The Peter Moody-trained Hell Of An Effort will be out to continue an unbeaten start to his career when he runs for the first time in more than a month at Caulfield.
Hell Of An Effort won at Geelong on debut in December before heading to town and impressing with a front-running win at Caulfield on December 26 in an 1100m-race for juveniles.
The colt is expected to run in Saturday’s $250,000 sales-restricted Inglis Premier (1200m) on his home track.
“He just had a little freshen-up and he seems well and happy and healthy,” Moody said.
The colt has also been nominated for the Group Three Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) on the same program.
Hell Of An Effort, a son of Reward For Effort who Moody trained to win the 2009 Group One Blue Diamond Stakes, is an $18 chance in markets for this year’s $1.5 million race on February 27.
The Inglis Premier (1200m) has attracted 22 entries with Moody also nominating unraced Exceed And Excel filly Mandee and Not A Single Doubt gelding Nasdex.
Tony McEvoy trained the first and second placegetters in the Inglis Premier a year ago and has Hey Doc and Lessyd heading to Saturday’s edition.
That pair ran the quinella in a race at Flemington on January 16.
Brent Stanley has four juveniles nominated for the Inglis Premier including stakes-winning filly Sweet Sherry who won the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on debut in October before finishing 10th in an Inglis race at Moonee Valley on October 24.