"Black Tycoon will strip fitter for the run and I expect him to be further improved over the 1400m of the CBC Hockey Club Handicap at Kalgoorlie on Wednesday."
That’s the assessment from trainer Trent Brown after Black Tycoon ran third to Hiatus on his return to racing last month.
Black Tycoon, ridden by Alan Kennedy, settled back before doing his best work late to be placed four lengths from the Dean Nazzari-trained galloper.
"He was about 80 per cent going into the race and has improved out of sight since," said Brown.
"It was more of a trial against 1100m wind burners.
"He will be improved by stepping up to 1400m and should be hard to beat."
Black Tycoon, a son of Blackfriars, has missed the money only once in five starts with one win and three placings.
He has drawn barrier eight in the 12 horse field and will carry 57kg with the claim of apprentice Rayce Nielsen.
Brown has high hopes Foryouandme can complete a stable double when the Surtee gelding contests the Kalgoorlie Masters Football Club Handicap (1400m).
Foryouandme, a first-up second at Esperance, backed up with a strong win over The Key Cutter at Kalgoorlie’s opening meeting of the season on March 31.
"He has displayed improved form and probably should be unbeaten after missing the kick at Esperance," said Brown.
"From the draw he should get a pie run and be hard to beat.
"This is a harder race but if he is going to progress towards the Golden Stayer Series he will need to produce something.
"I’m looking forward to see how he handles the challenge."
Dean Nazzari has commenced the season in brilliant fashion and is the early leader in the Kalgoorlie Feed Barn Trainer’s Premiership with three wins.
It included Brother Patrick who could not have been any more impressive when making his debut a fortnight ago.
Brother Patrick, by Anabaa out of Boulder Cup winner Sister Patricia, was next to last when turning the corner before rattling home over the 1200m journey.
Nazzari anticipates Brother Patrick will produce a similar performance in the RSL/Legacy Sprint (1300m).
"He has continued to thrive and the extra distance will suit," Nazzari said.
"From a nice draw he will be hard to toss."
Nazzari said stable mates and last-start victors Hiatus and Bells Victory had continued to train on and would be in the mix again in their respective races.
Hiatus, a noted frontrunner, has drawn gate four in the Hardy Spicer Handicap (1100m) while Bells Victory, who scored his first win in 14 starts, will contest the CBC Hockey Club Handicap (1400m).
Nazzari also believes former New South Wales galloper Stellar Choice, who ran third to Aylesford at his West Australian debut, can’t be left of calculations in the Somerville Cabinets Maiden (1100m).
"A good first up effort to run on from a wide draw," said Nazzari.
"From an improved barrier in four he gets an opportunity to breakthrough."