Kate Walters aboard Choysa (Image: Racing Photos)
Wayne Walters is taking an imposing two-pronged attack to Flemington for Finals Day and he's confident both charges will continue their positive seasons.
The Sale horseman confirmed in-form geldings Brigadier and Choysa will both run at Headquarters on Saturday, tipping the latter son of Zabeel as his pick of the two.
"He's been going good and likes the track," said Walters.
"There won't be any fancy tactics, he doesn't need to lead, we'll just let him run."
The Zabeel gelding has won four of his eight starts this year, including an eye-catching tearaway win at Flemington last month.
The victory halted the winning-run of Danny O'Brien's in-form four year-old Lycurgus and the pair will meet again in Saturday's Banjo Patterson Series Final (2600m).
O'Brien's son of Star Witness has won three of his past four races, with his one defeat due to those tearaway tactics from Choysa.
"They'll both have to carry a bit of weight, but that won't bother my guy, he's carried 70kg before," exclaimed Walters.
"I'm confident he'll run well."
Brigadier races in Saturday's $100,000 Country Cup after an impressive victory at Moonee Valley last start, and two second placings in the country before that.
"He's been going real good too," said Walters.
"Those couple of seconds he was getting run down a bit in the finish but he showed last time he can hang on."
Walters confirmed both horses will race on this preparation regardless of Saturday's results.
"I don't put any of my horses out, they don't need to if they're happy and enjoying it," he said.
"They're like us, if you're happy in your job then you don't need a break, maybe a day or two every now and then but not a big holiday."
Walters said he is enjoying training back in Victoria after moving his stable from Mount Gambier to Sale earlier this year.
Originally from New Zealand, he had previously moved to Victoria in the late 1970s.
"It's good to be back, I'm really liking it," he said.
"Happy horses, happy trainer, or is it happy trainer, happy horses, either way we're going okay."