Alyson Wright said Sunny Bill Du-Toy was in good shape ahead of his tilt at the Grade 1 Daily News 2000.
The good looking and rangy gelding by Irish Flame takes a massive step up in class but Wright confirmed he was improving all the time.
He has won three in a row from 1800m to 2000m, all on the poly, and Wright saw no reason why he would not take to turf.
He has a fine draw of two and might surprise a few as he certainly caught the eye last time over 2000m when running wide and yet still finding enough to power away from the field and win by 2,75 lengths.
However, he was only running off a 74 merit rating and was raised to an 81 so on paper will have to improve on that performance by lengths to finish close to the like of 110 merit rated Do It Again.
Sunny Bill Du-Toy is named after a friend of Owen Heiffer’s, the owner of Hollywood Bets. The horse runs in the Hollywood Syndicate colours.
By David Thiselton