Jake Stockton is hoping a change of scenery can help Stirling William go out with a bang.
The 10-year-old has returned to the Alfredtown trainer's stable after Menangle and Queensland campaigns.
Stirling William has won 27 races and just over $200,000 in prizemoney but is nearing the end of his racing days.
Stockton hopes the move can help rediscover his old form.
"He was running good races but coming fourth and fifth and it wasn't paying to keep him there," Stockton said.
Stirling William had two races back in the Riverina for two seconds but Stockton believes he faces his toughest test yet in as a $5000 claimer in the Bodels Plumbing Pace (1740m) at Riverina Paceway on Sunday.
"It's a good race and the strongest he's been in since he's come back to the Riverina," he said.
Stockton is hoping the speed is on after drawing the second once more.
He will take over the driving duties with Blake Jones out suspended.
The eight-race card is part of a doubleheader of harness racing in the Riverina with Leeton racing on Saturday.
Stockton will also have a keen eye at Menangle on Saturday with the semi-finals of the NSW Breeders Challenge.
He bred Be Happy Mach who will start a short-priced favourite in the same race as Michael Souden's Manhattan Island.
Bruce Harpley also has Molly Kelly in the four-year-old mares series.