John Scott is hoping a long trip to Young will be worthwhile on Tuesday.
The Albury horseman heads north with just one horse as he tries to find a way to turn Lettuceventilate’s form around.
The seven-year-old hasn’t won since July and with the fields drawn based on the lowest earners in their last five starts Scott thought it could be a very suitable race.
“It was a race done from the bottom up on prizemoney and he hasn’t won much in his last five starts so I’m trying to get him back into form,” Scott said.
“He’s been out of form for a while but I looked at the race and thought oh well even though it was a long way to go.”
Adding to the mix Lettuceventilate has drawn barrier one, Scott is confident he can use the good draw.
“He’s pretty quick out the gate when you want to rev him up so I think he can lead and should be very competitive in that field,” he said.
“If he’s not he’ll probably be retired.
“I’m just hoping he can find some form again, find a weak race to get a bit of confidence up at the moment because he needs it.”
However one concern is travelling in the heat.
With the mercury expected to rise well over 40 degrees throughout the region the three hours in the float could be very taxing.
Ellen Bartley takes the drive with Scott looking to use her concession claim.
It’s her only drive over the nine races.
They are only a few Southwest and Riverina participants heading to Young’s meeting during a busy period of Carnival of Cups meetings.
Junee is next in line and they will hold heats of their Pacers Cup for the first time in almost a decade on Saturday with the final on January 27.