Group Two Perth Cup winner Material Man is all set for the Memsie where he will have to prove his mettle against his betters. However new trainer Pat Carey is quite pleased with his first-up performance in the Gr.3 Aurie's Star Handicap although he was beaten 5.5 lengths.
The eight-year-old joined Carey after his run in The All-Star Mile when connections decided there were not enough options for their galloper back in Western Australia.
Material Man will have to overcome a wide barrier draw in the Gr.1 Memsie Stakes.
Carey will be hoping he can have success with another WA galloper, Impi, which has also come from the stables of Justin Warwick.
Having won on debut at Bunbury by six lengths, Impi stepped out at Echuca next start for Carey, where he also won by six lengths.