Former Newcastle-based jockey Louise Day will look to make a flying start in Sydney thanks to a trio of Kris Lees-trained chances on Wednesday.
The Irish apprentice has switched from the north to the metropolitan zone of NSW racing and she finished her two-week quarantine on the weekend.
Under COVID-19 restrictions, jockeys can ride only in their nominated zones and Day hoped to use her three-kilogram claim in the city to gain more opportunities.
She is clear to ride again on Wednesday with five chances at Randwick's Kensington seven-event meeting.
Day will ride Frozen In Time ($9.50), Wandabaa ($4.80) and Itz Lily $10) for her boss, Newcastle trainer Lees, as well as Fill Of Fun ($13) for Anthony Cummings and Epic Dan ($18) for Greg Hickman.
Day has a long association with Frozen In Time, which she has taken to wins at Muswellbrook, Scone, Port Macquarie and Tamworth.
The three-year-old filly, chasing her first city win and down to 56.5kg with Day on, has gate one in the 1100-metre benchmark 66 handicap.
"Frozen In Time has been running well in the country and it's obviously stepping up in grade but it doesn't look a bad race for her and she's drawn soft," Day said.
"They tell me she's working really well at home, and she should have a good run from there.
"We've had a lot of luck together. She's very honest, so I know she'll be trying tomorrow. If she's up to the grade, she will show us."
Wandabaa, another three-year-old filly, has barrier eight and 58.5kg in the benchmark 70 over 1100m. She also has four wins, including a last-start victory at Doomben on February 29, but none in Sydney. She is two from two first-up.
"Wandabaa was going really well last prep," Day said.
"She was running some really honest races up in Queensland and she always tries hard. This will be a good starting point for her preparation.
"We've drawn very sticky and there's a lot of speed inside us. She usually races on pace but I'm tipping she will be ridden a bit colder. That might actually just work in our favour first-up."
Itz Lily is in a benchmark 74 over 1550m and is second-up from a sixth behind Rocha Clock on the Kensington track. She will have to overcome gate 11 but is down to 57kg with Day aboard.
"It was a huge run first-up, and she got right back, which is not her usual pattern. She made up a ton of ground," she said.
"I'm sure from there we'll have to press forward because it's a very sticky barrier, but she's got heaps of speed so she should put herself there.
"She's very honest and she's only a little filly so she'll appreciate the weight relief. She loves a soft track too."
Day was ruing wide gates for her other two mounts but she was pleased with the early support in town.
"I've got two or three pencilled in for Saturday and next Wednesday as well, so it's looking like we can get the ball rolling with any luck," she said.