Star Cowra galloper Zarhron will be aiming for a fourth straight Japan Cowra Cup (1200m) when he lines up in the event this Sunday.
The Andrew Molloy-trained sprinter is one of eight acceptances for the feature sprint event in which the handicapper has set him the task of carrying 65kg.
This will be offset to some degree by a two kilogram allowance for apprentice Chris Williams who will take the ride on the eight year-old son of Zariz who will be third up from a spell.
“The way he (Zarhron) is racing he’s on target,” Cowra Jockey Club president Craig Hyeronimus said of the crowd favourite who has won 11 of his 30 starts.
“He raced really well in Canterbury a few Friday’s ago. He finished fourth that’s in the city, it was a good run,” Mr Hyeronimus said.
Last start winner Orange Time, trained by Gratz Vella at Canberra, looks the hardest to beat after saluting over 1000 metres in a Benchmark 67 on January 5.