“He’s only going to relish getting out over more ground and he’s carrying a bit of condition, so he’ll get fitter as it goes on, too.”
Hart is also driving Swayzee’s stablemates Nerano and Betterzippit through the pacing series.
“Nerano is racing really well and it didn’t surprise me he ran such a great race behind Leap To Fame the other night,” he said. “If you can hold him up, he’s got a super quick 200-300m in him. He’s probably the fastest horse I’ve driven.
“He’s drawn wide (gate seven) in his second heat, but I’ll work and think a few will come around and I’ll get some cover. I think he can make the final the way he’s going.”
Betterzippit, winner of the inaugural $1mil Nullarbor in April, went into the series first-up and Hart thinks he will thrive as it goes on.
“I loved how he hit the line the other night, but he hung a bit at a crucial stage and Jase (Grimson) is going to change a few things. I think he’ll be the big improver of my three as we go through the heats,” he said.
Hart’s other win on opening night came with the pick-up drive on talented Victorian trotter Plymouth Chubb for master trainer Peter Manning.
“That was an incredible feeling when he let go. It felt like I was driving a topline pacer, he sprinted so quickly and won easily,” he said.
Plymouth Chubb upset star mare Queen Elida on night one and faces series’ favourite Just Believe tomorrow night.
“He’s got a good draw and if he can find the front and go as well as he did coming from off the pace, I reckon he’ll be very hard to beat again,” Hart said.