Eight competitve races are set to be run and won at Moonee Valley on Saturday with champion hoop Damien Oliver set to feature early.
Another strong eight race card is set down for Rosehill on Saturday with the highlight being the $100,000 Listed Civic Stakes (1400m) with Takeover Target Stakes winner Title the favourite in an open race.
Apprentice Daniel Malouf has his second city win in his sights with three rides at Moonee Valley, including Jetta in the Travis Harrison Cup.
Champion jumps jockey Brett Scott is waiting on the results of scans following a lengthy back operation this week.
Debut winner Valdhez will have a late-season examination of his potential on Saturday after connections bypassed a midweek assignment to start him at Rosehill.
Joe Pride is in no hurry to curb the race day behaviour of promising sprinter Rain Affair.
Jockey Jason Benbow gets the chance to ride his first city winner for his father, Bendigo trainer Bennie Benbow, aboard Wordmaster at Moonee Valley.
Wily trainer Brian Smith believes a heavy track has turned the Listed Caloundra Cup into a raffle but remains hopeful he’s got the winning ticket.
Jockey Dwayne Dunn has been called up to revive the fortunes of rising eight-year-old De Arias at Moonee Valley after breaking an 18-month drought on the gelding last campaign.
Top jockey Corey Brown will be hoping lightning can strike twice when he heads to Rosehill for Saturday’s Civic Stakes program.
There will be little time for celebrations for trainer Darryl Hansen if veteran sprinter Perugin Thought wins the Listed Glasshouse Handicap at Caloundra.
Steel Zip will be out to break a two-and-a-half month metropolitan drought for trainer Pat Duff in the Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas at Caloundra on Saturday.
Last Sunday, Taree trainer Ross Stitt cursed Clan McClymont as he writhed in pain after the five-year-old gelding caught him unawares and smashed his right forearm in two places.
An association between Scone trainer Greg Bennett and owner Kevin Williams that began with three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva continues at Mudgee on Sunday.