Dubbo trainer Connie Greig is set to launch a three-pronged attack on Wyong Race Club on Wednesday.
Greig has three hopes in action, with veteran frontrunner Our Sarastro to contest the Floratine at Turfcare Conditional Benchmark 70 (1350m), while Bergdorf and the returning Squared will be in action in the Twin Lakes Air and Solar Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m).
The course is a familiar one for Greig who raced there regularly during her time based at Hawkesbury, prior to her making the move to Dubbo in mid-2016.
Our Sarastro is second up from a spell and heads to the provincial track having run third in his return at Dubbo on December 10.
The eight-year-old is again expected to set the pace early, with apprentice Mikayla Weir in the saddle of the Greig-trained hope for the first time since July of this year.
Each of Greig’s chances face plenty of stiff competition at Wyong, with Our Sarastro to take on the Paul Cave-trained Spanish Dream, a mare with a win and three placings in four starts this preparation.
Some classy gallopers also stand in the way of Bergdorf and Squared, the latter returning to action having been spelled for almost three months.
Squared enjoyed solid for late last preparation, finishing with a win and two placings, and Greig will be hoping for similar results this time out.
Apprentices Jenny Duggan and Brock Ryan will ride Bergdorf and Squared respectively from barriers nine and five.
Racing starts 1.35pm with Our Sarastro in the meeting’s penultimate event before Bergdorf and Squared jump in the afternoon’s final race at 5.20pm.