Champion WA greyhound Miata returns to tackle the opening heat of the Lorimer Homes Western Australian Distance Championship (715m) at Cannington on Saturday.
Miata, a winner of 25 races from 30 starts, hasn't raced since suffering a shock defeat in the Group 1 Gold Cup Final at Albion Park on June 14.
"It's been a while since her last run but everything is in order for Saturday night," said trainer Paul Stuart.
"She had a 600m trial on Monday night and ran just outside of her record on a track that wasn't lightning quick.
"She performed to my expectations and has pulled up well since.
"I admit her preparation has been a little rushed but hopefully her class will get her across the line.
"Whatever she does she will only improve in the build up to the National Championships in Tasmania later in August."
Kennel mate Allen Lawson has yet to strike his best form since crossing from Victoria but has been a victim of circumstances with horror box draws at his first three appearances.
But the son of Over Flo has been gifted with his best opportunity of breaking through and to show what he is capable of after drawing perfectly in box two.
"He has a good motor and now needs to put it good use from a favourable draw," said Stuart.
Stuart concedes Goldie Bale faces a tough challenge from the black rug but believes with the right she can still play a part in the Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week Canning Stake (530m).
"She does have some early toe and can get across if she decides to," said Stuart.
"There doesn't seem to be much pace in the race and if she gets to the front she could take some catching."
Military Power has struck a purple-patch of form with a hat trick of wins and looms as a top chance in the Creating Possibilities Mixed Stake (642m).
"He is starting to realise his ability," said Stuart.
"He's been finding the lead over 530m and hopefully he can do it at 642m.
"That's his only question mark.
"If he happens to get to the front it will be interesting to see what he can do."