A clean getaway and a step up in distance will be crucial as Ultimate Success attempts to secure his first win in the Powerwest Maiden (1500m) at Pinjarra on Thursday.

The Blackfriars gelding has run consecutive second placings at his first two appearances and arguably could have finished closer if not for blundered starts.

On debut at Northam at Northam last month he rocketed home from near last and trailed Tiffany Yellow by 1 ¼ lengths who has since progressed to a city win.

At Pinjarra last month he again lost valuable ground and finished a short-neck second to Gold Sasso when racing over 1400m.

Prepared by Ross and Clint Price, Ultimate Success is drawn to get the run of the race from barrier six for jockey Paul Harvey.

Look for talented filly Ziva Star to bounce back in the Affordable Living Maiden (1300m) after narrowly going down as the beaten favourite last week.

The Bearcat daughter was trapped deep early and wanted to lay in before just failing to overhaul Days Like These by a long-neck margin.

The Kevin Temple-trained galloper has teased with three placings from her first three runs but looks ready to breakthrough and will have the run of the race from barrier two.

Days Like These will also butter-up and has claims in the Gate Bar & Bistro Handicap (1200m) with a watch on The Park Dancer.

The son of Bletchley Park had no impact on his return last Saturday week when ninth of 12 to top Albany galloper Tiger Pete but earlier form suggests he might be better than that.

Talk Up A Storm has also shown ability and resumes for Michael Lane after a solid trial behind Screaming Plum.

The Pupster came from a long way back to win at Pinjarra and the Andros Jewellers Handicap (2000m) looks a suitable race for him.

The Bel Esprit gelding, at his second run for Brett Pope, rallied home from last and gun downed Invidious by a short-head when racing over the mile.

Light Blitz was a last-start winner at Northam and The Developer has been placed twice at his previous two runs but has drawn wide.

Dear Brutus might be one to throw into your novelties when he attempts to claim his third straight victory in the Pinjarra Park Racing 28 June Handicap (1500m).

His wins have been at Leinster and Leonora but winning form is good form.

Comfysofa has definite claims after running a close fourth to Foo The Snoo at Belmont last month when there was only a length separating the first seven runners across the line.