“Hopefully he can draw on the inside but it does not really matter to him, he will just jump and push his way through,” the veteran dog man said.
Lush Ice did not race between the middle of September and late November as he recovered from a minor injury.
Lound – who has 15 in his kennel - thinks Lush Ice has come back a better dog following the break and thinks his best is yet to come.
Also at Townsville on Tuesday night, Danny Preh’s kennel star Plum Tuckered claimed the City Council Mayors Trophy Final over 498 metres by six lengths.
Top bitch Plum Tuckered won the North Queensland Cup feature just seven days before.
Earlier in the program at Townsville on Tuesday evening, Bobbie-Jean Chaffey recorded a rare milestone in the third event on the card.
Chaffey-trained greyhounds filled the first four places in the race.
Night Buttons won the race for Chaffey before kennel mates Claretown Mac, Sister Emgrand and Where's The Ship followed to the line.