Wally Mitchell will unleash Society Mak at Northam on Thursday and is confident the Balmont filly will improve on her first up outing from earlier in the year.
Society Mak faded to finish near last and seven lengths from Playhouse Theatre when she stepped out for her maiden appearance at Ascot on January 14.
It was an inauspicious debut for the two-year-old who missed the start before returning with mild lameness to the near fore.
Society Mak signalled she was back on track with two dominant trial wins and will launch her winter campaign from barrier 13 in the Radiowests Give Me Five For Kids Maiden (1100m).
“She has come back in good order and I was happy with her trials,” said Mitchell.
“My only concern is the wide gate.
“She has the speed to work across but what they do in trials is a lot different to race day.
“But I’m confident she will give a good account of herself and with luck in running be hard to beat.”
Conversely stable mate Wecansay Mak has drawn perfectly in barrier four as she continues her Belmont Oaks preparation in the Wake Up With Frenchy Maiden (1400m).
The Starcraft filly was also disappointing on debut when 12th of 13 to Split The Faith at Ascot last January before returning with a gallant second at Pinjarra a fortnight back.
She bounded out of the gates and led for the majority of the race before being grabbed late by Great Success over 1400m.
“It was a real fighting effort,” said Mitchell.
“It surprised me how she found the front so easy as I expected her to take a position from behind.
“She is bred to stay and is out of a former top liner who won group races in New Zealand.
“She is going well but I would have preferred if she was racing over further ground.”
David Harrison’s Big Clint travels to Northam in search of his first win and should find the Give Me Five For Kids Decades Disco Maiden (1100m) a suitable race.
The Lonhro colt has been placed at each of his past two starts in town and is on the seven day turnaround after being overrun by Secret Ruler over 1000m.
Big Clint will jump from barrier three and will carry 56kg with the claim of apprentice jockey Joseph Azzopardi.
“He has been racing well and if he can reproduce those runs he should be hard to beat,” said Azzopardi.
Not far behind Big Clint and Secret Ruler in third position was Duel City who attacked the line hard at her first run back this campaign.
Trainer Lindsey Smith has opted for Azzopardi’s claim with the Ferocity filly to carry 57kg from barrier three in the www.givemefiveforkids.com.au Handicap (1400m).
“She took a long time to wind up before hitting the line well,” Azzopardi said.
“She will be improved by the run and with the extra journey should be right up there.”