Seafood shop owner Sam Pignataro hasn't plunged a runner into metropolitan company for almost six years, but heads to Warwick Farm today "to have a day out".
The Nowra businessman readily admits his Oysters Galore business absorbs the majority of his time, but he's still found a reason to keep a few thoroughbreds in work.
One is honest six-year-old trier Sensational Moment, who tackles the Benchmark 85 Handicap (1200m) as the rank outsider of the field.
The horse's rating is just 43 - a full 27 points adrift of the next lowest-rated galloper in the race.
"In the country he's not a bad horse, but I thought we'll go to Sydney to have a day out," Pignataro said.
"I run a business - this [training] is my hobby.
"He won a couple of races before that and places as well, but this is just because we want to go and have a bit of fun."
Sensational Moment, originally an $80,000 purchase at the 2008 Magic Millions sales, will make his first start at Warwick Farm on the back of a modest seventh at Nowra last start.
He finished third at the same venue on New Year's Eve.
Meantime, jockey Dean Greville has lost his appeal against suspension for returning to scale 1.2kg overweight after a controversial race at Kembla Grange in December.
Greville was beaten a short head riding Kerry Parker's Regallic in the Benchmark 60 Handicap (2000m).