A PAIR of difficult draws will make life tough for New South Wales raiders Revy Jay and Amandas Spur at Ballarat on Saturday night.
Sent south of the border by Joe and Mary Rando, the trotters are faced with wide and second row starting positions.
Engaged in the E B Cochran Cup, Amandas Spur will begin from barrier six – much to the dismay of Joe.
“On the nominations we expected him to draw around barrier four,” Joe said. “A couple of last minute nominations came in and now he’s coming out of six.
“He won’t do much early from there, just drop in and look for one shot at them.
“He’s got phenomenal speed, a real good turn of foot, so he will be driven for a sit.
“It is a very strong race and we will be happy if he finishes in top four, anything better than that is a bonus from that draw.”
Thriving since arriving at the Randos’ Maraylya stable Revy Jay has won her last three outings in eye-catching fashion.
The mare’s victories follow a pair of thirds during her first two starts for the couple.
Revy Jay’s winning streak is in serious threat thanks to being the only runner drawn the back row in a Vicbred Platinum Championship heat.
“We have been so happy with her,” Joe said. “She’s done a tremendous job since we got her.
“It is a pretty strong field for that class of mare, but I think she can go close despite the draw.
“We’ll just have to hope she and Amandas Spur get a little bit of luck on the night.”