Talented sprinter Flying Affair appears well placed to score a first up win in the Programmed Group Services Handicap (1000m) at Pinjarra on Thursday.
The Heritage filly hasn't been seen since last year's Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) when she faded to finish out of the placings behind Waterman's Bay.
At her only other start during the Ascot summer carnival she ran a solid second to the highly-rated galloper King Saul in the Belgravia Stakes (1200m).
Flying Affair, who will carry 58kg with the claim of Joseph Azzopardi and commence from pole position in barrier one, has one win and a placing from two first up attempts.
Alongside in barrier two and challenging Flying Affair for victory will be impressive last-start winner Freetime who will have the services of apprentice rider Ben Paterson.
"It was a top win from a very strong horse," Paterson said.
"I think we will find the front again but he is up against a few good horses and we are up in weight.
"That's my only concern but he has very good form down the Pinjarra straight."
Paterson believes he has strong claims with My Rouge who races first up in the Programmed Construction and Maintenance Handicap (1000m).
The Bill Monaghan-trained gelding has raced four times for two placings and last appeared on Boxing Day when fourth to Brave Bear.
"I really like this horse and have a good feel after riding him at track work every week," said Paterson.
"He has finally drawn a gate in seven for the Pinjarra straight and his work has been very good.
"He is up in class but I think he will be right up with this lot."
Adam Durrant's Incentive Scheme produced his best effort from five starts when a narrow second to Ihtsadame at Albany last fortnight.
Paterson is confident a similar run and the Love A Dane gelding can play a part in the Programmed Property Services Handicap (2000m).
"It's a better field than Albany and with Scotland The Brave," said Paterson.
"But if the same horse turns up I reckon he will go alright.
"He needs to get rolling early or otherwise he will be out of it."