Reliable sprinter Go Go Dingo can continue the good run of recent form for trainer Terri Rae at today's Ashburton meeting.
The six-year-old looks a leading chance to add another win to his record when he steps out in the Open Handicap. The likelihood of a good track will also further his cause.
Go Go Dingo, whose promising stablemate Madam Victoria claimed last Saturday's Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes, has won six of his 37 starts and he has weighed in on another 20 occasions.
He showed his short-course quality in the spring when he defeated the smart mare Arietta in an open handicap at Riccarton and the only times he has subsequently been out of the frame were in the Group II Coupland's Mile and the Listed Timaru Cup, both over 1600 metres.
Five of Go Go Dingo's career wins have come at Friday's trip of 1400 metres, a distance at which he also finished a creditable fifth behind the Group I performer Lady Kipling at Hastings on his sole visit to the North Island.
At his most recent appearance the gelding was a close fifth behind Anzac Star after missing the jump in a competitive Wingatui handicap.
The former northerner Tomo Valea has made good progress since he joined Michael and Tarsha Stokes' Waikuku yard and promises to be prominent again.
He was a winner three runs back at Ashburton and subsequently making up a stack of ground for fifth after missing the start badly at Wingatui.
Last time out he also hit the line strongly for second to the in-form Pinsgold.