There will be no Arma Xpress representing the Noel and Ben Keiley combination at Narrogin on Thursday but the father and son team are expecting a forward showing from three of their four entrants: Call Me Zorro, Man In Disguise and Unsinkable Boxer.
Call Me Zorro, who steps from barrier five in the Smokefree WA Pace (2242m), ended a series of three consecutive second placings when he broke through to win from Te Rauparaha over 1700m at Gloucester Park on July 16.
"It was an excellent win and it showed he was tough and could do a fair bit of work," said trainer Noel Keiley on Racing Radio.
"Ben drove him positively and they went around in good time.
"He is thriving at the moment and has unbelievable high speed for a horse of his size.
"I would think he would go close to winning but respect to Bettors Ace whose last two starts at Pinjarra have been good."
Keiley will adopt a change of tactics for Unsinkable Boxer who will commence from barrier six in the Sportspower Narrogin Conditioned Pace (2636m).
Unsinkable Boxer, a five-year-old gelding by Mach Three, has been placed third and seventh respectively in two starts this preparation.
"We probably asked a bit too much of him at his previous outing and will he be driven differently," said Keiley.
"He should be running on into the money.
"The Antares for Nathan Turvey will be hard to toss and Uncle Kracker's form is pretty good at the moment."
Man In Disguise, who will contest the Esplanade River Suites Pace (1823m) from barrier two, hasn't saluted since Kalgoorlie last year but Keiley has been buoyed by the gelding's recent trial form.
"He has won his last two trials including at Byford last Sunday," said Keiley.
"I would expect a forward showing and think he would be winning if not running a place."