had an interrupted campaign this term for trainer Craig Hayes.
Limited to three starts – which have netted two thirds – Scooterwillrev is close to his peak according to the astute mentor who is confident the son of Somebeachsomewhere is ready to score.
“I’ve had a couple of issues along the way, which happens, but he is back to his best based on his work,” Hayes said. “He certainly feels like his old self.”
Producing a solid effort behind Victorian raider Another Safari a fortnight ago, Scooterwillrev will begin from the pole with Rohan Hillier in the cart.
“Sunday night will tell the story,” Hayes said. “He gets his chance from the draw.
“He is up into free-for-all company now, so he has to adjust. Some handle it, some don’t, but he will handle it in time…it might just take a run or two.
“I’m sure he will run a good race.”
With no major plans in mind for the four-year-old, Hayes will continue to select suitable targets as they become available.
“I’ve got nothing specific set out for him,” Hayes said. “There is a race against his own age next week I will look at, but other than that, I don’t have anything planned.”