Rocketing By

Kerrin McEvoy aboard Rocketing By (Image: Bradley Photos)

Pfieffer's Rocketing By confidence

Last start, Rocketing By made it three wins on the bounce beating home a field which included champion three-year-old Ole Kirk.

On Saturday, Kerrin McEvoy will climb aboard the latter in the Australian Guineas before 40 minutes later returning to the saddle on Rocketing By in the $500,000 Inglish Dash (1100m).

McEvoy's record in rich races is unsurpassed, winning three of the four Everests to have been held as well as, among other features, three Melbourne Cups and a Golden Slipper.

"I've had good luck with Kerrin in the past and I am hoping he brings good habits again tomorrow and wins again for us," trainer David Pfieffer said.

It's the first time the son of So You Think has ventured beyond the NSW border for a race, but the travel is of no concern for Pfieffer.

"Tripping a horse interstate, they always take good experience from it but I'm really happy with the way he's travelled down," he said.

"He's eaten well, he's drunk well, he's settled in well, he's worked out on the track here at Flemington and, at the moment, everything seems like we're in good shape."

The 1100-metre sprint down the Flemington straight will be a new experience for seven of the 15 runners on Saturday but, again, Pfeiffer is confident it's a challenge which his colt will relish.

"He's got a good gate and (Kerrin) McEvoy's guidance will be well utilized, but the sharp turn of foot that he possesses is going to an asset to him down the straight," he said.