Elrington trainer Chris Kedwell hopes One Cold Hombre can return to his winning ways at The Gardens on Friday in heats of the Red Dog (400m) monthly series.
One Cold Hombre recovered from a last-place finish at The Gardens on debut to win three in a row, including two over 400m at the track, before a fifth at Gosford.
The Aston Dee Bee dog will contest heat two of four at The Gardens on Friday from box five, where he recorded an impressive 22.68 seconds on December 19.
"He's not a bad little dog," Kedwell said. "He's learning every start. First start he got barreled but he learnt from it next go and jumped a bit better.
"Last start I took him to Gosford and he just missed it a little bit and found trouble from the squeeze box.
"He likes The Gardens. He hadn't had as many looks at Gosford as he has The Gardens so we're hoping he improves.
"We just need a bit of luck in the first 5-10 metres. He should go all right but the five box, you are relying on that luck early, and there are a few good ones in it.
"The seven [Big Trump Banner] goes well, and the one [Happy Dash] and two [Super Athletic] are handy. The four [Only Cecil] won its last start so they are all pretty handy. But this one has got a motor on it, so if he can get clear, he goes all right."
Kedwell, who has 16 in work, also has Midnight Sea in the race two 400m maiden.
"She was unlucky last week," he said. "She just took on a dog she couldn't beat. They ran 22.6 in a maiden and she's a 23 dog, but she's running good enough to win her maiden."
The 10-race program starts at 3.07pm.
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