Talented youngster Swayzee will begin his quest for a pass into the rich Australian Pacing Gold Final tonight.
Unbeaten from three starts this season, Swayzee is engaged in a first round heat in Bendigo for trainer Tim Butt.
Should all go to plan the colt will then compete in the second round before progressing to the $350,000 Final at Tabcorp Park Melton on May 29.
“I’ve been more than happy with his preparation,” Butt said. “He’s had a few runs back after five months away from the races and been spot on in each of those.
“His fitness level is right where it should be going into a series like this and he’ll be right in it.”
With John Caldow to take the reins, Swayzee has drawn to settle forward from barrier four which has seen him listed as the $2.50 second elect with TAB Fixed Odds.
Also undefeated for the term, Narutac Prince heads the market at $2.20.
Prepared by astute horseman David Aiken, the son of Art Major will come from gate two.
Narutac Prince is a half-brother to Group One winner Turn It Up and a brother to Group Two winner, Treasure, which were also APG graduates.
“It’s a pretty strong heat,” Butt said. “Narutac Prince is the one to beat on form and draw, with Bondi Lockdown also a big chance even from the second row.
“I can’t fault Swayzee going into this, but he’ll need the right run.”