PROMISING pacer Like A Wildfire is expected to continue his perfect Australian record despite a difficult draw at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night.
Set to contest the Melton Toyota Final, Like A Wildfire has drawn the middle of the second line for trainer Gavin Lang.
Like A Wildfire has been impressive winning his five starts since arriving from New Zealand, with Lang confident the son of Big Jim can maintain his unbeaten status.
“He’s done a pretty good job since he’s been here and should be able to keep that going on Saturday night,” Lang said.
“The draw has made it harder on him but he is going well enough to overcome it.
“As long as he can get a good run at them he’ll be right in it.”
Sent across the Tasman in search of better options, Like A Wildfire is likely to become a victim of the national rating system according to Lang.
The national rating system came into effect on July 1.
“They’ve had a similar system in New Zealand for years which most of the trainers don’t like,” Lang said.
“The system goes against a horse like him, which is why he was sent here for more opportunities.
“Now it looks like he could face the same problem here and have to move on a little further down the track.”