Euroley trainer David Kennedy concedes luck will need to be on his side as he strives to win a group one with Rocknroll Runa on Saturday night.
Coleambally reinsman Jack Painting will need to be at his best after Rocknroll Runa drew gate 11 in the $100,000 Gold Crown Final at Bathurst.
Rocknroll Runa, owned by Kennedy and Paul Burns' Burns Golf syndicate, has won three of his four race starts, including a four-metre victory in his heat last Friday night.
But Kennedy believes the two-year-old will need everything to go his way if they are to finish in the money of the prestigious Bathurst feature.
"We haven't had much luck with the draw," Kennedy said.
"One or nine I would have liked but we can't do much about that. We've just got to hope they go crazy early and we get a crack at them."
Kennedy is still trying work out the barrier draw, after Harness Racing NSW informed participants of a decision earlier this year to have emergencies draw outside the starters.
Despite this, he believes Rocknroll Runa can feature in the finish with the right luck.
"I've moved his hobbles out this week and he's a different horse," he said.
"I'm disappointed he didn't get a draw because it's the best he's been."
Rocknroll Runa is the son of Kennedy's group one-winning mare Shes A Runa, who won the Gold Bracelet at Bathurst in 2014. She also finished second the year before in the Gold Tiara.
Kennedy said the fact he trained the mother makes it more satisfying, while he also hit back at knockers of the gelding.
"Everyone's been saying he's been a bit disappointing and that he doesn't look too impressive but he can't do much more than what he's done," he said.
The final will be run at 9.20pm on Saturday night.