TOUGH jumper Police Camp is chasing his third steeplechase win at Casterton on Sunday but the seven-year-old must lump 74.5kgs to achieve the feat.
Warrnambool trainer Simon Ryan is confident Police Camp can win another 'chase at the picturesque track, despite the big weight impost.
Ryan said Police Camp, who will be ridden by in-form jockey Will Gordon, loved jumping the live hedges at Casterton.
"The 74.5kgs is a big weight but I reckon he's up to the challenge," Ryan told The Standard.
"Police Camp carried 71kgs and won there two starts ago. He just loves Casterton.
"There's a lot of jumpers who struggle going over the live hedges.
"My bloke just loves them. Will has a good understanding of Police Camp.
"I'm sure he'll have him well placed in the run.
"We gave Police Camp a run on the flat last week just to have him ready for this race."
Early betting markets rate Police Camp - a $6 chance in the 3800-metre race.
Ryan also has Bow Thruster running in a high-weight flat race over 1800 metres.
The open steeplechase, which is scheduled to start at 1.15pm, is one of four jumps races on the nine-race program.
Top jumps trainer Eric Musgrove accepted with seven runners in the jumps races. His runners are Just Rolling, Kapuziner, Wristband, Zoffany Rocket, Onset, Solodka and Mr One Eleven. A benchmark 64 over 1800-metre is the main flat race on the program.
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