TRAINER Mitch Beer has given punters a strong lead and will make his first trek to Dubbo on Friday.
The young trainer will make the 12-hour round trip with stablemates Gwenneth and Maid In Milan.
Beer said he was eagerly anticipating the return of Gwenneth who will tackle the $30,000 Open Hcp, (1000m) first-up from a spell.
Regular stable rider Jordan Mallyon has been booked to ride.
"I've never raced at Dubbo before so we'll tick that one off the bucket list," Beer said.
"It's a fair hike but Gwenneth is going terrific and has got an excellent first-up record.
"We were searching for a dry track and it looks like being that.
"She won the sprint on Snake Gully Cup day at Gundagai when first-up last year in quick time.
"She has drawn well in 5, gets in well at the weights and was extremely impressive in a jump out at home a fortnight ago.
"So she is ready to go."
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Gwenneth had five starts last preparation for one win and one minor placing.
Her third behind Order Of Command and Demolition at Flemington in December was a career best performance.
Order Of Command won at Caulfield in Listed grade last month.
"When she in her zone, there is no doubt she is a Saturday city class mare," he said.
"Three starts ago she is getting beat less than a length behind Order Of Command and Demolition.
"They have both won in Saturday class since and Order Of Command in Listed grade.
"So it's bloody good form and it would pay to forget the two runs she had at the end of last preparation."
Gwenneth is quoted as a $4.80-chance in pre-post markets.
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