TWO years ago it was the comparison everyone wanted an answer to.
Dominating his crop, Wobelee took all before him on his way to a 12-run winning streak between his two and early three-year-old seasons.
Given the excitement around the trotter it was only natural enthusiasts wanted to know how Wobelee measures up to former star youngster Noopy Kiosk given Chris Alford had an association with both.
Noopy Kiosk was trained and predominantly driven by Alford’s late father Barry, while Wobelee is prepared by Alford’s wife, Alison.
Alford, however, played his cards close to his chest, keeping his opinion to himself.
During the past couple of seasons the request for a comparison has diminished, but given Saturday night’s feature it’s worth another crack.
Set to compete at Tabcorp Park Melton, Wobelee will contest the Noopy Kiosk Free-For-All.
At this stage of their careers the squaregaiters records are almost on par.
From his first 36 outings Noopy Kiosk notched 28 wins and two seconds, while Wobelee has 21 wins, 10 seconds and three thirds.
Noopy Kiosk won four Group Ones, while Wobelee has five Group Ones and two Group Twos.
When asked again to make a comparison Alford provided the “different eras” response, but when pushed he did admit Wobelee is quicker!
As for his pending assignment, Wobelee has drawn to settle forward from barrier six.
TAB Fixed Odds has the five-year-old, which scored first-up from a four-month spell a fortnight ago, listed as the $3.20 second favourite.
Mclovin heads the market at $2.90 despite his second row draw for trainer Andy Gath.
“He did very well in his first run back at Shepparton a couple of weeks ago,” Alison said. “His work since has been terrific and he will be better again on Saturday night.
“Hopefully he is ready to go on with it now.
“Mclovin is in great form and is the one to beat again.”