ALBURY trainer Kym Davison is set to unleash his promising three-year-olds Escebee and Real Calm at Wagga tomorrow.
Both gallopers resume after three months in the paddock with the most interest surrounding the return of Escebee.
Escebee stamped himself as an above-average galloper in the spring, winning three of four starts in his first preparation.
The son of Written Tycoon suffered his only defeat at the hands of the Brett Cavanough-trained Scatcat, who is regarded as the most exciting three-year-old in the Riverina.
Davison said carrying the 60.5-kilogram topweight was his biggest concern ahead of Escebee’s highly anticipated return.
“I’m happy with the way he has come back but the big weight is a query,” he said.
“I tossed up using a claiming apprentice to gain some weight relief but he can be a bit playful when he gets out on the track.
“So we decided to stick with Simon (Miller) because he knows the horse well.
“Whatever he does tomorrow we expect him to improve on.
“But the horse flies fresh and should be in the finish.
“The next two horses in the weights (Run Cannon Run and Zero De Brave) both have claiming apprentices and look the hardest to beat.”
Escebee has led throughout in all three of his career wins but Davison said his slick sprinter was far from one dimensional.
“There looks to be a fair bit of pace in the race,” he said.
“But I will let Simon weigh it up — if they want to go hard early we will look to take a sit.
“It will benefit us further down the track if the horse can learn to relax and just sit in behind them.”
Davison said he would like to run Escebee at the Albury carnival but was no certainty with the Flat Knacker and a Benchmark 70 over 1200 metres the only suitable races over the carnival.
Davison looks to have a strong hand tomorrow with Real Calm, Direct Response, Back To The Bar and first-starter Dudley Breeze also engaged.
“They all look to be each-way chances,” he said.
“But Escebee and Real Calm look to be my best chances of jagging a winner.”