GUNDAGAI trainer Jim Scobie is hoping to grab a piece of the lucrative prizemoney on offer at Randwick on Saturday.
Scobie has Zero To Ten running in the $500,000 Heineken 3 St Leger Stakes (2600m) on Everest day at Randwick.
Not only will it be an experience to have a runner on the richest day of Australian racing, but Zero To Ten only has to beat one horse home to earn $5000.
Zero To Ten is no stranger to strong company and ran fourth at group three level last year, along with a fourth placing in the 2016 listed Rowley Mile.
“I’m looking forward to it actually,” Scobie said.
“I think everyone knows he’s a bit outclassed but he’s in good shape and he will run his best.”
Zero To Ten has drawn the inside barrier and will go forward for jockey Christian Reith.
He is yet to break through this preparation but has raced in strong Saturday metropolitan company a couple of times.
“It’s a big pretty big day of racing and while I don’t think he’s a genuine winning chance, we’ll keep fronting up,” he said.
“Weight For Age doesn’t really suit. He should have 41 (kilograms) not 55. He’s had one run over 2700 and acquitted himself pretty well so we’ll look to keep fronting up because at home at Gundagai we’re not going to win it.”
Scobie said it will be a great day out for his family, catching up with his son, based in Singleton.
Any rain that falls won’t hurt Zero To Ten, who has won five races on soft or heavy going.
Zero To Ten is rated a $126 chance with TAB.