Peter Hepple commenced the greyhound week in good style when he prepared Vintage Vine to an upset win at Northam on Monday.
Vintage Vine scored his fourth win from 43 starts and his first at Northam after 14 appearances with a powerful finishing burst.
Vintage Vine dashed home from third position and gunned down hot favourite Gun Gundi who was edged out for second by Henley Hollow.
Hepple travels to Mandurah tonight with a team of three runners including his best prospect Weowna Boo Boy in the raptinracing.com Peel Stake (405m).
The Big Daddy Cool chaser is racing in top form and has posted three wins from his past four starts since crossing from Victoria earlier in the year.
Mandurah is Weowna Boo Boy's track and distance debut and despite a rise in class he looks capable of playing a significant role from box two.
"I think he can go okay if he jumps, but it worries me that he has missed the kick recently," said Hepple.
"If he gets away cleanly he is my best runner tonight."
Hepple concedes Lion King will find it tough to win the greyhoundsaspets.com.au Kanyana Stake (490m) but is confident of filling the placings.
"He doesn't win that often but has been placed three out of his past four starts," said Hepple.
"If he gets luck in running he will finish second or third."
Lion King, to jump from the yellow box, has won four races from 67 starts and one of 26 since arriving from over east.
Kennel mate Devine Wreck has had five attempts at Mandurah for a return of four placings and will attract admirers in the Dogtainers Peel Stake (405m).
Devine Wreck has displayed solid form at Northam where he has finished no further back than fourth at his past six outings including two wins.
"If you had a kennel full of Devine Wreck's you would be doing okay," said Hepple.
"He tries his heart out and is a dog that picks up a cheque most times he goes around."
Devine Wreck will exit from the black.
Hepple was dealt a blow when El Questro, who was to line up in race six, tragically passed away after a track incident.
El Questro had shown impressive form with three wins from his first four outings since arriving from New South Wales.