Trainer Donna Scott says the scratching of a key rival has made Star Of Tennessee's task of winning that bit easier at Corowa on Tuesday.
Blitzar has been scratched after scoring an impressive win at Dubbo on Sunday for trainer Chris Heywood.
Star Of Tennessee will target back-to-back wins in the $22,000 Class 2 Handicap, (1000m).
The daughter of Starspangledbanner bounced back to winning form last start at Albury.
She pounced on the early lead and was always travelling like a winner when scoring a dominant 2.35-length win.
Scott said she wasn't disappointed to see Blitzar scratched.
"Blitzar was impressive at Dubbo on Sunday and obviously would have been hard to beat," Scott said.
"There are still some handy horses in the race.
"But in saying that it does look an ideal race for my mare and she recovered well from her last start win."
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Jockey Blaike McDougall was reunited with Star Of Tennessee last start at Albury.
He boasts a near perfect record on the mare with two wins and a second from three rides.
"Blaike was back on board last start and knows her so well," she said.
"She led the other day but Blaike said he could have easily taken a sit if he had wanted to.
"But she had blinkers on for the first time and was rock-hard fit so he just let her go.
"So she doesn't have to lead but will at least settle in a prominent position, especially with the small field."
Scott also looks to be a winning hope with High Advice in the $22,000 Class One and Maiden Plate, (1600m).
High Advice looked the likely winner a furlong out last start at Albury before fading late to finish runner-up.
"It had been a little while between runs and he just knocked up late, she said.
"But he had recovered well and it looks an ideal race for him.
"He races best in rain affected going so hopefully the track is in the soft range and he gets the conditions to suit.
"There is a couple of others in the race with similar form so hopefully he can have a bit of luck in the run which could be the difference."
Scott will give her Koscuiszko contender Lord Von Costa a trial at Corowa ahead of his first-up assignment at Randwick early next month.
She said Lord Von Costa will be given an easy time in the trial and won't be out to run slick time.
"It will be just a nice little hit-out for him," she said.
"Hopefully he gets through that and then we will head to Randwick on October 3.
"It just more about the trip away from the stables and giving the horse a bit of a blowout.
"I won't be aiming to win the trial by 20-lengths or anything like that."