Andrew McLaren is hoping his patience will be rewarded when Indi's My Girl steps out for her long-awaited appearance in the Brookton Hounds Maiden Stake (405m) at Mandurah tonight.
A serious spider bit delayed Indi's My Girl's debut but a sizzling 18 length trial win over 405m at Mandurah last week has McLaren confident the Black Bitch dog is well on the road to recovery.
"This bitch was going along famously but got bitten by a white tail," said McLaren.
"She nearly lost a leg and her life so she has taken a long time to get right.
"Her trial win was very good and I don't think the seven box will worry her.
"If she gets clear she will be winning."
Former eastern states chaser Tiger Tiger scored a solid win at Cannington when making his kennel debut over 530m on May 5.
He jumped out of the boxes smartly to lead throughout and won by a decisive margin from Velociraptor in 30.95sec.
His subsequent two runs when unplaced didn't match expectations before an improved second to Flashy Feet at Mandurah last fortnight.
McLaren believes there have been genuine reasons for his mixed form.
"He has been a little bit unlucky this dog," McLaren said.
"Three weeks ago the boxes broke and he never got a start and the same last week when the last few races were abandoned because of the storms.
"I'm hoping he doesn't need the run.
"But I'm expecting him to lead and hoping it's catch me if you can."
Spring Alice has performed creditably with two placings from her first four appearances and led for the majority of her event last week before being collared late by Our Jet Li.
The Light Fawn Bitch has drawn perfectly in the red rug and could take some running down in the Tuesday Buffet Maiden Stake (405m).
"I would be more confident if we weren't racing on a rain affected surface but I still think she will take some beating," said McLaren.