Trainer Desleigh Forster will have a strong hand in the main race at Caloundra but around the same time part of her mind will be 1600 km to the west.
Forster has Malvern Estate in the Bloomhill Cancer Care Open Hcp (1200m) on Saturday.
She also has a great interest in the Birdsville meeting and the Birdsville Cup where her father Henry Forster will have several runners.
Among them is handy Brisbane sprinter Zendaye who Desleigh Forster sent to her father to be prepared for Birdsville while Henry also has Heroism in the Birdsville Cup.
Desleigh Forster, who is originally from Ilfracombe in western Queensland, has been a driving force behind drought fund raisers including one which reaped $40,000 at Doomben last Sunday.
“They are really doing it tough out there. I like to help in any way I can,” Forster said.
She hopes Malvern Estate, who has been second at his past two starts, can end a frustrating run of minor placings for herself and the horse.
Malvern Estate has won five of his six starts at Caloundra and was second at the other run.
“I can train a second at the moment but it goes that way sometimes. I think he can break the run,” Forster said.
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