Trainer Adam Durrant has horses racing across the country this weekend, which could well end on a high note if his Viscount 4yo Tick Tick Bloom ($2.30 fav) lives up to market expectation and salutes in the $100,000 Listed Prince Of Wales – Bunbury AHA Cup 2019m on Sunday.
Exploding onto the winning scene April last year the classy mare scored a comfortable maiden win at Pinjarra, before peeling off four victories in a row at Belmont between 1600 and 2000m including the Belmont Oaks.
Tick Tick Bloom resumed recently with a couple of fair efforts – one in particular a promising second behind He Or She, before returning to the winners list with a 2 ½ length triumph over 1800m.
Failing to pick up Be So Ryski last start at Bunbury shocked many as the raging $1.45 favourite was found out of its ground, but still managed to rattle off a sub-35 second final sectional.
Premiership jockey William Pike retains the ride, and will jump from barrier nine.
Likely leader and main challenger Kirov Boy ($3.20) will allow hoop Danny Miller to do what he does best (lead) from barrier eight, while last start runner-up Young Lionel ($5.00) comes in on the third line of betting with Jason Whiting looking to go one better on the Blackfriars 6yo.
Durrant has a busy agenda this WA Day long weekend with Highly Secret, Tower Of Lonhro, Carry The Nation, and Marden representing the stable at Ascot, while Perth Cup victor Real Love will contest the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes 1800m and Chester Road will start close to favourite for the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude 2000m – both feature races are on Saturday at Caulfield.