TRAINER Mitch Beer believes Hanger will prove to be the stables No. 1 galloper by the end of the racing season.
The Kiwi import is set to have his third start for Beer at Rosehill today in the $125,000 Benchmark 88 Hcp, (1400m).
Hanger stamped himself as a potential city class galloper after scoring a barnstorming last-start victory in the Echuca Cup.
The five-year-old gelding was also placed in group 3 company in New Zealand before arriving at Beer's stables last year.
Beer made the float trip to Sydney on Thursday and was delighted to see it raining on Friday.
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Hanger prefers rain-affected going where he has had 18-starts for two wins and nine minor placings.
"It's raining, so I'm very happy," Beer said on Friday.
"He's got great soft track form and been placed multiple times in group company in New Zealand on soft tracks.
"So the wetter the better really.
"No doubt Hanger is one of my best horses and is an 88 metro rater and the highest rated horse in my stable.
"Even though I haven't had the horse long he has proved a very good addition to the stable."
Hanger is quoted as an $11-chance in pre-post markets and is set to be partnered by Brenton Avdulla.
"He jarred-up fairly badly after his first run for me at Flemington but proved what he is capable of in the Echuca Cup," he said.
"I picked this race out for him pretty much straight after his Echuca win and everything has gone to plan since."