Sydney Kings' 15th straight loss at the hands of Perth could be made worse with star import Josh Childress facing the prospect of a suspension for a stray forearm on Wildcats opponent Jesse Wagstaff.
Pakistan have Australia in a position they have seldom been in during the past year.
Paul Beshara bought Happy Trails for a bargain - $11,000 for a yearling that has now won $2.2 million. After 12 long months marred by injury and disqualification, that pair plan to put it all behind them with a victory in Australia's weight for age championship, the Cox Plate.
In helter-skelter group 1 sprints where little separates the field, sometimes a bold ride can make all the difference.