Co-trainer Trent Edmonds believes the traditional high pressure in the Magic Millions will be ideal for unbeaten colt Alpine Edge.
“The more high pressure event it becomes the better it will be for him,” Edmonds said.
“He’ll relish a good, strongly run 1200 metres and should lap up the pressure.”
Alpine Edge has impressed Edmonds with his progress since winning the Group Three B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Boxing Day.
“He hasn’t gone backwards since the McLachlan win,” Edmonds said.
“We’ve left no stone unturned. It’s grand final day and he goes there in really good shape.”
Edmonds believes Alpine Edge’s adaptable racing pattern is another factor in his favour.
“He’s a versatile galloper. We rode him forward in the Phelan Ready then rode him off the speed in the McLachlan,” he said.
“I really love the way he took that run up on the fence the other day and he really attacked the line hard.
“He’ll come into barrier six on Saturday which is a fantastic gate for him.”
Edmonds would like to see jockey Robbie Fradd position Alpine Edge just off the leading division in the Millions.
“Robbie needs to be a little bit positive early,” he said.
“There’s good speed in the race to the inside and outside of where we’re drawn.
“He’ll come back under him without any worries. He’s very tractable, we’ve educated him that way all the way through.”
Alpine Edge is on the third line of Magic Millions Classic betting at $8.