Bandlands Hanover mare Alongthehighway keeps giving her owners Lucy McDonald and Matt Maguire, who also trains the 7 year old mare, reasons to put on hold her date with Shadow Play in the breeding barn.
After declaring Alongthehighway was to have her final start last Monday at Betezy Park Globe Derby, the connections are having a change of mind given that the mare is in career best form having won 4 races and 3 placings from just 9 starts this season and Alongthehighway will line up Saturday Night at Betezy Park Globe Derby in Peter Fuller Memorial.
Drawn the outside of the front line, Maguire has engaged inform claiming riensmen Ken rogers to do the driving, Alongthehighway is very good in front but may have to be used up if she is to find the lead in this above average field.
Maguires other stable nominee over the weekend is Steamboat Willie, who is engaged in the last race at Port Pirie tonight.
Steamboat Willie was unlucky when held up for a run behind it's stablemate last Monday and looks strong chance to win his first race in almost two years.
By Gary Newton