DRAWING a wide barrier is a major concern for Crossley trainer Quinton Scott as he prepares to win his first Casterton Cup with Stellarized on Sunday.
Stellarized has drawn the outside barrier 13 in the $30,000 race over 2000 metres.
“It's an awkward barrier,” Scott said. “I would have preferred to have drawn a better gate, but it's what it is. You can't win the race staying at home.
“Front runners at Casterton usually have an advantage. I’ll probably instruct our jockey Holly (McKechnie) to ride for luck. It's a pretty even field on paper.”
Three jumps races are set down for decision on the eight-race card, with a $30,000 open steeplechase over 3800 metres the feature.
Last-start Mount Gambier steeple winner Dormello Mo looks the one to beat for Warrnambool trainer Simon Ryan.
The former jumps jockey gave Dormello Mo a look around the tricky Casterton circuit on Thursday, in preparation for Sunday's race.