Recent stable acquisition Whycatchim made an impressive winning debut for the Mitch Beer stable at Corowa on Tuesday.
Formerly trained by suspended Queensland trainer Ben Currie, Whycatchim notched his fifth win from 17 career starts.
Ridden on the pace by claiming apprentice Courtney Gillman, Whycatchim ($3.20) forged clear over the final furlong to win the $22,000 Open Hcp, (1000m) by 1.8-lengths.
Beer said a mid-week city assignment could be next on the radar for the son of Magnus.
"The horse hasn't been off the bridle since joining our yard," Beer said.
"We gave him a nice, quite trial the other day at Wagga and wanted to leave as much as we could in the tank for when he went to the races.
"He will win plenty of races around this area being a lightly raced son of Magnus who likes soft tracks.
"There is plenty of upside and mid-week city grade is well within his scope."
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Whycatchim had a freshen-up since running fourth at Dalby at his most recent start in late April.
The six-year-old was never a winning hope after rearing in the barrier and missing the start by 10-lengths.
"With these older horses, you have to look at their form and if they are fit and they are sound, you just have to trust them," he said.
"Instead of seeing him rip up and win trials and run quick times, you just have got to trust the horse.
"I trusted him today to the furlong, then I was starting to doubt myself but he got the job done fairly easily in the finish."
Beer also paid tribute to the winning ride of Gillman.
"I thought Courtney just eased at the right time and gave the horse a bit of a mid-race breather," he said.
"For a claiming apprentice not to keep going and burn the petrol, is a promising sign.
"It just great to get a win on debut for the stable and I feel fortunate to have the team of helpers that I've got at the moment."
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