With 20 victories from just 38 efforts, Louis Rumble has found his best form of late, claiming 10 of his last 15 trips to the races.
“He has been going quite well for a fair while now,” Kavanagh said.
“He has not had a lot of luck as he has run second in three big races this year – that is the way it goes.
“I really like the dog.
“He is not a champion but he is good animal and in recent times he has showed a lot of early speed, which is something he needs to do if he is going to succeed in a race like this.”
Based at Pottsville, Kavanagh refers to his home base as “God’s country” with around 10 dogs on his property with as many as four racing at the one time.
Louis Rumble will wear the blue rug on Thursday night in the Group 2 Final, a box he has won from on four occasions from six starts.
“He was reasonably experienced by the time I got there for the Young Guns and he only had one box to box trial before that series, which he won,” Kavanagh said of his fast-starter.
“If he gets to the front on most tracks, he is fairly comfortable, which is his main asset that early toe to the corner.
“That is the main part of the reason why he goes well there, the same at most tracks I guess.”
Looking at his dog’s rivals in the high-level field of greyhounds, Kavanagh referred to the field assembled for the 2021 Gold Cup as a “good lot”.
He believes Extra Malt, trained by Leanne Hall, will be dangerous if she gets a decent crack at them while also noting Tom Tzouvelis’ three chances, as well as speedy heat winner Spring Kono.
Lily Monelli and kennelmates Strategise and Showdown will represent the Tzouvelis kennel in the Final.
“We have got a chance, the box draws have not been kind to us, but in saying that we will need a bit of luck in the Final, which we got last week in the heats,” Tzouvelis said.
“Lily Monelli is probably our best drawn but Showdown is probably our best chance in the race for the simple fact that he can lead.”