Player fixed odds has slashed star WA pacer Im Themightyquinn's Sydney Inter Dominion Championship price from $4.20 to $3.10 since his qualifying heat win over 2536m at Gloucester Park on Saturday night.
The Gary Hall Sr-trained gelding strengthened his prospects of a third straight Inters title at Menangle on Sunday week when he scored by 24.5m from Mysta Magical Mach in the heat and broke a track record.
Second placing automatically earned Mysta Magical Mach a start in the $750,000 Inters championship (3000m). Dasher VC, who ran third in the Perth heat, has been invited by Harness Racing NSW to also contest the championship.
Mysta Magical Mach is $34 in Player's Inters market and Dasher VC is $41.
Dual New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love, who impressively won an Inters heat in Auckland on Saturday, clings to favouritism for the Sydney championship at $3 with Player.
Mah Sish and Caribbean Blaster, the winners of Saturday's Sydney and Melbourne qualifiers, are $7 and $8.
Hall said Im Themightyquinn pulled up in top order.
"He can still make slight improvement," the trainer said.
"We'll have him back to his peak again in Sydney. Terror To Love looks to be his toughest Inters rival.
"Quinnie will be flown direct from Perth to Sydney with Mysta Magical Mach and Dasher VC on Friday."
Hall's reinsman son Gary Jr drove Im Themightyquinn patiently in the early stages of Saturday's heat, then dashed clear at the 1200m. He rated 1:54.7 and eclipsed Washakie's 2536m mobile start track record of 1:56.3 set in 2010.
A fast time was ensured when pole runner Ima Rocket Star was attacked for the lead by Lombo Navigator over the first 600m. They raced 20m clear in a two-horse war.
Ima Rocket Star finished fifth and Lombo Navigator ran last of eight, about 120m behind Quinnie.
"Lombo Navigator's reinsman Matthew White has received six weeks suspension for an unacceptable drive," acting chief steward Carl Coady said. "He applied undue pressure to Ima Rocket Star."
White said he would not appeal.
"Taking the front would have given Lombo Navigator his best chance to win," White said.
"I thought Ima Rocket Star's reinsman Colin Brown would have handed up the lead."
·WA Derby winner Im Victorious, set for the $200,000 Chariots Of Fire (1609m) at Menangle on Sunday week, will make his Sydney debut in a 1609m race tomorrow.