TOP Wagga stayer Devised will kick off a new preparation with a tilt at the $10,000 Narrandera Cup (1400m) on Saturday.
Devised, twice beaten a nose in the Wagga Gold Cup, has never run a place in nine first-up runs for Wagga trainer Tim Donnelly.
“Hopefully he runs on well,” Donnelly said.
“He’s had nine first-up goes for me and never run a place so now he’s eight, I don’t think that’s going to change now.
“He’s going all well, he’s pretty fit. He’s got a pretty heavy winter coat but other than that he’s fine.”
Devised is drawn barrier 11 and Brett Fliedner will ride for the first time.
Donnelly does not have any huge plans for Devised this campaign.
“I might run him in the Dubbo Cup over 1600 (metres) second up,” he said.
“There is no big plans, hopefully he might get to a midweek in town.”
Grand Allowance is also down to resume in the Cup.
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