NSW pacer Chariot King, drawn inside WA star Im Themightyquinn, has an elevated temperature and is doubtful to contest Sunday's $750,000 Sydney Inter Dominion Grand Final (3009m) at Menangle.
Harness Racing NSW veterinary steward Martin Wainscott said yesterday Chariot King, who was expected to show speed from gate four, was off colour after finishing last of 10 in a trial on Tuesday.
The $3.7 million earner Im Themightyquinn, pursuing his third Inters title, drew barrier six.
"Chariot King's temperature is high," Wainscott said.
"I'll examine the horse at trainer John Tapp's stable on Saturday.
"A decision will then be made on whether he can start."
Wainscott said Lincoln Royal, who had a hoof abscess on arrival from New Zealand, would also need a veterinary clearance before being allowed to run in the Inters final.
The six-year-old, drawn in gate nine, will again be inspected by Wainscott today.
Trainer Gary Hall Sr said Im Themightyquinn, who was in Chariot King's trial on Tuesday, had pulled up well and would work at Menangle's Breakfast With The Stars today.
"He made up a lot of ground and finished a close second to Christian Me in Tuesday's Menangle trial over 1609m," Hall said.
"Quinnie clocked an impressive 26.5sec. for the last 400m without being fully extended."
Im Themightyquinn holds $3 favouritism in Player fixed odds with Terror To Love at $3.50.