Prolific winner Son Of Fergie will use tonight's $35,000 Find Thirty Every Day Lord Mayor's Cup (2536m) at Gloucester Park as a springboard to rich Sydney races.
The gelding, pursuing his third straight win, is set to join top NSW trainer John McCarthy's stable and compete at Menangle's Inter Dominion Championship carnival.
"He's booked on a flight out of Perth early next week," Dardanup trainer Stephen De Campo said.
"There are good Sydney races leading up to the Inters final on March 3.
"Son Of Fergie's won 21 times here, but he should be even better at Menangle. It's a bigger course and the longer straight will suit him.
"The 1400m circuit at Menangle has a 350m run home. Gloucester Park's track is 800m, with a 145m straight."
Son Of Fergie finished power- fully to win over 2936m a fortnight ago. He won over 2536m a week earlier.
"Gate six has set him a hard task in the Lord Mayor's Cup," De Campo said. "He's drawn outside Im Themightyquinn. We'll need luck."
De Campo, who races Son Of Fergie in partnership with Jeffrey Wright and Bevan Buswell, said the gelding could become a long-term member of McCarthy's team.
The owners hope Son Of Fergie can match former WA pacer Washakie's success for McCarthy. Washakie has won 29 races in NSW, Victoria and Queensland since being transferred to McCarthy.
Inter Dominion Champion Im Themightyquinn will be an odds-on Lord Mayor's Cup favourite.
Mysta Magical Mach, who has drawn gate two, could be a value bet when Morgan Woodley resumes driving him in the cup.He ran a fast-finishing second after getting clear late when driven by Kyle Harper in a 2130m race last Friday. The gelding has won 18 races for Woodley.
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