Master Lavros back to work after two days off

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Master Lavros, last year’s Dominion Handicap winner and Trotter of the Year, had two days out in the paddock to get a mixed run at Kaikoura on Monday.

Master Lavros, shown leading in last year's Dominon, for Overport trainer Mark Jones.

Master Lavros, shown leading in last year’s Dominon, for Overport trainer Mark Jones.

Overport Lodge trainer Mark Jones and Woodend-based right-hand man Regan Todd are doing their best to get the top trotter where he needs to be next Friday, but time is against them.

“He’s just got a few little issues. He would get away with it pacing in his hopples but he’s a trotter and when he broke the other day he made a mess of things.”

“If he’s right he can still win the Dominion but I haven’t got long to turn him round, so we might be pushing things uphill a bit.”

There was better news for the stable at Wednesday’s NZ Cup trials at Addington with promising 4YO squaregaiter Eyre I Come giving another good display.

Eyre I Come, an acceptor for the C2 and faster Garrards Horse & Hound Trot over 3200m to open NZ Cup day proceedings, stepped safely on Wednesday.

The Majestic Son gelding trailed early for race driver Blair Orange, then took over again with 1700m to run.

He was always travelling well, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths over Tuesday race rival Jayceekay in 3:28.7 for the stand start 2600m in the slushy conditions.

Eyre I Come quickened over his last 800m in 59.9s and his final 400m in 28.2s.