Jye McNeil aboard Blazejowski (Image: Racing Photos)
Already boasting a career-best 97 wins this season, jockey Jye McNeil can inch closer to a century with a quality book of rides at Flemington on Saturday, headlined by Blazejowksi.
The Greg Eurell-trained gelding hasn't put a foot wrong since his race return in May, winning three races in succession, including a brilliant last-start performance when tackling 1400 metres for the first time.
"I think he definitely cleared the 1400 metres, but I wouldn't be going any further at this stage," explained McNeil.
"That sees him out for now, further on in his career he might be able to step out a bit further.
"He has really shown off how well he can finish off a race, hopefully he can do that again heading into Saturday."
WATCH: Blazejowski's last-start win at Flemington
Blazejowski will again line up in a 1400-metre handicap and despite a 3kg increase in weight, a favourable barrier (five) should allow a more economical run.
"He's drawn a lot better so there is no reason why we can't position up a little bit closer, but I still wouldn't be putting him out of his comfort zone," McNeil added.
"I can be confident he can finish well.
"He's really matured from a spell, his three runs this campaign have been fantastic so hopefully he can produce that again."
Alongside Blazejowski, McNeil will also partner the well-fancied Last Week for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace training partnership.
"He has been a little bit unlucky (in recent runs)," he said.
"From barrier seven hopefully we can be in a position to get clear running at the right time and the way he is finishing his races off there is no reason why he can't be competitive."