Trainer Mitch Beer is set to unleash his well-bred two-year-old Branders Rule in the Jack Maher Classic at Wodonga on Saturday.
Branders Rule will make his debut in the $25,000 feature and is a half-brother to Beer's stable star Sky Call.
Sky Call won the Country Championship qualifier at Albury in February.
The Albury trainer will fly the Border flag in the juvenile feature with Beer the only local trainer with a runner in the eight-horse field.
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Beer said Branders Rule has shown plenty of potential and was a recent trial winner at Wagga.
"Although it's only a small field there still appears to be a few quality runners with race experience on their side," Beer said.
"Boom Daddy for example was placed in the Maribyrnong Trial which is a listed race, won his maiden, then went back to town.
"So that is good form for a race of this nature.
"With Branders Rule being a half-brother to Sky Call I'm looking forward to the race.
"I think he is as equally a nice as horse, is still a colt and is well-bred being from Brazen Beau."
Branders Rule has drawn barrier 4 and will be partnered by Rhys McLeod.
"He is fairly well educated for his age and what he lacks in experience makes up for with ability," he said.
"I suppose you can't read too much into winning a trial when most of his rivals have got race experience.
"But he sat three deep on the speed in the trial and he the line full of running."