Trainer Mitch Beer is optimistic Whycatchim can make a winning debut for the stable at Corowa on Tuesday.
Whycatchim is a recent stable acquisition and was previously trained by Ben Currie in Queensland who was last month suspended for four years.
The six-year-old gelding is set to contest the $22,000 Open Handicap, (1000m) with apprentice jockey Courtney Gilman set to use her 1-kilogram claim.
Whycatchim looks to be the testing material in the race after having won at Doomben three starts back.
Beer said punters should forgive the horse for his last-start unplaced performance after he reared as the barriers were opening and lost 10-lengths at the start.
"He is a well performed horse," Beer said.
"You just have to forget he went around last start because he stayed in the barriers and missed the start hopelessly.
"He has had a trial at Wagga which was really good, he only had a very quite trial but I'm very pleased with his work and how he has come through that.
"He gets in pretty well at the weights with the claim and has got a good fresh record and good record over 1000m.
"He won a Benchmark 85 at Doomben three starts back so that's pretty good form for a race at Corowa."
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Beer will also saddle-up Sherpa Trail in the $22,000 Benchmark 58 Hcp, (1400m).
Stable jockey Jordan Mallyon is booked to ride.
Sherpa Trail finished fourth at his most recent run at Albury after attacking for the early lead and fading late.
"I was a bit disappointed that she attacked for the lead last start with an apprentice on board," Beer said.
"If she had of sat off the lead and not attacked for it, she probably wins the race because he only knocked up late.
"He has got a great record at Corowa, has been freshened and was impressive in a jump out last week.
"Corowa should suit him, he will go forward and give them something to run down."
Beer will also saddle-up Chrysla and Chuave Dog.
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