Wagga trainer Brian Honey is hoping two littermates can help fill the void of Agroroo.
Honey had to scratch the star of his kennel, who has three wins and two seconds from five starts, ahead of Wagga’s meeting on Friday night.
It’s the second time running Agroroo has been scratched in as many planned starts.
Disappointed to miss out again through illness, Honey is now left to race of her sisters on the 11-race card.
“We are not having a good run but that is racing for you,” Honey said.
Glorious Leader was a winner three starts back and is coming off a third at Wagga last time out.
With Agroroo now scratched, Honey now rates her the best of his chances.
“It is probably a place chance Glorious Leader,” he said. “The other one has to learn to race.”
Sister Tee won her maiden in October but hasn’t been placed in her last five starts.
Honey hopes being drawn in box two will help.
“It gets into a lot of trouble,” he said.
“I’m hoping he gets it all in her head to go as she’s not all that fast out and that is where she gets into strife.”