A NEAR six-hour century stand to seal a draw against Sandgate Redcliffe in second grade last season is evidence of his fortitude.
Rated the outsider, he will need to win at Oahu and have his rivals fall at various stages of the event.
BRISBANE officials met Wanderers staff at Ballinger Park on Thursday.
Queensland riders have home track advantage at Doomben and Caloundra.
SUNSHINE Coast's attack expected to be even better in 2018
THERE will be a feast of footy at Sunshine Coast Stadium in February.
TEENAGER is determined to keep improving after winning the under-18 boys title.
'She's a great surfer with a lot of talent and I think her best years are ahead of her.'.
'MOST of the top order got starts and we need one of those boys to kick on and make a hundred (in future).'
THE gelding, with Corbould Park apprentice jockey Tiffany Brooker aboard, edged Calanda in the George Moore Stakes (1200m) to start series with a bang.