“Dad’s done a lot of work with the horse obviously and we work closely together. I own him with mum, so it’s a family affair,” Brittany said.
“It’s massive. I’ve only driven in a handful of Group 1s and never ever in my wildest dreams expected to drive in an Inter Dominion series, let alone an Inter Dominion Final. It’s quite incredible.
“I’m just going in Saturday night, no pressure, just going to enjoy the occasion, take it all in because more than likely this is going to be my only chance to ever drive in an Inter Dominion Grand Final.”
Being just 23 years of age, Stephanie is one of the youngest trainers ever to compete in an ID decider, with the sisters the first to train and drive a runner in the race as a combination.
Parents Linda and Darrel will be at Melton on Saturday evening for the special occasion.
If Majestic Harry was to cause an upset in the big Group 1, he would be the first from the Sunshine State to become an Inter Dominion champion since the legend Blacks A Fake.
After just scraping into the Trotting Final, the TAB has the Queensland hopeful listed as a $101 shot to cause an upset on Saturday night.
Majestic Harry – who won a golden ticket into the series by claiming the Group 2 Trotters Sprint at Albion Park earlier this year – has handled the extra workload of the three heats in a short period of time well.
“He has been really good, after every race we have put him out in the paddock the next day and he has been able to have a run around,” Stephanie said.
“We have noticed that he has pulled up really well.
“We did not think he would struggle with all the racing as over the winter carnival he raced 10 weeks in a row or something along those lines.
“We knew he would be fine with all the racing – we were not sure how he would go with how close the runs were to each other – but he has handled it well.
“He is going into Saturday happy and we could not be any happier with the way he is.”
Speaking from the teams Sunbury base for the series, Stephanie is hopeful of a repeat of the first heat of the series at Ballarat in Saturday’s Final.
On that occasion, the gelding and Brittany were able to sit behind the leaders for much of the trip before slipping up the inside to run into third.
“We will be ducking straight to the pegs and trying to find the shortest way home,” she said.
“If they go hard up front and a gap opens, I am sure Harry will be finishing off well.
“That is what we are hoping for – a gap opens up along the pegs and he can duck up – as you never know what will happen in a race like the Inter Dominions.
“Being a long shot, it just takes the attention of us and people will not be worrying about where we are, it would be nice if he could sneak up and run a place.
“We said at the start that getting into the Final would be the Grand Final for us, so to make it there, we are all very stoked.”
By Jordan Gerrans