Beast Mode will be looking to continue his impressive return to pacing when he lines up in the Peter Marshall Memorial Final (2000 metres) at Blayney on Sunday.
The three-year-old bay gelding had been away from racing for five months due to a few health issues and was made to work hard to find the lead in his first race back last Sunday at the Blayney track.
Once at the front, driver Mat Rue put the breaks on allowing the gelding to get a breather in before running away from his rivals by almost 10 metres to claim a comfortable win.
"I'm happy with how we went on Sunday," Rue said.
"He handled the run and the track really well."
Now the gelding, who is trained by Rue's partner Gemma, will be looking to take out the memorial final at Blayney this Sunday.
"We're just hoping for a good draw because he will have to be up nice and close to have a good shot at winning the final," Rue said.
Beast Mode has drawn barrier six in the front row for the final, with Hey Suzie the only other starter who has won their most recent race.
Hey Suzie, trained by Nathan Turnbull and to be driven by Blake Micallef, will start from barrier three in the second row.
With only 10 starts under his belt, Beast Mode has already earned over $10,000 for his eight owners and has proved that he can handle all tracks.
While both of the gelding's lifetime victories have been around half-mile-tracks, he has also proven that he can be competitive on larger tracks, beaten less than six metres at the only one-mile harness racing track in New South Wales - Menangle.
On this occasion, the race was run in a mile rate of 1:53:3, a time that is usually run by horses a lot older with a lot more experience and Rue says that the gelding should only get better.
"He gives you the feeling that he has more to offer, but at the moment he just lacks high speed," he said.
"He is a big horse and still quite physically immature so we're hoping that after a good break he will come back better as a four and five-year-old."
With no specific plans for the gelding in the near future, Rue says that they're just going to race him sparingly and see what races come up after the memorial final.
The final will be part of Blayney's annual Carnival of Cups meeting, along with the Harness Racing NSW Rewards Series Final, the Billy Soo Memorial and the Kriden Park Drivers Invitational.
The Bill Soo Memorial will be the feature race of the meeting, with $12,750 in prize money up for grabs, with $10,710 on offer for the Kriden Park Drivers Invitational and $10,200 for the Peter Marshall Memorial Final.
With plenty of entertainment for all ages, Sunday is set to be a fun day for all involved.