By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
Regan Todd will be keeping close tabs on two venues on Friday.
The Canterbury trainer has runners at both Nelson and Cambridge meetings, and he is particularly excited about the feature races on both cards.
At the top of the South Island, Todd will contest the Nelson Pine Industries Nelson Cup (3000m) with in-form pacers Cheezel and That Alexander Guy.
Further north, Group One winner Thefixer will be looking to rectify his late break in the Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) last start when he lines-up in the Gr.2 McMillan Equine Feeds Flying Mile Mobile Pace (1609m) at Cambridge Raceway.
“It’s one of those things that’s hard to put it (break) down to, but Bob (Butt, driver) was of the opinion that he might have got his knee around that last bend when they were trying to run into it, but it’s just one of those things that you have got to put behind you,” Todd said.
Thefixer has drawn barrier five in the seven-horse field and Todd believes he will need a lot of luck from that draw.
“It is going to be hard from there, especially Copy That drawing inside him,” Todd said. “He is likely to bowl forward and lead and park the rest of them.
“We are going to need a good run from there really, it will just depend where he ends up early.”