Jockeys Jessica Eaton and Jamie Kah will be carrying the hopes of many OnTrack connections at Caulfield this Saturday.
Apprentice Jessica Eaton has retained the ride aboard talented OnTrack mare Arctic Shock who contests the $100,000 BM84 Fillies & Mares Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.
The daughter of Shocking has been second and third in two runs since resuming and with a bit of luck she could have posted a win in either event.
She was ridden at both runs this time by Eaton, who is apprenticed to Arctic Shock's training partnership of John & Chris Meagher
Arctic Shock resumed over 1300 metres at Bendigo and then stepped up to 1400 at Caulfield so the 1600 metres third up looks a perfect assignment.
Group 3 placed as a three year-old, Arctic Shock has 3 wins and 8 placings from just 15 career starts.
Her most recent victory came over 2040m at Moonee Valley last preparation before being spelled.
Jamie Kah is back aboard Tavisan after a polished display at her only ride on the son of Tavistock to win the Apache Classic (1000m) at Cranbourne last spring.
Tavisan heads to Caulfield for the $100,000 Open Handicap (1100m) and finds himself in a suitable race after resuming last month in the Hills Railway Stakes at Morphetville.
He faded late in that 1000 metres dash, but the merit of the run was magnified on Saturday when the Hills Stakes winner Bella Vella came out and captured the Group One Sangster Sprint.
Tavisan had been entered for the Wangoom Sprint during the week at Warnambool but trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior elected to reserve the horse for his home track.
Mick Price felt that the Wangoom being a Listed event over 1200 metres would be a tough ask second up and felt the home track race provided a better option.
Both Arctic Shock and Tavisan have had Queensland Winter Carnival campaigns placed on hold due to changes to the programme brought about by Covid 19.