Former Launceston Cup winner Genuine Lad is likely to make his jumps debut at Pakenham next Sunday.
Launceston part-owner Maurice Mace said the six-year-old had won a hurdle trial at Cranbourne earlier this month and his Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon had high hopes that he would make a success of his new career.
“The plan is to start him off at Pakenham unless Robert changes his mind,” Mace said.
Genuine Lad had his second run after a spell at Caulfield on Saturday and Mace was pleased with his sixth behind Boom Time in a $100,000 race over 2425 metres.
The gelding has won six races and $286,000 with his career highlight being his win over Banca Mo and Geegees Blackflash in the 2015 Launceston Cup.
Mace is also a part-owner of veteran Adelaide sprinter Riziz who won a $100,000 listed race at Oakbank on Saturday.
Riziz is being set for the Goodwood Handicap.