In the latter part of 2011, Befitting starred in Queensland greyhound racing.
The Barry Dull-trained bitch notched up nine wins in 12 starts at Albion Park from 520 to 710m.
Suitable races ran out and Dull sent the Made To Size- Misty Bear bitch to trainer Jason Thompson in Melbourne.
It started well when she won first-up at The Meadows but poor alleys and hotter competition saw Dull call her back to Queensland after a handful of failures.
He aimed Befitting at the Albion Park Gold Cup but there was a noticeable change in Befitting on return.
"She had lost her early speed and I haven't been able to get it back,” Dull said.
Since that return in April, there have been no wins from eight starts.
But a win is quite possible in tonight's second heat of the Queensland National Distance Championship (710m, 9.28pm) at Albion Park.
Of the seven dogs contesting the heat, only Finn's Express, Black Cat Moan and Befitting have had experience over the track and distance.
Black Cat Moan's form is below best, leaving the race likely to be fought out by Finn's Express and Befitting.
"She is still running on as strong as ever but has lost that early dash," Dull said.
"She performed moderately in Melbourne being bumped around in some of those races.
"She raced in Group races down there and the depth of fields was strong.
Befitting had time away from the track before her last start sixth over 520m behind Cousin Alfie last week.
She began better but she was hampered after 50m by Atomic Aussie and checked out to last
Befitting ran on strongly to be beaten by less than five lengths after being 10 lengths from the lead.
"She is likely to still be a little underdone (tonight) as she hasn't had a solid 710m under her belt for a while.
"The field is beatable, I wouldn't declare her, I hope she can win but Finn's Express is racing well and is the one to beat.
"If she can settle third or fourth on the fence just behind them, I think she can win the race.
"Her final sectionals, even when Miata was racing up here, were as good as those dogs and she received a few whacks during those races.
"Just a clear run would be appreciated."
Finn's Express ran on well last week for a solid second to Mocha Shocker in the President's Cup (710m).
Mocha Shocker is the one to beat in the first Distance heat being ideally drawn to stay out of trouble in box eight
Three heats of the Queensland Sprint Championship (520m) will also be conducted tonight.
The highlight is the clash between two of Queensland's best, Glen Gallon and Metz Magic, in the second heat at 7.24pm.
The National finals will be held in Hobart later this month.
RACING Queensland web news – August 2, 2012
Photo by Corey Pearce