A MOST triumphant evening is the ultimate goal for astute trainer Jarrod Alchin heading into Saturday night’s Club Menangle meeting.
Alchin has runners in four Australian Pacing Gold Bullion Finals, including reigning champion My Ultimate Byron.
‘Byron’ will be joined throughout the program by his stablemates My Ultimate Levi, Madrid, Most Triumphant and the undefeated My Ultimate Snowy.
Successful in their heat, My Ultimate Byron, Madrid and My Ultimate Snowy are among the favourites in their Group Ones.
Most Triumphant and My Ultimate Levi earned their spots in the majors by finishing among the placegetters.
On the strength of their form and draws, Alchin is confident each will play a strong role in the finish.
“I don’t think I’ve taken what I would consider a stronger team to the races,” Alchin said. “Between them they are all capable of winning.
“It’s not going to be easy and will come down to the kind of runs they get, but I give them all a serious chance.”
My Ultimate Byron has drawn to settle prominently from the pole in the three-year-old decider, while My Ultimate Levi faring poorly in barrier 10.
Madrid has also drawn 10 in the fillies’ division, with the pair slotting into eight with the removal of the emergencies.
“With any luck Byron can repeat his win from last year,” Alchin said. “He’s got the draw to do it.
“Madrid has drawn wide, but possesses high gate speed and should be able to cross and lead, which will make her the one to beat.”
Runner-up in her qualifier, Most Triumphant will come from two in the two-year-old fillies’ division.
“Most Triumphant has drawn well and appears to be a strong each-way chance,” Alchin said.
With the emergencies taken out of the equation My Ultimate Snowy will begin from the pole.
“I really like this bloke,” Alchin said. “I think he has an x-factor about him and the making of a very nice type.
“He’s still got to live up to those expectations, but he gives the feeling he can go a long way…hopefully that journey takes another step in the Final.”
- PAUL COURTS