BENDIGO trainer Shane Fliedner and St Edward's Crown might have history against them in Saturday's Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.
But the pair need only to look to last year's feature for a more encouraging perspective on the $1 million feature race.
The Fliedner-trained filly drew barrier 10 in the field of 11 at Tuesday's draw.
Only once in the previous 11 years has a horse won the race from a double-digit barrier. Encouragingly for Fliedner, that win was achieved in last year's race.