"It would be a great thrill for us as well as my parents who have been a great help to me in my training career as I have a full-time job out in the mines and they spend many hours looking after the stable while I'm away.
"They have been looking after the horse while holidaying at the Sunshine Coast for the past three weeks and he looked in great order when I arrived down here on Thursday."
Jockey Adam Spinks has been riding him track work at Caloundra and he reported that the horse is in top order, Gordy says.
"Dad, who hasn't enjoyed the best of health for the past few years, is doing well down here and catching up with a few mates that he rode against in his career, including the city tracks," Gordy said.
"He has brought horses down here for other trainers over the years but this is a first with one of his own. Mum, who does all the strapping of the stable runners at home, is really excited about having a runner in the city for the first time.
"We've been lucky to get senior rider Mark Du Plessis to ride at 52kg and although we've drawn barrier 20, we'll come in with the scratching’s of emergencies.
"It's an exciting time for the whole family and whatever the outcome it's been a great thrill so far and the opportunity the Stampede series provides for country trainers is a credit to Racing Queensland.
"The only slight query going into the race for us is the weather and its impact on the track. But, we all have to go through it and as the race is early in the program the track shouldn't be too cut up. The Love Conquers All stock handle soft conditions and his dam Hallside Rose had wet track form."