Invercargill mare Miss Three Stars will have track conditions to suit when she attempts to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Listed Riverton Cup on Saturday.
"We're finally getting some rain down here, we've been praying for it," trainer Tommy Beckett said.
While the rain was welcome for his versatile mare in her quest for another victory in the Carriers Arms Hotel-sponsored feature, Beckett said the eventual state of the ground was neither here nor there as far as his charge was concerned.
"She runs on anything really, but a wet track will slow some of the others down."
Beckett was happy with Miss Three Stars leading into the race as the seven-year-old mare attempts to record her 10th career win.
"Everything is up to standard and going well with her. The wee apprentice [Sutvhire Toolooa] rode her well last start when she finished on well for third last start in the Wyndham Cup," he said.
"She is the strongest she's ever been. She's like all women that age, she's put on a bit of weight and has a big behind!"
"She usually comes right at Easter, but the main thing has been to keep Sam [Wynne] riding her, she just seems to run better for Sam."
Wynne has a remarkable record on Miss Three Stars, riding her in eight of her nine winning starts.
"A third Cup win would be a good feat and it will be a big day if she does pull it off," Beckett said.