The sprinting heat over 1700m is not his forte and explains why he is a $51 outsider, but if he can finish in the first four he will be a chance to sneak into the final in the last set of heats on Friday.
“The horse is going great but he just got in the wrong spot and got a check at the top of the straight the other night,” Chris Frisby said. “When they are going track record time, you don’t want to be going backwards.
“He is in great order and was full of himself after Friday, which is a good sign. He really needs to run well in this heat to give us a chance in the final set of heats to get into the final.”
Our Uncle Sam has drawn perfectly with gate four but is in a stacked heat, which includes opening night winner Ultimate Sniper, Cruz Bromac and Bling It On, which is also in a battle to make the final.
San Carlo looks the leader from the gate one and Our Uncle Sam will be driven to use his draw.
“I think you have to use the good draw and hopefully he can get a good run and be in the finish,” Frisby said.
Victoria Cup winner Bling It On is also in a sudden-death position with driver Luke McCarthy thinking he might have choked down last Friday after striking the the sulky wheels through out the race. He has a second-row draw to follow San Carlo on Tuesday, which is favourable for him to take a sit, his preferred way of racing.
Meanwhile, McLovin has been taken out of the Inter Dominion trotters series because of a viral infection.