Hay originally bought Bangers And Mayo with the idea of winning the Birdsville Cup which was abandoned this year due to the travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
“From what I’ve heard there will be two Birdsville Cups next year, one in April and the other in September,” he said.
“Hopefully, I’ve got another one who will go for the race after I won the Taroom Cup on Saturday with Coach.”
Hay trains a small team of seven horses on his 2,400-hectare property at Taroom, where he runs several hundred cattle.
Hay is unsure how Bangers And Mayo will perform in the small field at Yeppoon.
“I’m on a hiding to nothing,” he said.
“He likes to lead in his races if possible but it’s a small field and a couple of others also like to lead.
“Small fields can often prove to be traps.”
Hay will also saddle up Moriconi in the Class 3 Plate over 1100 metres while hopes to be in the winner’s stall as an owner with the Tom Smith-trained Tell The World in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap over 1350 metres.