Alexander won last year's edition of the 1400m-race with filly So Far Sokool, who scored by four lengths, and the trainer is optimistic about the prospects of Saccharo on Saturday.
He resumed with a close third in a 1200m-class one under a big weight on his home track at Ballarat this month and Alexander is convinced the step up to 1400m will suit him on Saturday.
“It looks the right race,” Alexander said.
“We won it last year with a horse that wouldn't be as good as him, so I'd like to think he will be a decent chance.
“I thought his first-up run was good. He had a big weight and things didn't really go right.
“Stepping up from 1200 to 1400 metres, everything looks good for him.”
Alexander is aiming Saccharo towards the $300,000 VOBIS 3YO Sires (1600m) at Caulfield on April 27 on the Victorian Owners and Breeders race day.
“That's where we want to end up,” Alexander said.
“It's a race for very good money, for three-year-olds only and VOBIS-only horses, so it looks a good race for him.”