Stable war horse Marchand makes career start 45 and his first this campaign at Geraldton on Sunday.

He looks to have found a suitable race over 1100m in the Pink Petticoat Handicap.

The eight-year-old Oratorio gelding has drawn beautifully in gate three for Brodie Kirby who claims two kilos to bring Marchand into the race with 57kg.

The six-time winner has been tuned up for his first-up assignment with a good trial behind Cognac, who ran well at Bunbury on Saturday in an $100,000 race.

Rob will make the trip up the highway with Marchand, and Todd is confident of a good performance.

“I think he will lead the field and hopefully he can hold on,” he said.

“The horse is really well and the trial was good, I think he is a big chance.”

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