Kylie Kennedy and Wild Rocket are out to spoil Peter Sinclair's party at Coonabarabran.
After winning the Dubbo Gold Cup and Coonamble Cup with Aesop's Fable, Moree trainer Sinclair is out to complete a rare treble when he saddles up his gelding for Sunday's $75,000 Coonabarabran Cup (1600m).
But Aesop's Fable has to overcome a wide gate and a strong field.
Wild Rocket is one of the major threats, having run third in her first run for a number of weeks last time out at Coonamble on October 10.
That was in the Crystal Sprint feature, while on Sunday she'll be back to her preferred distance and will again have leading bush jockey Mathew Cahill aboard.
"She went really well last start and a little bit of rain would help her chances," Kennedy said.
"She is very honest and is never far away and I'm glad Matthew has stuck with her again.
"He knows her style of racing and being drawn out wide suits her."
Wild Rocket has produced a number of wins by storming home from deep in the field and that pattern won't change come Sunday after drawing gate 14.
Kennedy's wish for rain could be granted, with a light shower predicted for Saturday.
The field for the feature is a loaded one, with the likes of A Magic Zariz, Fast Talking, and Rich And Shameless all proven country cup performers.
Elsewhere in Sunday's showcase meeting, On A Promise will aim for five straight wins in another of the feature events, the $40,000 Futurity Shortshorns & Carolais Baradine Cup (1400m).
The field for that race also features Dar Lunn's promising Praline while the Dubbo trainer also has rejuvenated sprinter Classy Rebel set for the meeting. The seven-year-old gelding will be out to extend his brilliant campaign in the $35,000 Coonabarabran Bakery Sprint (1100m).
Classy Rebel has won eight of his 13 starts this preparation.
The first of eight races is at 1.10pm on Sunday.
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