Happy Trails will front up for the fifth-straight year in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington and his trainer Paul Beshara believes the veteran is still up for the fight.
'He is the Rocky Balboa of the racing world,' Beshara said.
'He's there all the time. No matter how old he gets, he just keeps being there. And he keeps competing.'
The nine-year-old won the Turnbull Stakes in 2013 and his performance in Sunday's 2000m Group One race will shape the rest of his spring.