Well-bred four-year-old mare I'm A Floozy looks set to register her second career win when she lines up in a class one handicap over 1220 metres in Launceston on Saturday night.
The Angela Brakey-trained mare has finished second at her past two starts and in stronger company two starts back than she meets here.
While she has drawn a shade awkwardly in gate seven in the field of 12 the mare has enough early speed to lead.
"I couldn't be happier with this mare going into this race and I would think she only needs to take the form she has shown at her past two starts to be very hard to beat," Brakey said.
I'm A Floozy (Toorak Toff-I'm A Hussy) showed great promise as a juvenile, but she developed a bone spur that required surgery and she took ages to shrug off the legacy of that surgery.
"I don't think she was putting in 100 per cent for a while after the surgery but all that is behind her now," Brakey said.
"She has done everything right since her last start and from a half-decent barrier I would be very disappointed if she didn't finish top three.
"She is very good over 1100 metres, but she is getting stronger over the slightly longer trips and she showed that two starts back when second to Hela."
Anthony Darmanin rode the mare last start, and he will be reacquainted with her on Saturday night.
The main dangers appear to be the Siggy Carr-trained Coronation Keith that won at his only start in Launceston over 1100 metres and the other equal top weight (59kg) And Beyond who has been to the trials recently following on from his debut win in Launceston in late October.
Akureyri will be improved by her first-up effort in Devonport last Wednesday week but it will be her first attempt on turf.
Saturday night's Launceston program will be shown on Sky Racing 1 and TasracingTV with live hosted coverage from Peter Staples.