Trainer Trevor Miller has long been a dominant force in Sunshine Coast racing but he will be hoping to maintain his excellent strike-rate at another beachside racetrack on Saturday.
Miller has Real Good engaged in the First National Two-Year-Old Handicap (1200m) at the Gold Coast.
At his only start, Real Good was an excellent second to one of the Magic Millions favourites in Saga Of The Storm at Doomben two weeks ago.
The gelding needs to win or run second on Saturday to make the Magic Millions field.
“I have been struggling a bit for the past two years and I was even thinking of giving it away until a got a couple of two-year-olds this year,” Miller said.
“Real Good is going to live up to his name and hopefully it will be on Saturday. The 1200 metres will suit him better and I am not worried about a soft track.”
Miller has had only one Magic Millions Classic runner in Big Tony who led the field for home in 2009 before finishing midfield .
He has trained an estimated 800 winners at the Sunshine Coast during a 30-year career but has had limited runners at the Gold Coast.
Yet Miller has a good strike rate in Gold Coast feature races with horses such as Gilded Queen (Silk Stocking) and Heavenly Knight (Ansett Stakes).
“I don’t have many Gold Coast runners but I have had some luck there,” Miller said.