A lot of the better horses on the eastern seaboard have campaigning for some time now, but one of the exceptions is Destiny's Kiss, who'll tackle the time-honoured Villiers Stakes (1550m) on Randwick's Kensington track third up from a spell that followed his highly promising winter campaign.
The Joe Pride-trained five-year-old is raced by fruit king and prominent owner Nick Moraitis, and he's by Moraitis's stallion Power of Destiny, so his owner will no doubt be all the keener to pick up the prestigious Group 2 mile.
Can Destiny's Kiss do it? Richie Callander's Villiers preview will lead this week's Winning Post and Richie is tipping the Jason Coyle-trained Scream Machine.
But before we get to Saturday, there's a massive pre-Christmas Friday of racing to contend with and Winning Post has got it covered with full liftout form guides for SEVEN TAB meetings plus fields for several more.
Our Friday form coverage includes the nighttime action at Moonee Valley, Canterbury and Sunshine Coast and we'll have fields for the twilight card at Oakbank. The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth, and we'll also have a liftout guide to the Saturday night action at Cranbourne.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Stawell (Vic/SA/WA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Qld edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four TAB meetings including the resceduled Werribee Cup day plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday meetings.
Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.
Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.
On page 4, our readers are fired up across all the big issues and on page 5 Richard Callander has the inside mail on NSW racing. Further back in the book Tony Kneebone presents his lively Snippets column, Richo adds his unique take on the sport, Shane Templeton reminisces and Peter Lucas and John Barker go head to head on the burning issues in sport.
If you're a breeding enthusiast you won't want to miss our eight-page WP Thoroughbreds liftout, featuring contributions from TVN's Tara Madgwick.
Don't miss this week's Winning Post ($5), available from Thursday afternoon in Melbourne and surrounds, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere around Australia.