BENDIGO trainers Shane Fliedner and Rod Symons will attempt to kick-off 2014 in fine style by winning a metropolitan class race at Flemington.
Fliedner will saddle up the talented Primitive Man in the Flemington 1840-2014 Handicap (1000m), while I'm An Outoftowner will represent Symons in the opening event the New Year Handicap (1200m).
I'm An Outoftowner is coming off a first-up third placing at Bendigo behind Paddy's Gem and Black Caviar's half-sister Belle Couture.
I'm An Outoftowner, who has been placed in four of her eight career starts, gets another crack at Paddy's Gem in Wednesday's race.
Primitive Man is first-up from a 29 week spell.
The gelding scored a shock win at odds of $61 when first-up last campaign at Caulfield.
The lightly-raced son of Primus has won two of its five career starts.
The Fliedner and Symons stables ended the year with success.
Fliedner produced Racing Tycoon to break its maiden status at Ararat on Monday.
A three-year-old son of Written Tycoon, Racing Tycoon raced up on the speed and won by a length.
Meanwhile, Sororoity Queen continued her consistent form for Symons at Echuca on Tuesday.
The five-year-old mare scored a convincing win in a 0-58 1000m event.
The five-year-old has now won two of her eight career starts and hasn't finished further back than fourth in all her starts.