It won’t be just Group 1 glory and some of the $1 million in prizemoney Nick Hall will be racing for when he partners Japanese miler World Ace in Saturday’s George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.

The Victorian jockey is also viewing it as an opportunity to enhance his standing with the high-profile owners who have presented him with the rides aboard some of the most sought-after mounts at this year’s Sydney Carnival.

World Ace is owned by the Yoshida family and Hall is aware a good showing aboard him, plus his Queen Elizabeth Stakes mount To The World, could lead to him broadening his horizons.

“I’ve got to get the job done yet, but if I do, everything being well there’ll definitely be doors open up (overseas),” Hall said.

“They’re pretty good horses to be riding.”

The Sydney Carnival bookings are an extension of Hall’s association with prominent Victorian owner Phil Sly, who races a big team including Lumosty and Politeness, horses for whom Hall is the regular rider.

Sly races horses with Katsumi Yoshida both in Australia and Japan.

“I’ve got to thank Phil for the rides,” Hall said. “He had an association with them through their partnership and he recommended me.

“I met the owners when they came out (in Spring) and I won on the horses and then when they were in Sydney I came up and met them again and things have gone from there.”

Hall put the finishing touches on World Ace’s George Ryder preparations at trackwork on Thursday morning and is confident the Yasutoshi Ikee-trained son of Deep Impact can make an impression at his Australian debut.

“We just did a bit of barrier practice with him, because he can be slow away, but I had no issues with him this morning. He stood there nice and quiet,” he said.

“I galloped him last week, too, and he feels like a nice type.”

World Ace, a $7.50 chance with TAB who will start from barrier seven, is one of two Japanese gallopers in the Ryder Stakes, accompanied by the Noriyuki Hori-trained Real Impact ($11, barrier 12).

Favourite, at $4.80 is Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win ($4.80, three), just in advance of fellow three-year-old Kermadec ($5, 11) and Cosmic Endeavour ($5, four).

The Ryder is one of two big assignments at Rosehill for Hall, who will also have his maiden ride in the Golden Slipper when he partners the Mick Price-trained Ready For Victory in the $3.5 million event.

He concedes it is a tough task tackling the race at just his second start, but stressed that he has not only emerged on the scene late and has a favourable draw (nine, seven if the emergencies don’t start).

“It’s not like he hasn’t had the grounding for something like the Slipper, because he’s had nearly two preps now,” Hall said.

“I reckon he definitely deserves his chance and I’m pretty happy with the draw. I reckon it’ll be perfect.”

Slipper day will be part of a busy weekend for Hall, who will be at Moonee Valley on Friday night where his rides include Master Reset in the $200,000 Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m).