Scott said Dark Destroyer will step up in distance after the Daybreak Lover and could head to the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm in June.
“He’s going the right way so far but we’re under no illusions he’s in a strong field and faces a difficult task on Saturday,” he said.
“He’ll step up to middle distance three-year-old races after this but we don’t know yet if he’ll head towards the Queensland Derby.”
Scott trains at Matamata in partnership with Lance O’Sullivan, brother of Paul O’Sullivan, who is a veteran of almost two decades of training in Hong Kong.
Paul O’Sullivan was the champion trainer in New Zealand on 11 occasions before relocating to Hong Kong in 2004.
Dark Destroyer will be ridden by New Zealander Sam Collett and will be out to emulate another Kiwi, the Tony Pike-trained The Bostonian who crossed the ditch to win the Daybreak Lover in 2018.
The Bostonian went on to claim the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas that year before returning the following year to win at the highest level in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup and Group 1 Doomben 10,000.