Scone trainer Rod Northam is more concerned about the wet track than the wide barrier for long-shot Very Sharp in the $2 million Inglis Millennium (1100 metres) on Wednesday at Warwick Farm.
Very Sharp was a $101 chance with the TAB for the second annual race for two-year-olds, which was moved from Saturday's washed out meeting to the midweek program at the same track.
The filly, bred and owned by Northam, has had two starts, both over 900m on her home track, for a narrow front-running win first-up and a length third when chasing on January 30.
She faces an imposing task in the Millennium, where she will tackle 1100m and a rain-affected track for the first time while also jumping from the extreme outside.
The withdrawal of odds-on favourite Cellsabeel makes the task slightly easier but Northam acknowledged the job in front of Very Sharp.
"It's a $2 million throw at the stumps," Northam said.
"But we're more chance of winning the money there than on lotto, so I'll give it a go.
"I think she'll run 1100. It probably doesn't look it on form, but I'm confident she can run 1100.
"She's had the two starts, so she's fit enough, but it's whether she handles the wet track.
"The outside barrier is probably not a huge disadvantage, it may even be an advantage on the wet track.
"If she handles it, hopefully we can get a bit of prizemoney. If she doesn't handle it, we're not going to get anything."
Northam sent Very Sharp, by Bull Point - a son of Fastnet Rock, to the Scone Inglis Yearling Sale last year but she failed to reach her reserve.
Robert Thompson has ridden her in both starts but Kathy O'Hara takes over in the Millennium.
"I'll tell Kathy to be negative," Northam said of tactics in the race.
"She'll just come out negative on her and probably just try to hold her together for as long as possible on the wet track.
"She'll just be where she's comfortable, but she won't be riding the ears off her to be handy."
The track was a Heavy 9 on Tuesday with more rain expected.
On Tuesday at Scone, Newcastle trainer Kris Lees and apprentice Sammie Clenton had winning trebles.
Clenton took Mbappe, a half-brother to Le Romain, with a last-to-first sprint down the outside for Lees. She also won on Golden Avenger, for Scone trainer Cameron Crockett, and Craig Martin's Marcus Cassius.
Lees' other winners were equally impressive as Mbappe. Animate, with Andrew Gibbons aboard, and the Louise Day-ridden Frozen In Time prevailed by more than two lengths.