The William Farrer Hotel's Super Punters Club have selected Front Page and Nadaraja to represent them in this year's Kosciuszko

Members of the William Farrer Hotel's Super Punters Club.
Members of the William Farrer Hotel's Super Punters Club.

The William Farrer Hotel's Super Punters Club (SPC) has picked its two horses for The Kosciuszko.

The SPC will team up with Corowa trainer Geoff Duryea and the connections of Front Page for a second consecutive year.

The two parties will be hoping for a change of luck as they reunite for another crack at the $1.3 million Kosciuszko (1200m) at Randwick on October 16.

Front Page was set to start as one of the main fancies in last year's race, when representing the SPC, but was injured on the trip to Sydney and scratched from the feature.

Lightly-raced Scone sprinter Nadaraja will represent the SPC in their second Kosciuszko slot.

SPC manager David Barnhill is looking forward to having another crack with Front Page and his connections.

"Geoff is only going to take him to Sydney if he thinks he can win. He doesn't want to come up there just to make up the numbers," Barnhill said.

"He's going to go to a race at Moonee Valley on Friday week, drop down in grade and we'll see how he goes in that.

"If he doesn't think he's right, we'll find another horse."

Front Page becomes the second Southern District galloper to earn a spot in the field after Sunrise Ruby secured a slot on Sunday.

Barnhill said the SPC's approach was a little bit different to other slot holders.

"We're going to have a bit of fun," he said.

"Because there are so many people involved, it's not a money-making venture, it's a bit of fun on the day.

"Hopefully on the Four Pillars day, we'll have all the members there cheering on and it will be great."

The help of some racing analysts in Sydney guided the SPC into Nadaraja, a winner of two of his three race starts.

A Redoute's Choice three-year-old, Nadaraja won a class two event at Scone last week by five and a half lengths.

Trained by Stephen Jones at Scone, the gelding is nominated for a Highway Handicap at Randwick on Saturday.

Meantime, the SPC is in no hurry to fill their two slots in the $700,000 Four Pillars, to be run at Rosehill on October 30.

The race is a new concept by Racing NSW that was only announced last week. Five of the 18 slots were drawn by Wagga punters, including two by the Farrer's SPC.

"We're in no hurry. All the experts are staying sit back and wait," Barnhill said.

"It sounds like a pretty open race."

The Four Pillars is a Benchmark 68 Handicap over 1500m for horses under the care of trainers that are eligible for 'midway' races.