MIRACLE Mile hero My Field Marshal faces another tough assignment at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.
Engaged in the Bulli Cup, the Tim Butt-trained stallion will begin from the outside of the front row over 1609 metres.
Despite the early obstacle, Butt remains positive about My Field Marshal’s prospects in the $50,000 feature.
“The draw has made it tough,” Butt said. “It’s a preferential draw, which probably shouldn’t be the case in a Group Two.
“He’s had three starts since the Miracle Mile, with each a preferential draw having him come out of barrier 10.
“I can understand it in the weekly free-for-all, but not in a $50,000 race. It is what it is though and he has to overcome it.
“I was happy with his last run when he came from a similar draw to finish second and expect him to be sharper this time.”
With no immediate plans in mind for the son of Art Major, Butt will continue to find local targets for My Field Marshal as he works towards the Len Smith Mile on July 1.
“For now I will just keep him ticking over before the Len Smith in a couple of months,” Butt said. “All going well, he will then head to Queensland for the Winter Carnival.”