Connections of former star juvenile pacer Eagle Rox will be keeping their fingers crossed when she continues her comeback at Gloucester Park on Friday evening.
The eight-year-old was ruled out of racing for two and a half years following a tendon injury, but showed she has still got what it takes with an impressive victory at the WA track a week last Tuesday.
Eagle Rox will be hoping to build on that win when she contests the $50,000 WASBA Breeders Stakes at Gloucester Park.
She has it all to do after being drawn in barrier 7 on the front line in the 2130m event, however breeder-owner-trainer Debra Lewis says if she gets the "right run" she is capable of winning.
The long-term goal for Eagle Rox is to compete in the rich feature events for mares next summer, but it is very much a case of one step at a time for connections.
"However, this is only her second run after an absence of 30 months and we're not expecting anything of her," Lewis said. "If she had drawn barrier one, she probably would've given it a shake.
"She'll only get better after her first-up win and long-term, hopefully, she'll be able to contest the major races for mares in the summer."
Major Reality, who has won at 21 of her 41 starts, is favourably drawn at barrier two on the front line and looks the one to beat for Justin Prentice.
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