Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer believes Bon Amis deserves a black-type win.
And if the six-year-old gelding is ever going to grab a feature, odds would be short that it will come at Rosehill over 1100 metres.
A $4000 buy, Bon Amis has been a dream horse for his mostly Newcastle connections, winning $578,005 with eight victories from 20 starts.
That impressive record has been built on an amazing return of five wins and two seconds in eights starts over 1100m at Rosehill. Bon Amis tackles it again on Saturday in the $140,000 listed Starlight Stakes, where he has gate eight of 12.
It will be Bon Amis' third shot at stakes level but first at Rosehill, after finishing second in the June Stakes and third in the Show Country Quality at Randwick.
"It would be nice for him to get one, he deserves it, and he's racing at that level now," Deamer said.
Bon Amis is second-up and racing two weeks after his biggest return, a $98,000 cheque, for running third in the inaugural $1 million The Hunter at his home track.
He jumped well in the 1300m race before taking up a spot behind leader and eventual winner Savatiano, which ran a track record time. Bon Amis stuck on to finish 2.25 lengths back.
"He's been in great order off that run," Deamer said.
"I couldn't be happier with him, he's bouncing around the place.
"That good, tough run over the 1300 has tightened him up for this and we've just kept ticking him over. He had a little bit of a gallop here on Tuesday but I think that run really topped him off.
"There looks to be good speed in the race, so hopefully we can get across them, let the speed go and have a last crack at them."
Bon Amis' one failure at the Rosehill 1100m, a ninth, was also his only race with Newcastle jockey Sammie Clenton aboard. He failed to handle a heavy 9 track that day and Clenton was excited about their chances on the expected good surface.
"I really like him in it," Clenton said. "I think he's more effective on top of the ground than on a wet track.
"I've ridden him in a few trials and in a bit of work here and there, so I know him without knowing him inside and out
"His stats over 1100 at Rosehill are incredible, so he's just got to handle the step back in trip from 1300."
Clenton was also looking forward to the Ranvet Handicap and piloting the Ron Quinton-trained Ljungberg, which she has partnered once with success.
"He got scratched last week because he drew ordinary," she said. "It's the same this week but if we can get a bit of luck in running, we can give it a shake because he's always really good first-up."
"Last start he was slow out on a front-running track, but he still made up good ground, so if he can have a bit of luck and get a good position from an awkward gate, he'll be right there."
Clenton will also ride the Jeremy Sylvester-trained Legendofoz and Luff in the two Highway Handicap, first starter Mystic Vein for Gary Portelli in the opening race for two-year-olds and the Jay Hopkins-trained Got Unders in the last.
"He'll be in the first two or three for sure," she said of Luff.
"He'll be on pace definitely over that trip of 1200.
"Mystic Vein trialled up nice.
"He was still very raw in his trial but I had a ride on it on Thursday and he's a very nice, big, strong horse who will put himself up on speed.
"Obviously he'll take improvement out of whatever he does but he should be competitive. It's only a small field."
Clenton said Got Unders will "have his work cut out for him" from a wide gate.