Burrumbeet trainer-driver Michael Stanley is planning to take a team of three to Brisbane in pursuit of Queensland Winter Carnival riches.
Stanley is plotting a hit-and-run mission with top mare Iolanta, group 1-winning three-year-old Bar Room Banta and classy filly Soho Broadway.
All three will race at Albion Park on Saturday, July 17.
Iolanta is pinned for the group 1 The Golden Girl, and Bar Room Banta and Soho Broadway the South East Derby and Oaks respectively.
The latter two are then hoped to back-up into the Queensland Derby and Queensland Oaks a week later.
"Anytime you can get out of a Ballarat winter, you jump in the car and away you go," Stanley said.
"Bar Room Banta had the three weeks between his first and second (run), so he can skip this week and have a lead-up into the derby. Soho Broadway will also get that extra lead-up seeing she has missed a couple of weeks racing as well after a short let-up," he said.
Iolanta hit the line hard for third behind Western Sonador at Bendigo on Saturday night and then Bar Room Banta led until the shadows of the post only to be run down by Jimmy The Irishman.
Soho Broadway won at Melton on June 12, but has not been seen at the races since a disappointing ninth placing at the same track two weeks later.
Stanley said the filly had shown signs of illness following that defeat, as had Bar Room Banta.
IN the meantime, a Ballarat harness racing breeder and owner will be focused on Australia's newest group 1 event, The Rising Sun, at Albion Park in Brisbane on Saturday night.
Wayne Krause has Kolwalski Anaylsis engaged in the three and four-year-old feature.
He bred and races the four-year-old in partnership with brothers and long-time friends Terry and David Lewis.
Trained by Matthew Craven at Terang, Kowalski Analysis had his first major test in open company in this year's Ballarat Pacing Cup - finishing fifth to Lochinvar Art - and went on to finish in the rich Chariots of Fire at Menangle.
The $250,000 Rising Sun is the gelding's first start since the Menangle carnival in March, when he contested three group 1s in a row.
He has warmed up for this assignment with wins in trials in Ballarat and Terang last month.
Kowalski Analysis is the winner of five races from 22 starts.