They both missed out on a feature win at Forbes on Monday, but Dubbo duo Something Borrowed and Our Sarastro will back up for the $45,000 Narromine Cup Showcase (1600m) on Sunday.
A huge crowd is expected at Narromine Jockey Club after bumper numbers were received for the showcase meeting, where the minimum prizemoney per race is raised to $30,000.
Justin Stanley’s Something Borrowed ran a tough race at Forbes on Monday, only to finish third behind winner Gentleman Max in the feature while Our Sarastro, trained by Connie Greig, started strong, as always, but finished eighth.
Jean Van Overmeire, fresh from being nominated as Country Leading Apprentice of the Year, will take the ride for Stanley while fellow apprentice Chloe Baker will again ride for Greig.
Dubbo hoop Kody Nestor rode for Stanley at Forbes but on Sunday he will be in the saddle of Leucura, who is also backing up from a fourth-placed finish on Monday for Wagga trainer Chris Heywood and will carry the top weight of 61kg at Narromine.
One to watch in the Narromine Cup will be Present Sense for Tamworth trainer Tony Martin. The gelding has scored three wins and two second-placed finishes in his past five starts.
The Cup, at 4.35pm, is the seventh of eight races at Sunday’s showcase meeting.