Euroley horseman David Kennedy lines up $1.35 favourite Whereyabinboppin for Wagga's first group one but insists the pressure is off after the barrier draw.
Whereyabinboppin was the biggest winner from $100,000 Regional Championship final barrier draw.
He should come out on barrier five and while it's hardly a kind number with where his main rivals are drawn Kennedy's confidence has only grown.
"The draw has certainly taken a bit of the pressure off with the way it has come out," Kennedy said.
"It's made it a bit less interesting but we're only worried about our horse and nobody else's at this stage.
"He worked nice (Wednesday morning) and looks like he's pulled up alright so everything looks good."
Whereyabinboppin comes into the final as the fastest and most impressive winner.
He clocked a mile rate of 1:53.5 to down Ideal Fantasy by 32.7 metres in the second of the heats.
He made it three straight wins since being transferred to Kennedy after making a comeback with former trainer Steven Harris.
Harris guided the son of A Rocknroll Dance to victories in his first three races before he was sold and sent to Menangle trainer Tim Butt.
He failed to place in any of his three runs for the New Zealand horseman, the only time he hasn't won in 11 starts to date.
Whereyabinboppin returned to Harris and won twice more before being sent to Kennedy.
Kennedy believes a change of environment has made the four-year-old happier.
"He's a good horse to get along with and we haven't done anything too special with him," he said.
"He had a bit of a crook joint in the front fetlock we got injected but other than that we're working our program and I think the water walker and sand track has probably helped him.
"We only gallop them and I think he likes that as he doesn't like having spreaders on very much.
"It's made him a lot happier, not that he wasn't going any good before either.
"We probably haven't improved him much, he might be a little tougher than he was, but who knows how good he is as nothing has got near him yet."
Tractability isn't a strong suit of the four-year-old but from the draw Kennedy is confident he won't be a problem.
"He actually drives good in behind and it's only when you pull him out he might get in a bit of trouble, but I think he is driving better since we got his joints injected and changed a little bit of gear on him," he said.
"On the bigger track it probably isn't as a big a deal."
The three leading contenders for the group one are all trained on Kennedy's property with Western Sonador and Brooklyns Best also based on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River with Ellen Bartley.
It adds an interesting dynamic to the race where Kennedy is the only trainer to taste group one success.
He is chasing his fourth group one with his most recent the 2014 NSW Oaks with Shes A Run.
Nephew Jackson Painting takes the drive as he shoots for his first group one success.