After breaking a 15-month winning drought with successive victories, Iconic Legend steps up to his biggest challenge yet.
The Henty pacer has drawn barrier two in the $14,280 Junee Pacers Cup on Sunday night.
Iconic Legend hasn’t raced since his success at Albury in December but trainer Grant Forrest is happy with the nine-year-old heading into the feature.
After going off his feed during the hot conditions around Christmas Forrest was forced to scratch the gelding from Cobram and set his sights on the feature.
He has drawn a hot field but Forrest is looking to use to good gate with favourite Sporty Spook drawn to his outside.
“Hopefully we can come out and try to get to the lead but if that doesn’t happen hopefully we can try and settle somewhere near the speed,” Forrest said.
After stringing four wins together in 2013 a mystery virus derailed his career.
It’s taken almost two years for the gelding to get back to where he was but Forrest is finally happy with him.
“I think he has come back to where he was back a few years ago,” he said. “He just wasn’t the same horse as he could work out of the gate a few years ago and still get home against handy horses, while last time in he was working out of the gate and not finishing off his races."