Abermain trainer Cameron Davies hopes Ticktockpocketwatch or Battle Chimes can go one better on Sunday at Tamworth as he chases an elusive win in the $30,000 Gold Guitar Final (1980m).
Battles Chimes was third in the final last year behind the Clayton Harmey-trained Wet My Whistle and was second in heats last week behind Balducci.
Ticktockpocketwatch was also second last week. Geoff Harding's The Choreographer won that heat and the Bobs Farm trainer also has Rocknlachlan in the final.
Davies has Ticktockpocketwatch from gate three and Battle Chimes from six, the outside of the front line, in the decider.
"I do like to set horses for the Golden Guitar each year, it is a race that most trainers up this way aspire to win," Davies told Harness Racing NSW.
"This year I have qualified two for the final and for the past three years I have had a finalist in the prestigious race.
"Battle Chimes ran an unlucky third beaten by less than three metres in last year's final.
"Ticktockpocketwatch came to me from New Zealand midway through last year and we could not be happier with her.
"She has won two and been placed three times since we got her.
"She also finished second in her heat last Sunday and deserves her place in the final.
"It's nice to have two runners in such a prestigious race and it would be a huge thrill if I happened to win it."
The Choreographer has gate four and Rocknlachlan the nine.
Maitland reinsman Brad Elder drives My Ultimate Star for Jarrod Alchin from gate eight.