TOUGH pacer Tiger Tara will return to the scene of his greatest triumph early next month.
Triumphant in the Inter Dominion at Tabcorp Park Melton on December 15, Tiger Tara is being set for another Group One at the venue.
Having kept the stallion fresh since his Championship success, trainer Kevin Pizzuto has taken aim at the $500,000 A G Hunter Cup on February 2.
Nominations for the Grand Circuit event closed with Harness Racing Victoria today, with Tiger Tara heading the list of 31 hopefuls.
Our Uncle Sam and Cruz Bromac, which filled the Inter Dominion placings, are also among the nominations.
Unplaced in last season’s edition won by Lazarus, Tiger Tara is one of only two pacers returning to another tilt at the prestigious event.
Local hope San Carlo, which was also unplaced, is the other returning candidate.
A G Hunter Cup nominations: Bettermatch, Buster Brady, Cant Refuse, Conviction, Cruz Bromac, Flaming Flutter, Galactic Star, Gottashopearly, Ideal World, Im Pats Delight, Jilliby Bandit, Jilliby Chevy, Joes Star Of Mia, Let It Ride, Love Ina Chevy, Motu Gatecrasher, My Field Marshal, Our Max Phactor, Our Triple Play, Our Uncle Sam, Raukapuka Ruler, Rishi, San Carlo, Spankem, Star Galleria, The Bucket List, Thefixer, Tiger Tara, Utmost Delight, Vampiro, Wrappers Delight.