It’s a good draw, but not absolutely great because NSW warhorse Tiger Tara snared the pole and looks the leader in the marathon 2936m race. Tiger Tara led throughout, albeit over the shorter 2100m trip, to beat Lazarus in a qualifying heat of the series last Tuesday night. But Lazarus’ senior part-owner Trevor Casey was thrilled with the draw. “By the time I got to pick a draw there was only two or 10 left — I know Mark would’ve wanted two a heck of a lot more than 10,” Casey said. “It’s a good draw and he’s got his chance. “We’re through the preliminaries, he’s getting better all the time and get ready to see the real Lazarus this week.” Lazarus firmed from $2.40 to $2.10 after the draw, while Tiger Tara is in from $7 to $4. Soho Tribeca eased from $4 to $5.50, but Chicago Bull firmed from $5 to $3.80. Can Lazarus and driver Mark Purdon stand tall in the Inter Dominion final? Picture: Stuart McCormickSource:Herald Sun VICTORIAN COUP: INTER DOMINION RETURNS Tiger Tara’s trainer Kevin Pizzuto couldn’t hide his delight with the draw. “You beauty. That’s perfect. We got all the options now. And I’ve never had this horse better,” he said. The other key contenders had mixed fortunes at the draw, including: 2015 Inter Dominion champion Lennytheshark (gate six) and glamour locals Soho Tribeca (four) and Chicago Bull (10). Lazarus opens $2.10 'Final Field' favourite for Friday night's @PerthInters Grand Final at @GloucesterPark following the barrier draw. — TABcomau Media (@tabcomaumedia) December 3, 2017 With nine across the front, Chicago Bull is the lone back row runner and follows out Tiger Tara, which should suit his sit-sprint racing style. “That takes all the thinking out of my hands … well at least until the last lap,” Chicago Bull’s driver Gary Hall Jr said. “He should get a great trip and then we just need luck at right time to see daylight.” It’s worth noting Lennytheshark, who eased from $9 to $11, has crossed Tiger Tara when drawn outside him earlier this season. PERTH INTER DOMINION FINAL FIELD FRONT ROW 1. Tiger Tara — Todd McCarthy $4 2. Lazarus — Mark Purdon $2.10 3. Vultan Tin — Chris Voak $101 4.