With jockey Kieren Fallon looking like he is to be shifted to Newbury on Saturday by Luca Cumani, Glasgow based trainer Jim Goldie is on the hunt for another jockey for Hawkeyethenoo, in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup this weekend.
The trainer was anticipating to have the champion jockey in his corner in his attempt to be the first Scottish handler to win the big sprint event since 1975 when Nigel Angus triumphed with Roman Warrior.
But unfortunately is now appears that Fallon will be headed to the Berkshire course at the request of Cumani.
"I don't know if Kieren is going to be riding him. I think he's going to be switched to Newbury unfortunately," said the Goldie.
"On Monday it looked as if he was going to ride at Ayr - Mr Cumani had him jocked up on two - but now he is thinking of sending him to Newbury instead. I thought I had him, now I haven't.
"I have several irons in the few for a replacement but they are in a similar position with commitments here and there. We will just have to wait and see."
Goldie has had the impressive four year old sprinter for this event after his victory at York in July, and has faith that Hawkeyethenoo is the charge that could put an end to the hoodoo that has dogged his scorecard in the Ayr Gold Cup.
"I'll be trying to win it. This is my best chance for a long while. I haven't troubled the judge at all. I think fifth is the best I've done, so I'm pretty hopeful this time," he continued.
"There's been nothing wrong with him we've just kept him for this race.
"He'll have a good chance and it should be good ground on Saturday."