September 15, 2017 Paul Courts
EVERGREEN pacer Avonnova is expected to have no trouble continuing his winning start to the season when he heads to Albion Park tomorrow night.
Scoring at the same venue when first-up from a break a fortnight ago, the son of Art Major has drawn to lead throughout from barrier two.
Thrilled with the 11-year-old’s condition, trainer Ian Gurney has no doubt Avonnova is ready to win.
“He never stops amazing me,” Gurney said. “Even though he’s an old bugger now, he’s working as well as he ever has.
“I worked him yesterday and he felt sensational. He just keeps going and nothing worries him.
“For a horse of his age, he shows no signs of slowing down.”
Citing Major Cam as the main danger, Gurney believes Avonnova’s stablemate Ideal Scott also poses a big threat.
Boasting six wins and two seconds from his last nine starts, Major Cam will begin from gate three, with Ideal Scott drawn the pole.
“Major Cam is going really well and is the one to worry about,” Gurney said. “Ideal Scott is working well and gets his chance from the draw.
“Getting a good trail and looking for the sprint lane is Ideal Scott’s best hope.”