CONNECTIONS of talented youngster Bettabrown Tiger hope he can break his recent bridesmaid status when he heads to Hobart on tomorrow night.
Unbeaten as a freshman, Bettabrown Tiger has had three public outings this term, where he has finished second on each occasion.
The son of Betterthancheddar has been runner-up in two trials and a race at in Hobart last month.
His most recent effort was in a trial at Carrick three weeks ago.
With Bettabrown Tiger drawn barrier four in his pending engagement, trainer Melissa Maine is confident the gelding can return to the winners’ circle.
“There is no reason why he shouldn’t win,” Main said. “We’ve just been taking it easy with him this time in, trying to get him right.
“His blood hasn’t been 100 per cent, nothing major, but just not quite right.
“He is fine now and ready to go on with it.”
With the Tasmania Derby Bettabrown Tiger’s long term target, Maine is also planning a trip across Bass Strait.
The Blue Riband scheduled to be conducted in Hobart on April 8.
“The Derby is an option we’d like to have him in,” Main said. “At this stage we just want to get few runs under his belt and see where he is at.
“Chasing his Vicbred bonus is also on the cards, so we will head over to Victoria at some stage.”