In-form jockey Anthony Cavallo is hopeful a return to the scene of his best win can bring out the best in Bill ‘N’ Eve on Sunday.
The four-year-old lines up in the Dubbo RSL Platinum TAB Benchmark 65 Handicap (1300m), less than two years after taking out the Dubbo club’s feature two-year-old event, the Silver Goblet, at just his second race start.
Trained by John Marzol at Wagga, Bill ‘N’ Eve now has a record of three wins and four placings from 16 starts and Cavallo hopes he can record his first victory since August in Sunday’s event.
“He’s a tidy horse with a bit of ability and I think it helps taking him back to a place where he has won before,” Cavallo.
“John has been a good supporter of mine, and I’ve built a good association with the horse. John is based at Wagga now so he wouldn’t be making the trek if he didn’t think the horse would run well.”
Bill ‘N’ Eve will face 12 rivals in Sunday’s race, including some tried and tested performers such as Our Sarastro, Grass Cutter and Landuncan. But Cavallo wouldn’t swap his mount for any of them.
“He’s improved each preparation and even though he gives away a bit of experience to most of them, I don’t think any of the others are flying so he’ll be hard to beat,” he said.