Unlike many others, jockey Tim Clark is excited about the weather forecast for south east Queensland ahead of the final Group One race of the season.

Clark will be reunited with Avoid Lightning in Saturday’s Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the Gold Coast where they will try to improve on her close third a year ago.

In her favour this year is the prospect of at least two days of steady rain which will help give her the soft surface on which she excels.

“I’ve been looking at the forecast and it’s going to pour on Tuesday and Wednesday and I hope it rains all week,” Clark said.

“She is just so good in the wet. The wetter the better.”

The Les Bridge-trained six-year-old was among 24 entries taken on Monday for the race which has a field limit of 16 plus five emergencies.

Clark was riding in Brisbane on June…

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