Trainer Joanne Hillis has decided to start Ridley in the Coupland's Bakeries Mile Trial at Riccarton on Saturday in the wake of the twice abandoned Ashburton meeting.
Bruce Tapper, who owns Otautau sire Natural Destiny, has imported one of the stallion's progeny to race.
Sucre took another step towards the Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes at Riccarton when winning at the Winton trials on Monday.
Dr Hook is in the right order to win the Ashburton Trotters' Flying Mile for the third time on Monday after a win at Addington on Friday night.
Tim Williams kicked off with a hat-trick and later scored another to end yesterday's Wairio Trotting Club's annual mobile mile and ladies day fixture with six wins.