Spirit Of St Louis and Sundees Son are the early favourites to win respective 2022 Inter Dominion pacing and trotting crowns.
The TAB has opened markets on the feature race series which will be held here in Victoria during November and December.
Sundees Son, a star in New Zealand trained by Robert and Jenna Dunn, was backed in from $21 to $5 through the early stages of betting and holds clear favouritism in the squaregaiting division over Andy Gath-trained Majestuoso ($7.50) and fellow Kiwi Bolt For Brilliance ($9).
Belinda McCarthy-trained Spirit Of St Louis opened $5 and was quickly supported into $4 to be the pronounced ID22 pacing favourite over stablemate Expensive Ego, reigning two-time Victorian Horse of the Year Lochinvar Art, New Zealand star Self Assured and Aaron Dunn’s emerging gun Bondi Lockdown (all $8).
The 2022 Inter Dominion series will have heats run at Ballarat (November 26), Shepparton (November 29) and Geelong (December 3) before grand finals at Melton (December 10).