Emma Stewart has taken aim at landing her hometown feature by firing in six nominations for this Saturday night's group 1 Ballarat Pacing Cup.
Stewart, who won the race as a trainer with Restrepo in 2014 and Safari in 2008, has Phoenix Prince, The Storm Inside, Somewhere Secret, Demon Delight, Berisari and Tam Major entered for the $110,000 event.
The powerhouse New Zealand-based training partnership of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen won't bring back Thefixer to defend his 2019 crown, but have nominated stable stars Self Assured and Chase Auckland for the race.
The Ballarat Pacing Cup has received 18 entries, with the final field to be declared at Tuesday morning's barrier draw breakfast at Bray Raceway.
In what is shaping as a great night of racing, 30 nominations have been taken for the Victoria Derby heats and 22 for the Victoria Oaks qualifiers.