Pat Bermingham Jnr says multiple gear changes will be the key to Casino Gleam bouncing back an atoning in the Goldfields Printing Handicap (1760m) on Sunday.
Bermingham Jnr believes Casino Gleam lost a golden opportunity of registering his first win this campaign after a close runner up placing last week.
The bay gelding raced away to a sizeable lead in the straight but was overtaken by the fast-finishing Small And Spicy after laying in over the final stages.
“He wanted to lay in badly and that cost him the race,” said Bermingham Jnr.
“I have tinkered with some gear changes and he will race with the lugging bit on and the tongue bit off.
“If he reproduces a similar run without the same dramas as last week I think he is going to be hard to beat.”
Bermingham Jnr has given punters a good lead by rating Casino Gleam ahead of stable mates Passages and Diamond Deal in the same race.
First Flight gets an opportunity to consolidate his run from two weeks ago when he ran a close second to stable mate and in form mare Adricat.
It was a sharp turnaround in form from the Flying Pegasus gelding and his best run since joining Bermingham Jnr from Perth trainer, Justin Warwick, last year.
Bermingham Jnr says he has found the key to First Flight, who will go up against a field of seven rivals in the Ian Dunstan Smartline Personal Advisors Handicap (1760m).
“He has to be ridden back where can rattle off a good sectional,” said Bermingham Jnr.
“Apart from Ningaloo Blitz there is not a lot of depth in the race.
“With a light weight he is a good chance.”
Bermingham Jnr is hoping a significant 6kg weight drop can offset a rise in class for Hussation in the Railways Football Club Handicap (1400m).
The son of Hussonet has been ultra-consistent with four placings from six starts this campaign, including a previous third to Crown Saga.
“He is not a weight carrier and boxed on well enough,” said Bermingham Jnr.
“He gets in nicely on the minimum and is always around the mark.”
Bermingham Jnr is eagerly anticipating the stable debut of former Perth galloper, Make Your Move in the @Kalracing On Twitter Handicap (1100m).
Previously with Justin Warwick, the Not A Single Doubt gelding warmed up for his first up assault when fourth in a 1100m trial.
“I really liked the trial and he hit the line well,” said Bermingham Jnr.
“He will sit back and run on and a big watch when he steps up to the mile.”
Bermingham Jnr also saddles Diamond Town, Miss Reset and perennial placegetter and Exclusive Honour on the program.