Carramar Arapaho is out to make it five wins in his last seven starts in the Leeton Pacers Cup (2582m), but trainer Chris Hughes is far from confident heading into the feature race on Wednesday.
After being declared outright victor last time out, after initially dead heating at Riverina Paceway, the six-year-old takes strong form into the $15,300 feature however Hughes is very wary about the longer distance.
Only three of the runners have attempted the marathon trip, with Clara Clare the only one to taste success, and the extra distance will see the Leeton pacer driven conservatively by Blake Jones.
"He's probably going to have to be driven very quiet compared to a 1700," Hughes said. "I'm not confident at all as he's getting up on his mark and needs everything to go his way."
The cup is the feature of Leeton's Carnival Of Cups meeting, but four races are worth over $15,000 with the Golden Apple Super Store and Milbrae Quarries finals and the Ladies Drivers Invitational on the strong card.
The first gets under way at 6.13pm.