Godolphin mare Asiago will arrive in Wollongong on Saturday in search of a unique slice of history.
After winning the Group 3 Kembla Classic in March, the James Cummings-trained runner will look to complete a feature-race double with a victory in The Gong.
With the $1 million race in just its second year, Asiago is seeking to become the first horse to achieve the feat.
The mare has experienced mixed results since triumphing in the Kembla Classic, winning the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes but also finishing midfield in a number of other black-type races.
The four-year-old was impressive in finishing third in last week's 1300 metres The Hunter, with Cummings confident Asiago will enjoy the return to the mile when she backs up on Saturday.
"She's undefeated in two starts at Kembla Grange," Cummings said. "I can see that playing a part in the result.
"She's a sneaky good horse, she's underrated very often by the marketplace. She always turns up and delivers.
"Her run on the weight in The Hunter was excellent for a mare looking for further. She doesn't rise in weight and she looks like being capable of getting a better run than she did last weekend with her draw."
Three Godolphin runners will start in The Gong, Cascadian and Best Of Days to also chase the lucrative prize money on offer.
While Cummings has a soft spot for Asiago, it's Cascadian that has attracted plenty of attention from punters in recent days.
The gelding flew home to finish second in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes at Flemington, a race that shapes as an accurate form guide for The Gong.
Third on that day was Rock, with Chris Waller's Olmedo sixth. The three horses will all line up on Saturday.
While Cascadian's prep was targeted towards last month's race in Melbourne, Cummings is confident he can replicate that flying finish this weekend.
"Cascadian's effort to run second in the Cantala was enormous, he finally vindicated the good form we were convinced he was in all prep.
"We would like to think he can maintain that form having thrived since returning to Sydney. He will need to knuckle down with the heavier weight, with 58kg on his back, it's not quite the same as last time."
While some considered The Gong a curiosity when first launched, it has quickly developed into an event to win.
Sydney's top trainers have entered some of their best runners in the $1 million race, last week's The Hunter enjoying similar support.
Cummings views that as an endorsement of the new events and said it's vital provincial racing continues to receive support from the wider industry.
"The city trainers are filling these races up. I think they're voting with their feet.
"Provincial races are important for the development of horses that are taking longer to mature. They're races that provide our staff with satisfaction to see improvement in the lesser horses that are coming through.
"Horses like Osborne Bulls and Colette did their early racing in the provincials, they got to graduate into some of the biggest races in the country."