ELITE MACHINE BACK ON TRACK THIS SATURDAY

Star chaser Elite Machine returns to racing on Saturday night when he contests the 520m Free To All at Cannington.

The multiple group 1 winner hasn’t been sighted since the end of July but trainer Jamie Marsh is happy with the Elite Machine’s preparation, even though he indicated that the greyhound isn’t likely to be at his absolute peak for his first start back.

“He’s been trialling super since he’s been back but he’s probably a week or so underdone going into Saturday night,” Marsh said of Elite Machine.

Marsh also noted at Elite Machine has been winless at Cannington since he fell in the final of the Winter Cup in June.

While the dog subsequently travelled to Queensland and claimed the Brisbane Cup, he got beaten in two starts back at Cannington after that victory.

“(That fall) is always in the back of our minds… but since he’s returned to work we can’t fault any of his trials.”

“We are looking forward to seeing what he can do this weekend.”

The timing of Elite Machine’s comeback is ideal as he will get a run or two under his belt before the Group 2 All Stars Sprint series kicks off on 14 October.

Elite Machine goes around in Race 4, the Sign Strategy Call Phil 520m Free To All, which is scheduled for 8.08pm on Saturday.