CONNECTIONS of veteran pacer Gangster Boy are quietly confident the gelding can celebrate his milestone on a high at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.
Making the trip south from Queensland, Gangster Boy will tackle the opening event on the card, which doubles as his 200th start.
“We can only hope he can celebrate a double century with a win,” trainer Ryan Veivers said.
“He is bringing some good form with him, so with a bit of luck he can keep that going.
“With no racing at Albion Park I figured it was a good chance to take a shot at winning a race at Menangle while he is going well.”
To Veivers dismay Gangster Boy has drawn wide in barrier seven over a mile.
“I’m not overly happy with his draw but he’s got good gate speed which we will be using,” Veivers said.
“He is better suited to 2300 metres but can run a pretty solid mile, so he will be there at the finish.”
In what is also a working holiday for the pair, Veivers and Gangster Boy will remain in New South Wales for another week.
“We leave with him on Friday to race on Saturday night,” Veivers said. “We will stay another week for a second start at Menangle, then assess where we will go next.
“Basically, make it up as we go!”