RIDING the crest of a wave, prominent owner Tony Lacastro hopes the tide will continue to flow his way tonight.
With “about a dozen” horses in various stables, Lacastro made three trips to the winners’ circle last week – two in New South Wales and one in Queensland.
Lacastro’s local victories were Don Lou at Club Menangle on Saturday night and Diletto in Penrith 48 hours earlier.
Triumphant in a heat, Diletto will return to the provincial circuit for the $20,400 Final this evening.
Trained by Mark Rolfe, the son of Bettors Delight has drawn to figure prominently from barrier four.
“It would be nice if the purple patch can continue,” Lacastro said. “I’ve been having a bit of fun in the last week, and if Diletto can get the job done again tonight, I’ll be rapt.
“Mark has not long come back into the game after four or fives years away from it and he’s doing a tremendous job.
“He’s a great conditioner of horses and the results are showing.”
To be driven by Chris Geary, Diletto is on the second line of betting at $5.50 with TAB Fixed Odds.
Also successful in a heat, Timely Sovereign is the $3.90 favourite from gate two.
“I’m happy with the draw,” Lacastro said. “Hopefully he can slot into the running line from there and then find his way home.
“Timely Sovereign went well in his heat and is the one to beat again.”