Young would settle for second

22 February 2019 06:05:06 EST

Trainer Terry Young believes Detasun has what it takes to upstage Tornado Valley in the Group 1 Ascend Trophies The Knight Pistol on Saturday night, but would settle for second.

Young says Deltasun could put on a strong show at Melton but admits it is asking a lot to beat Andy Gath's in-form reigning TAB Inter Dominion champion.

"He trialled really well against the pacers at Maryborough on Sunday; he'll be thereabouts," Young said.

"He should run a nice rice; he has to step up now he is in open class. These are the horses you are going to meet all the time but I would be quite happy to run second."

The Knight Pistol looks to be Tornado Valley's for the taking, but harness racing can often throw a curveball, with Deltasun a prime example, and Young is not ruling it out.

"His mother (Deltasu), she was no good as a racehorse," he added. "She had just one start at Mt Gambier and (then) just wandered around in the paddock for about four years.

"I don't know why, but the family decided to get her in foal. And then you get something like him, so you don't know where they are coming from. He has been a dream, you know."

Deltasun is a dual Group 1 winner who has won 16 races from 37 starts and more than $200,000 and Young would dearly love to add to that on Saturday night.

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