Wagga apprentice jockey Josh Richards is 'excited' for his first Saturday metropolitan rides this weekend.
Richards will bypass Saturday's Narrandera race meeting after getting two rides at Randwick instead.
Richards will shoot for three straight on Whisky 'n' Diamonds when they tackle the $75,000 TAB Highway Class Three Handicap (1300m).
He then has also been given the opportunity on Wanna Get A What for Gratz Vella in the $125,000 Benchmark 78 Handicap (1000m).
Richards is looking forward to the opportunity of riding at a Saturday city meeting.
"I'm pretty excited. I'll go and enjoy the day," Richards said.
Richards has only had two rides on the Greg Backhouse-trained Whisky 'n' Diamonds for two wins. Those wins came at his home track at Moruya at odds of $61 and $9.50.
"He's been going good," Richards said.
"It will be a tougher race on Saturday. There's a few horses in it that have been running in Highways week after week.
"I'd say he'll get back. The Highways always seem to be run a bit quicker than the average race. The way he's been going, it would be nice to see him run a good race."
Richards was also happy to pick up the ride on Wanna Get A What from Vella.
"For him to want me to ride the horse was pretty good," he said.
Whisky 'n' Diamonds is a $41 chance and Wanna Get A What is $34.