Owner, trainer, and driver Hayden Barnes will be hoping that he can go one better than the 2019 Final.
In last year’s series, Gee Up Neddy was a narrow 2nd in the Final after looming up strongly, only to be grabbed in the closing strides along the passing lane behind Wee Man Trouble.
Versatility could be the key to victory in 2020, with Gee Up Neddy possessing that attribute.
Clean manners from the tapes along with the ability to work or be saved for a closing sprint will hold the nine-year-old in good stead.
Back in August, Barnes listed his season highlight as bringing up his 400th career victory aboard Gee Up Neddy.
That statement may be up for debate later this Saturday night if Barnes can become the first to sweep the DJA Series.
If by some bad luck Gee Up Neddy is runner-up again, there is probably only one horse that Hayden hopes can beat him home - Needabacardi.
To be driven by his brother Brendan, the chestnut has been runner-up in both rounds of heats.
Trained by Jack Butler, listed as a part owner - Hayden Barnes, it would certainly be a season highlight.
American politician Frank A. Clark once quipped “It’s hard to detect good luck — it looks so much like something you’ve earned.”
That is a statement that certainly would resonate with owner Mick Andreadis.
Owning horses in several states spread across various trainers, Andreadis has certainly had his resilience tested, and here in Queensland, the trotter I Asked Nicely is one such test.
Starting just nine times since arriving in Brisbane with trainer Travis Mackay back in March, the eight-year-old has won two races.
Yet such are his problems, he has trialled on 15 occasions in that same period under enforced embargos to correct his manners.
Another horse owned by Andreadis is Major Mucha, a horse that has been plagued by bad luck in landing a good barrier in recent months.
Joining the Mackay stable back in July, the four-year-old Art Major gelding has started on 20 occasions.
Heading into his latest assignment, Major Mucha had started from gate 4 or wider in 17 successive starts.
From gate one on Saturday, he made his own luck when leading throughout to claim victory with Dannielle Veivers taking the reins.
Luck may be turning for Andreadis, with another of his pacers scoring at Mildura on Thursday.
Laser Major - now a 10-year-old - was successful in the opening race, ending a win drought that had extended back to 2016 and over 50 race starts.
With that sort of drought, it is fair to say that any luck has certainly been earnt.
There were three age track records at Marburg on Sunday, with the warm weather and settling track proving ideal for fast times.
The first of those records came in the opening event of the day when the Peter Greig-trained Straytothepoolroom was successful.
Marburg does not tend to have a great deal of two-year-old events on their programmes, however on Sunday a mixed age event was the catalyst of the new record.
Driven by Angus Garrard, the Cammibest gelding was put on the front-end early and once in control, held on to take the victory and surpass a record that has stood since 2008.
Maywyn Gold, trained and driven by Shane Sanderson, has held the record for 12 years, with the win of Straytothepoolroom taking 0.9 seconds off the old mark.