LEADING trainer Ivan Allan, who always does things with a touch of flair and showmanship, produces McBrave on International Races day - and this exciting import can grab headlines on the biggest day of the racing year. Allan raced McBrave in Australia before selling it on for export to Hong Kong and the early aim is next February's Derby. Senior handicapper Martyn Stewart was impressed by his overseas form and promptly slotted McBrave into Class One - a decision that is hard to contest. The four-year-old had a total of 15 starts in Australia for six wins and two third placings and a total prize money haul of HK$658,000. McBrave makes his debut in the fifth event and is the banker bet for the first leg of the Double Trio. Not that the flashy debutant has been done any favours at the barrier draw as he will jump from the outside. Despite the fact that there are some useful performers involved, this one should prevail. The International Cup makes up the second leg of the DT and if River Verdon runs in the first three there may be a much smaller payout than would normally be expected for a competitive event. Hong Kong's champion will almost certainly be under the odds and it might pay to look for an alternative banker. New Zealand has an enviable record in the race and despite the travel problems associated with Kiwi Golfer, he does look the one to be on.