The last time trainer Gary Portelli took a two-year-old of Darby Syndications to Kembla Grange, it was probably the best horse seen there this season.
She Will Reign romped away for a win on debut win in December and would become the Golden Slipper winner and is now targeting The Everest.
Ibanez is not in that class but Portelli thinks he might have found the right race in the Tongarra Maiden Plate on Saturday.
“We were pretty confident with She Will Reign when we went to Kembla, and it is a good memory for all of us. This filly has been good in three of her four starts and we are just trying to get her some confidence,” Portelli said.
“I thought she was pretty good first-up at Bathurst and she is up to matching it with the older horses in a maiden at this time of year.”
Deanne Panya rode She Will Reign and her sister Beany will be on Ibanez.
“She is riding really well and will just have get Ibanez out in the clear and she should do the rest. Looking at the race, Gwenda Markwell’s (Bounding Badger) looks like the one she will have to run down,” Portelli said.
Illawarra Turf Club is set to honour She Will Reign as it does for all maiden winners at the track which go on to win Group Ones.