Trainer Natalie Jarvis is confident of stringing back-to-back Cup victories together, before setting Airfree for a breakthrough success in town.
The five-year-old mare produced a stunning burst to win the Moruya Cup last start and will relish the likely Heavy conditions in Sunday's Nowra Cup.
Having finished second in a Highway Handicap over a mile in March last year, the Benchmark 90 Moruya marker has left Jarvis eyeing another taste of city-class racing.
"Her rating has gone up 15 points from that win, so we won't really have any choice," Jarvis said.
"But she's run well in Highways before, so we'll look to find her something in town again where she'll be competitive.
"She's just a real trier, she's not a big horse, but always gives a big effort, you just know what you get."
Airfree has drawn barrier three for Sunday's race, offering jockey Kayla Nisbet the option of finding a handy spot or dropping off the speed.
She was up on the pace as a four-year-old at Randwick when caught in a duel in the straight with the Colt Prosser-trained Haames.
At Moruya, Airfree ($26) had the last shot in a frantic Cup finish, producing a devastating turn-of-foot to beat Rinviate and Thy Kingdom Come.
Enhancing her Nowra Cup prospects is a record of two wins from as many starts on Heavy, with Thursday's Soft 6 track rating expected to be downgrade with more rain to come.
"She loves it wet, there'll be no issue there," Jarvis said.
"She's had a break (six weeks) between runs, but she been ok, she's sounds, she just wasn't quite herself, so we freshened her up a bit."
Kembla Grange trainer Theresa Bateup has accepted with front-running Jarrett, who ran second to Airfree in a Benchmark 66 before finishing sixth in the Moruya Cup, as well as six-year-old gelding Old Man's Angel, who drew barrier 16.
Robert and Luke Price have Brock Ryan aboard Mohican, who won a Class 2 over a mile at Kembla Grange last month.
Among the other key runners include the Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Greek Hero, an import who was well-back when winning a Class 2 over 1500 at Kembla two weeks ago.
Godolphin's head Australian trainer James Cummings has made a strong case for comeback galloper Kementari to score his first win in two years at Eagle Farm.
Kementari heads the weights in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) which will be his lead-up to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap a fortnight later.
Kementari was one of Godolphin's better performers when he raced in Group 1 company 12 times for a win in the 2018 Randwick Guineas and five seconds.
He was sent to stud but had fertility problems and the decision was made to geld him and send him back to the races.
"We've forged ahead with the horse and I think he can win," Cummings said.
"On paper his last run wasn't hard to forgive. He missed the start, made a long run and was giving away plenty of weight to the winner." with AAP