Trainer Paul Jordan hopes history doesn't repeat when he saddles up Right Time in tomorrow's Listed $80,000 Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont Park.
Connections decided to run the three-year-old, even though he faces a ratings spike should he win.
Jordan tasted success in the 2010 Beaufine with glamour filly For Your Eyes Only when she recorded a race-record 56.61sec.
She was penalised 10 points and went winless at nine subsequent starts before being sold last year as a broodmare.
Right Time, like For Your Eyes Only, enters the Beaufine with an 87 rating and is on the 54kg limit.
"He is owned by a syndicate and the vote was to start him," Jordan said. "For Your Eyes won this race and she never won again.
"Right Time is no For Your Eyes Only. He has been winning well in lower class, but his times aren't there.
"The issue with these races is they are rated all over the place.
"The Summer Scorcher (1000m) was rated at 90-plus and this one because of Hadabeclorka (105) and Werd (104) is rated at 94-plus.
"The year For Your Eyes Only won it was rated at 96-plus.
"If Right Time wins I just hope he is not penalised too harshly. Revolition won the Colonel Reeves Stakes and never won another race.
"These races can be a graveyard for horses."
Werd spearheads a strong assault for trainer Chris Gangemi, who also has two-year-old trial winner Culprit resuming and Identity Fraud searching for a hat-trick in the last race of the day.
·Stewards have found banned trainer Jeff Bull preparing pacers at his country property and he must re-commence a one-year disqualification in addition to copping an extra six months.
Bull was disqualified on April 13, after stewards inquired into Astro Midge's elevated total carbon dioxide level when ninth at Northam three weeks earlier.
"Racecourse investigator Geoff Johnson and steward Rhys Chappell saw Jeff Bull training two pacers at a property in the York district last week," chief harness racing steward Bill Delaney said yesterday.