THE sun has shone on Amanda Turnbull before, but finding Sunshine at Albion Park on Saturday night seems like massive task.
When the talented The Lagoon trainer-driver lines up with Ellmers Image in the $100,000, Group 1 Sunshine Sprint (1,660 metres) her rivals will include sprinting superstar King of Swing.
Over the last 18 months with former Bathurst resident Luke McCarthy in the gig, King Of Swing has posted 17 wins from 21 starts.
He has won all nine sprint races he has contested for Team McCarthy, including this year's Miracle Mile in a scorching 1:49.2 mile rate.
Though King Of Swing will undoubtedly be challenged by his barrier 11 draw, McCarthy has faith his six-year-old horse can again produce.
"Yes, sure, this is a big challenge, but he's ready for it. He's as good as we've ever had him. He's had a great foundation and he's very, very fit," he told news.com.au.
Ellmers Image finished a 12.1 metres fourth to King Of Swing at Albion Park last Saturday and after drawing barrier eight for the Sunshine Sprint, is rated one of the outsiders of the field as an $81 shot.
That's much longer odds than when Turnbull sprung a surprise in the 2018 edition of the Sunshine Sprint by winning with $14.70 chance Tact Tate.
Bathurst father-son trainer-driver duo Anthony and Chris Frisby are also rated outsiders for the feature, with their runner Uncle Jord a $151 chance.