Ben and Daniel Pearce remain upbeat that talented three-year-old Watto’s Fury is capable of handling a steep rise in class at Belmont tomorrow.
The So Secret gelding was an impressive first-up winner in midweek grade on August 16, however, faces a stern test in tomorrow’s Myattsfield Vineyards Plate.
Last-start Saturday winners Turbo Power and Dainty Pat will take part in the race, as well as smart types Epic Grey and Fine Scent.
Aaron Mitchell retains the ride on Watto’s Fury who will jump from barrier six in the eight-horse field.
He’s currently listed a $4.80 chance with TABTouch.
Meanwhile, Pushin’ Shapes, the winner of last season’s Narrogin Cup, will race second-up in the Hosemasters Handicap enroute to the Kalgoorlie feature events next month.
The Viscount five-year-old had no luck when forced to race wide throughout on August 12, however, has drawn suitably in barrier four tomorrow with apprentice Clint Johnston-Porter set to take the mount.
He appears to be a likely improver and is currently rated a $8.00 chance with TABTouch.
Pearce Racing expect the gelding to back-up into the $100,000 Coolgardie Cup (1760m) eight days later.