Ride High is ready for Victoria's heavyweight pacing title clash.
The all-conquering Cardigan five-year-old again toyed with his rivals at Terang on Saturday night in what is expected to be his last race start before clashing with Lochinvar Art.
The two big guns appear on track to meet in The Minuteman Free-For-All at Melton on Saturday, September 26.
Harness racing fans have been waiting with bated breath for the two super stars to cross paths for the first time.
The Clayton Tonkin-trained Ride High, with Kate Gath driving him for the first time, stretched his winning sequence to 11 in The Gammalite at Saturday in a slashing mile rate of 1:53.9 - just 0.3 seconds outside the 1680m track record.
The Minuteman will be their warm-up to the group 1 Victoria Cup at Melton on October 10.
Ride High has been hailed by some within the harness racing industry as potentially an all-time great and the five-year-old is going to have to prove that as New South Wales trainer Craig Cross prepares a star-studded line-up for a major assault on the Victoria Cup,
Cross might have up to six starters, including Balraj, King of Swing, Bling It On, Cash N Flow, Alta Orlando and Zennart.
Balraj ended the winning streak of Miracle Mile and AG Hunter Cup winner King Of Swing in sizzling time at Menangle on Saturday night, with Hunter Cup and Victoria Cup winner Bling It On third first-up from a break.
Cash N Flow has won his past 11 starts.