STAR Lee stable trotter Keayang Livana returns to the track on Saturday night for the first time since her group one Vicbred Super Series Trotting Mares victory in December.
The five-year-old, trained by Marg Lee out of the family's Ecklin South stable, is one of the headline acts in a group three trotters free-for-all over 1720 metres at Melton.
Keayang Livana, with Jason Lee in sulky, enters the $24,000 race as favourite in early betting markets after securing four wins in her last four starts with one scratching.
Jason Lee, who has five drives at the meeting including three on horses trained by his mother Marg, told Harness Racing Victoria's Burning Questions program things would need to go the mare's way on Saturday night.
"She is ready to race but I wouldn't say she is ready to be driven like a race car," he said.
"She is going to need the run still. We are happy with her and if things happen to go her way she will be running a really big race but she will need some luck."
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The Lee stable also has Highway To Heavan (race one) and star pacer Code Bailey is in the in the time-honoured $24,000 Italian Cup on the 10-event program at Melton.
"The draws are going to play a big part in both of my drives as they aren't at their absolute best yet but both are vey well and we are happy with them but they have some improvement," Lee said of Code Bailey and Keayang Livana.
Ecklin South trainer Mattie Craven also has runners at Melton on Saturday night. Shadow Sax is up against Code Bailey in one of the feature races on the night.
Last-start winner Helgart, Itzamajor Surprise (race two), Crime Writer (rave five) and Lamandier (race nine) will also run for the Craven stable.
Crime Writer is equal favourite in early betting markets in a $20,000 pace over 1720 metres.
Sofia Arvidsson has four rides at the meeting. She takes the reins of Helgart, Crime Writer and Shadow Saz for Craven and Nikita for Nathan Purdon.
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