Singleton trainer Aaron Goadsby expects Kiwi import Immortal Change to make a strong start to her Australian racing career at Newcastle Paceway on Saturday night.
Immortal Change, a five-year-old mare, won four times in 48 starts in New Zealand, where she was prepared by Goadsby's training partner, Mark Jones.
Her most recent wins were at Addington on July and August this year and she has the benefit of gate three in race four on Saturday night. Josh Osborn takes the reins from Goadsby's usual driver, Guy Chapple, who is unavailable.
Immortal Change comes in well placed under the handicapping system and Goadsby expected her to race well.
"Mark was training her in New Zealand and we had some new owners who were interested in a horse and he suggested her, so we got her over," Goadsby said.
"It's probably taken an extra week or two than we thought to get her to the races, just acclimatising, but other than that, she won't be far away.
"She's shown us that she'll run a good race."
Osborn will also steer A Gift From Heaven (race three) and My Design (seven) for the Goadsby-Jones stable.
A Gift From Heaven was a last-start second but has drawn wide for Saturday night. My Design, which has gate two, broke early when first-up in Australia but she won easily at Newcastle last week.
At Dubbo Sunday, stable star Takara Truffle will race in the group 2 Red Ochre Mares Classic after two poor runs.
"She trialled well last week so hopefully she's back on track," Goadsby said.