The connections of in-form mare Assaranca will be hoping for another gun ride from star apprentice Codi Jordan in the $30,000 Golden Mile at Spreyton on Friday.
Jordan was widely lauded for her winning ride on Assaranca's stablemate Deroche in Wednesday night's Newmarket Handicap at Mowbray.
Both mares are trained by Barry Campbell and raced by syndicates managed by Star Thoroughbreds founder Denise Martin who led the praise for Jordan's efforts.
"That was one of the best feature-race rides I've seen on one of my horses, certainly in Tasmania," Martin said.
"I thought it was outstanding."
Jordan has ridden Assaranca to three successive wins, all in 1600m benchmark 68 races at Mowbray.
The four-year-old rises to open company in the Golden Mile but drops 2.5kg on her most recent win in this week's non-claiming event.
Campbell has no concerns about Assaranca moving from turf to the synthetic track where the mare's three starts have produced a win and a second.
The trainer has a strong hand in his home-track feature as he will also saddle up topweight Balearic, a last start winner over Shot Of Irish in open class.
Although he will have to concede Assaranca 5kg, Balearic has a very good record on the track where he has recorded four wins and three placings from nine starts.
He will be ridden by Daniel Ganderton who will be keen to go one better than his seconds in both feature races on Wednesday night.
It's a race with a bit of depth with all 10 runners appearing to have some chance.
Launceston Cup placegetters Sh'bourne Renegade and White Hawk are both engaged, with the latter scoring a strong first-up win a fortnight ago.
3.20 Assaranca; 4.80 Queen La Diva; 5.50 Sh'bourne Renegade; 8.00 Balearic, Rising Light; 11.00 Vallabar, Up Wind; 13.00 Overplay; 21.00 White Hawk, Banca Nip.
BULLY ADDS BITE TO GOLDEN APPLE HEATS
Victorian pacer Bullys Delight returns to Tasmania for the first time since the controversial Tasmania Cup to contest a heat of the Tassie Golden Apple at Mowbray on Friday night.
The John Nicholson-trained gelding was first-past-the-post in the state's biggest race in Hobart in March but was subsequently relegated to last after his driver Rhys Nicholson was found guilty of serious breaches of the rules.
His subsequent form in Victorian has been uninspiring, at least on face value, as he hasn't finished closer than sixth in seven starts.
However punters will no doubt keep his Tasmania Cup "win" in mind, as he did finish in front of most of Tasmania's best horses including The Shallows, Lip Reader and Cool Water Paddy.
If he's in anywhere near that form and can step to the front from barrier 2, he'll obviously be hard to beat.
However he does strike some handy opposition including recent Show Cup winner Racketeers Boy, lone backmarker The Shallow, Mister Gently and Victorian visitor Wow You Can Dance.
The other heat looks stronger and should be a very competitive race.
Co-backmarkers Ryley Major and Lip Reader are both in good form and Sunny Sanz, a winner of 10 of 14, is nicely placed off the front line.
Gotta Good Reasion, who led all the way at 100-1 in the Danbury Park Cup, is another interesting runner as are Montana Storm and Smart Little Shard.
BRUNTON GETS STAY ON SWAB BAN
Scott Brunton has appealed his three-month suspension and been granted a stay of proceedings, allowing his horses to continue racing in his name until the case his heard.
Brunton originally pleaded guilty to a presentation charge resulting from the positive arsenic swab returned by his mare Kuroset at Elwick on June 13.
Normally, a guilty plea precludes the Appeal Board from granting a stay but it can allow a change of plea in exceptional circumstances.
Such circumstances could include a claim by the appellant that they were denied natural justice and procedural fairness.
It's understood that is what has happened in a case involving stable foreman Lane O'Shannessey who was disqualified for three months for misconduct.
O'Shannessey was allowed to change his plea to not guilty and was granted a stay.
The Appeal Board does not have to explain its reasons for such decisions but they most likely will be revealed when it hands down its findings.
Harness trainer Matthew Cooper and thoroughbred trainer Vern Poke are still waiting on decisions from the Appeal Board.
Cooper has appealed numerous penalties imposed by stewards including two concurrent 12-month disqualifications and Poke has appealed a $1000 arsenic fine.
Both cases have been heard but the decisions reserved.
COMMENTS DEEMED 'ABUSIVE, BELITTLING'
Barrie Rattray was fined $1000 by stewards at Mowbray on Sunday night on a misconduct charge, with $500 of the penalty suspended for two years on condition he does not re-offend.
He was charged following a complaint from trainer-driver Mark Yole about an incident in the stabling area before the first race.
Yole alleged that Rattray had "chastised him in an abusive, belittling manner and referred to him with words that were entirely inappropriate."
Rattray confirmed the details of the complaint, according to the official stewards' report published on the ORI web site.
He offered an explanation for his actions but stewards said that, in their opinion, "it in no way excused or minimised his culpability."
Stewards took into account that the incident occurred in Yole's workplace while he was going about his licenced duties putting gear on a horse.