The locals have had the wood on the raiders in WA's Kingston Town Classic in recent years and the trend looks set to continue this Saturday at Ascot.
Perth mares Galaxy Star and Arcadia Queen are heavily fancied, with fellow locals Material Man and Gatting among their main dangers.
Warrnambool galloper Trap For Fools, a last-start winner of the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, is considered the leading contender among the raiders, and he himself is a WA expat.
The Kingston Town Classic highlights the final day of Perth's Masters Series, while elsewhere it's Pakenham Cup day at Racing.Com Park, City of Marion Stakes day in Adelaide and Brisbane Handicap/Origin Series day at Doomben.
Sunday is international day at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, and Winning Post's Joel Marshall will be previewing the four big races in this week's Winning Post.
Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Valley night meeting plus Mudgee Cup day and Mornington, with fields, colours and selections for a swag more meetings.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Racing.com Park in Victoria, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Stawell (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Werribee Cup day and Italian Plate day at Tatura plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.
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.
Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Matt Stewart tackles the big issues and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.
Winning Post costs $5.50 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Ballarat newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.