From the leading kennel of Darren McDonald, Gardam Prince has an impeccable race record having already saluted the judge in 13 of his 18 race starts.
The son of Black Enforcer has notched up two wins from as many starts at Ballarat, and has run a sub twenty five second victory over the race distance.
Gardam Prince will exit an awkward Box 5 draw in the race, but this should not affect his chances as he has explosive pace out of the boxes.
McDonald rates Gardam Prince as the best dog in his kennel at the moment which is a big rap for the young chaser.
Gardam Prince’s only two race blemishes have been of late where he has received checks in running.
Other top line chasers making up the star studded field are Hanify’s Impact, Betty Boo and Signor Casanova.
Hanify’s Impact from the Jason Thompson kennel is a brilliant type who has also won twenty races, and earned his connections in excess of $145,000 in prize money.
The last time Gardam Prince and Hanify’s Impact clashed it was Hanify’s Impact who was the victor by 1.5 lengths.
Betty Boo for Tarneit trainer John Galea has drawn well in Box 2, and could easily cause an upset in the race.
Betty Boo won nine consecutive races before her last two runs at The Meadows.
She is also very quick out of the boxes and will keep the opposition honest.
The George Kantzidis trained Signor Casanova has drawn the coveted Box 1 in the race.
Although his form on paper does not look good, he boasts a best time of 25.15 at the track and distance and cannot be left out of the chances.