O'Neill likes the look of legend

08 February 2018 05:14:54 EST

Trainer Luke O'Neill says he could not be happier with the condition of Lookofalegend heading into the Gawler Cup on Saturday night.

The talented pacer has been consistent since returning from a hairline fracture, suffered in October 2016, and has picked up three wins and six placings from 12 starts.

I certainly give him a decent chance as he is flying at the moment.

Luke O'Neill

Lookofalegend faces his toughest test yet on Saturday, but, after drawing barrier four, O'Neill is confident his pacer can cause an upset and take the win.

"He's feeling pretty good and I'm very happy with him going into this," O'Neill said. "The draw is handy enough, but it is a tough field. I certainly give him a decent chance as he is flying at the moment.

"He had a year off with a hairline fracture, which he did while winning at Globe Derby, but has come back in great shape."

Our Jericho appears to be the main danger, but O'Neill says he is also weary of Mark Dennis despite the pair beginning from the back row.

Our Jericho has had two starts, including a win a fortnight ago, while Mark Dennis was an eye-catching second in Mildura last week.

"Our Jericho is one to beat despite his draw," O'Neill added. "He's the class horse of the field. Mark Dennis can come home pretty quickly, so if the pace is on, it will suit him."

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