Tyler's team heads to Central Otago
Kelvin Tyler could win with three of the four horses he is starting at Cromwell on Sunday.
The Riverton trainer's four runners are Heza Bachelor, Peter Parrot, Scottey and Ashley, with the latter joining his stable after the New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton this month.
Heza Bachelor, who lines up in the RD Petroleum 1400m Maiden, and Peter Parrot, a candidate for the Skycity Queenstown Casino Maiden, are in form and ready to win.
Heza Bachelor raced hard in front and weakened to second at Winton eight days ago. Peter Parrot ran an eye-catching third on the second day of the New Zealand Cup meeting on November 14.
''He went huge, came from a long way back (for third),'' Tyler said today.
Scottey also raced at Riccarton on the same day, but was tripped by a wide draw.
''He was three and four wide all the way.''
The grey son of Any Suggests struck heavy tracks for his other two starts, which were Ascot Park (seventh, October 12) and Winton (second, September 18).
Earlier this season Tyler had thoughts of running Scottey in the Two Thousand Guineas at Cup Week.
One-win mare Ashley was switched from Tauranga owner-trainer Nigel Mortimer to Tyler after finishing last in two 2000m races at Riccarton.
Tyler hasn't done a lot with Ashley, preferring to have her fresh for the 1400m Wanaka Cup
- The Southland Times