Not only are both European imports for Peter and Paul Snowden, they both arrived in Australia at a similar class level and hit the ground running.
While Huetor won his first three starts before resuming with an encouraging third at Randwick to earn a spot on the stable's Brisbane winter carnival team, Old Flame also kicked off with a victory and was unlucky not to make it two when runner-up at Caulfield last start.
"I like the horse. He is the same as Huetor in that he came over as a benchmark 72," Peter Snowden said.
"(But) he's a different horse altogether. Huetor is a stayer, a mile-and-a-half horse and this horse is a sprinter-miler.
"He won his first start in Melbourne and he was just a bit unlucky not to win his second start there at Caulfield, he was held up and got a little bit too far back but he got home nicely."
Old Flame will make his NSW debut in the $500,000 The Coast (1600m) at the stand-alone Gosford meeting on Saturday.
He has the inside gate and at $9.50 is one of just three runners at single-figure odds, along with favourite Our Playboy ($4.60) and Diamil ($5), who will wear blinkers for the first time after being beaten as an odds-on favourite in heavy conditions at Randwick last start.
Old Flame has experience racing in the clockwise direction overseas and win, lose or draw on Saturday, Peter Snowden believes he has a good future.
"He is a nice horse going forward. You will hear a bit more about him," he said.