Kembla Grange trainer Kerry Parker is optimistic Tenorino can continue the stable's hot recent run of form, in Wednesday's Benchmark 72 Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm.
The seven-year-old gelding is showing few signs of age with an ultra-consistent preparation with a win and three placings this preparation, locking horns with the Michelle Ritchie-trained Dolly's Due, pitched as a possible runner in The Koscziusko.
With spring looming, Parker's team enjoyed wins with Virgilio and half-sister Genoveffa in the space of five days last week.
Tenorino was to run at Kembla Grange on Thursday, but the last two races on the card were abandoned due to high winds, so Parker changed tack to take on rising four-year-old gelding Herzegovina, chasing four wins in a row, and favourite Bennelong Dancer, third in the Country Championships final at Randwick.
With jockey Robbie Dolan's 1.5 kilogram claim Tenorino will carry 54.5, Parker said the only concern was where he'll settle from barrier eight.
"He's got a nice turn of foot, so if he can settle two or three pairs back, I'd like to think he'll be somewhere there in the finish," he said.
"He's an honest type who has been going really well this prep, so I don't think this race is beyond him at all.
"And he's still fresh enough after not running on Thursday at Kembla, so we're confident he'll run well.
"It was a good a week, I was really happy for Albert (Nocera), he owns and bred both Vigilio and Genoveffa, so two in a week out of the same mare is a great result."
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