LAST season’s trotting sensation Wobelee will make his highly-anticipated racing return at Tabcorp Park Melton tonight.
Sent for a well-earned spell following his Breeders’ Crown success last August, Wobelee is engaged in a Need For Speed Prince heat.
Despite being first-up from a break, the Alison Alford-trained gelding is a $1.30 favourite from barrier four.
Happy with Wobelee’s progress, Alford is confident her stable star can begin his three-year-old season on a high.
“He is feeling good,” Alford said. “He’s had a couple of trials, where he went well, and has been working pretty well.
“He’s come back a bit bigger and stronger and is good to go.
“Although he is not 100 per cent wound up, he is ready to win.”
Should all go according to plan, Wobelee will make his way into the Group One Final at Melton on March 10 – Lyn McPherson Memorial night.
Last season Wobelee became the first to complete a clean sweep of Victoria’s four two-year-old trotting Group Ones.
With a Group Two also to his credit, Wobelee boasts an imposing record of 10 wins and two placings 12 starts.