Lindsay Park has set its sights on winning a third Albury Gold Cup.
Co-trainer Tom Dabernig confirmed that he is plotting a two-pronged attack on the $200,000 feature with stablemates Huntly Castle and Sikorsky.
The multiple Group One winning trainer was in Albury yesterday to launch the Albury Gold Cup carnival at the Commercial Club.
The leading trainer said the Albury Gold Cup carnival was always firmly on the stable's radar.
"If things go to plan, the stable should have Huntly Castle and Sikorsky running around in the cup," Dabernig said.
"Huntly Castle has won two races at Wagga this preparation and contested the Victorian Derby as a three-year-old.
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"The horse is in good form and I would like to think he could be a lightweight hope in the cup.
"Sikorsky is a five-year-old gelding and finished runner-up in the Wangaratta Cup last weekend.
"He also ran in the Victorian Derby."
Lindsay Park is no stranger to Albury Gold Cup success after having previously taken out the feature with Growl (2010) and Extra Zero (2012).
"The stable has been fortunate to have won two Albury Cup's previously with Growl and Extra Zero," he said.
"It's probably fair to say Huntly Castle and Sikorsky are probably not in the same class as our previous winners.
"But the old saying is that you have to be in it to win it and they will head to Albury fit and in good order."
Dabernig said he would have several runners target the supporting races over the two-day carnival which commences on March 18.
The lightly-raced Azaly is set to tackle the Albury Guineas first-up from a spell.
Azaly finished runner-up in the listed Geelong Classic at his most recent run in October.
"I'm planning on kicking off Azaly's preparation in the Albury Guineas who I feel is a smart three-year-old in the making," he said.
"We thought he was good enough to run in the Victoria Derby and he ran well at Geelong but didn't quite get to the Derby.
"His major target for this preparation could be the South Australian Derby.
"He is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and will be wearing the famous royal blue colors."
This year's carnival is set to be the richest in the club's history with more than $770,000 in prize money, trophies and bonuses on offer.
The cup day crowd has been capped at 9800 patrons with tickets to be pre-purchased.
Club chief Steve Hetherton said sales had been encouraging with more than half the allocated tickets sold.
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