Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey was all set to resume in the Blethcingly Stakes at Caulfield on July 27, but a dire forecast saw trainer Adam Trinder keep her in her box in Tassie.
Three weeks later the new-season four-year-old is primed to take her place in the Group 2 Peter Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield.
Will the wait have been worth it? Tony Kneebone's tip will lead this week's Winning Post.
Elsewhere, there's black-type racing in Adelaide and Perth, plus we've got full coverage of the two-day Taree Cup carnival.
Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the meetings at bet365 Geelong and Taree, with fields, colours and tips for Dubbo and Ipswich.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick (Kensington) in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Wangaratta (Vic/SA/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 more TAB meetings including Taree Cup day 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, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column 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.