EXCITES gelding Scream Machine is poised to figure in his first Group 1 feature when he lines up in the time-honoured Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick this Saturday.

The Jason Coyle-trained galloper has returned in career best shape this campaign which began with an eye-catching effort in the Tramway Stakes beaten just 3.2-lens.

He backed that up with a fast finishing third in the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle won by Toydini who is the $4.80 second pick in TAB markets for this weekend’s Epsom.

Scream Machine has raced 27 times for 5 wins and 8 placings with current earnings of close to $400,000.

His highlight performance ahead of Saturday was his barnstorming last to first 3.3-lens win in the Listed Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) in May.