ALREADY considered a major chance upon release of the fields earlier this week, Ten Caisses’ prospects in Hobart tonight have been bolstered.
Racing in top form since arriving in Tasmania, Ten Caisses was considered the one to beat from his 40-metre handicap for trainer Adam Emery.
With his main danger – All Over The Star – scratched, Ten Caisses is considered a safe bet against four rivals over 2579 metres.
Although he is confident with the gelding Emery fell short of declaring Ten Caisses a certainty.
“He’s in with a good chance even off the 40,” Emery said. “He’s racing and working well and is ready to run a big race.
“The small field and longer trip gives him plenty of time to make up the extra ground, but he still has to get out there and get the job done.
“Redason is going well for Rodney (Ashwood) and will be hard to beat if he does everything right.”
With no major plans in mind for Ten Caisses, Emery is considering a trip across Bass Strait with the squaregaiter.
“If wins tonight it will be harder again for him next time on handicaps and we may have to look at other avenues,” Emery said.
“We have talked about going to Victoria for TM0. I was considering the St Arnaud Cup recently, but he didn’t pull up as good as I would’ve liked from his run before so I pulled the pin on it.
“We’ll get through this run and look at the options.”