When Dubbo Turf Club's Derby Day kicks off on Saturday, it will be Dubbo jockey Ken Dunbar starting from the first barrier.
Dunbar will jockey for Terry Wicks' Kruptable in the opening Rhino Lodge Maiden Handicap, which is set to start the day's racing off at 12.55pm.
Kruptable, who only joined Wicks' stable this year, finished sixth and seventh at starts in Gunnedah and Scone in July.
The six year old gelding will be one of the more experienced horses starting on Saturday, with nearly half of the other entrants having five starts or fewer.
Clint Lundholm's stable will have two debutantes rounding out the first event, with Conspirator and Dead On Time both starting for the first time after trialling earlier in the year.
Gulgong-based Jake Prace-Holmes and Dubbo's Greg Ryan will ride those horses in their efforts.
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The distance and track will both be familiar to Conspirator after it held off a challenge from Sharon Jeffries Tolinga down the same distance in an early October trial in Dubbo in order to finish first.
Dead On Time secured seventh in a trial in Gilgandra in February.
Brett Cavanough's three year old filly Objective will also make an appearance following mid-field finishes in Newcastle and Scone.
Michael Lunn's Alpine Royal will be in the hunt for a strong finish after a streak of fourth and third place finishes earlier in the year.
While Damien Lane's Dreams Out West will have a chance to build on a fourth place finish in Newcastle earlier in October after a lengthy, sixteen week spell.