Favourite ready to fire in Pacing Cup
TRAINER Scott Stewart is confident Bitobliss can live up to its favourite status and win Saturday night's $50,000 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup.
Bitobliss was installed a short-priced $1.80 favourite with TAB Sportsbet on Wednesday for the Cup (2650m) at Lord's Raceway.
Stewart, who will drive Bitobliss from the back row draw of No.9, says the pacer is back to its best after its win at Tabcorp Park in last Friday's SEW Eurodrive Free for All (2240m).
"He has pulled up well from last Friday night and the draw isn't too bad," Stewart said on Thursday.
"No disrespect to the other horses and connections, but he's probably a class above most of them, except for No.10 (Mah Sish).
"But in saying that, you've still got to go out and beat them. With the way he has been racing and how he pulled up after last week, we're confident."
Bitobliss has won 22 races from 43 starts, including two Kilmore Pacing Cups in 2011 and 2012.
Saturday night's Bendigo Pacing Cup will be the seventh race on the card at 9.30pm.