THE Lagoon trainer Ben Settree has his sights set on a Group 3 Canola Cup this Monday and he believes Dark Terror and Kanena Provlima have a chance to take the spoils.
Settree was thrilled to qualify two horses for the $30,000 country feature, with his pair of hopes drawing differing levels of interest in the front runner discussion.
Dark Terror is rated the better chance of the two but has an awkward draw on the back row to contend with.
Glen McElhinney has the drive again on the Western Terror gelding who finished a narrow second to Brad Hewitt's Roger That in his heat.
Anthony Frisby is on board Kanena Provlima on the outside of the front row.
The third placing in the heat was an encouraging run for the A Rocknroll Dance gelding, racing for the first time in four months.
"I think they're both really good chances," Settree said.
"Kanena Provlima was first up last week after a really long spell and I thought his run was absolutely super. He did a bit of work from the back row and he had to make a sustained sprint when they ran one of the fastest last halves of the day.
"Barrier 10 makes it a little bit difficult for Dark Terror but if he can get a good trip, which is up to Glen, then he'll certainly be in it as well."
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Hewitt's other runner, Hurricane Roy, shapes up as the one to beat.
Hurricane Roy, who Kanena Provlima finished behind in the heats, goes out from the inside of the back row.
Bernie Hewitt's Lord Denzel gave Hurricane Roy a moderate challenge in the straight during the heat but the short-priced favourite didn't have to work hard to stay in the clear.
Kanena Provlima has the speed to be among the battle for the lead but Settree said one horse in particular could pose a problem.
"I'm not sure whether he can cross David Druitt's horse, Major Comment," he said.
"I'd say he's the likely leader at this stage. Brad Hewitt's horses are both really nice and Sam Hewitt's horse Redbank Cooper is nice too.
"The barrier draw has probably lent itself to making Major Comment the horse to beat but racing's a funny game and anything can happen.
"I think the winner will come from Major Comment, Dark Terror, Redbank Cooper and Hurricane Roy but I gave Kanena Provlima a sneaky chance of knocking them all off."
Settree, Brad Hewitt and Bernie Hewitt each have two runners contesting the final.
Neil Day's El Aguila will be worthy of consideration after gaining the inside gate for the big race.
Ashlee Grives' Allegretto rounds out the field with a start from gate two. Kash Us Back and Matamua are the emergencies.
Eugowra's eight race meeting gets underway from 12.20pm and the Canola Cup runs from 3.48pm.