Trainer Brad Witt hopes Tysons Tiger can turn promise into performance starting at Wagga on Monday.
The three-year-old gelding resumes in the William Farrer Hotel Class 2 Hcp (1200m) with Brad Clark in the saddle.
“I think he’s got a good future,” the Wagga-based Witt said.
“He’ll probably only have three or four runs this campaign. We’re looking at him as a Wagga Guineas horse.”
Tysons Tiger has recorded a maiden win at Wagga over 1400m and a first-up second at his home track from four starts.
The son of Seidnazar is raced and bred by Ben Lawrence, originally from Wagga, now living in Scone.
“Right from day one he’s always shown a fair bit of ability,” Witt said.
“In the early days we thought he was a sprinter but it looks like he’ll want a bit of ground as he gets older.”
Witt thought enough of Tysons Tiger to take him to Canterbury at his third start where he finished 5-1/2 lengths seventh to Gaze In Awe over 1100m on May 18.
“The run was better than it appeared. The saddle slipped back just after the start and he was at a disadvantage,” Witt said.
“He came out next start and bolted in.”
Tysons Tiger scored a two length win in a 1400m maiden on his home track on June 4 and was immediately spelled.
“He had about five weeks in the paddock,” Witt said.
“He’s come back in real good order.
“I gave him a jump out last Tuesday. He went nice.
“So far he’s doing everything asked of him.
“I’m rapt with where he’s at.
“Tomorrow he’s got a good weight (54kg), drawn a good barrier (two) and he’s ready to roll.”
Witt wishes he had a stable full of horses like Tysons Tiger.
“He’s a real good worker, a dream to train, he said. He does what you want, comes home licks out the bin and is easy to handle.
“I’ve got a race picked out for him in Sydney next month after he has another run or two in the bush.”