Mccovey Cove is raced by the Harris Family and is yet to miss a place in five starts, with two wins and three seconds.
“He’s a nice horse and is very consistent,” Vandyke said.
“The furthest he’s been beaten is only a half-length.”
“I’ll know more about where we’ll head with him after Wednesday but hopefully, he’ll measure up to being a Saturday horse.”
The Harris family has five horses on the books with Vandyke, who deliberately kept Mccovey Cove away from the racetrack as a younger horse.
“I’m not a big fan of racing them as two-year-olds unless they show they are good enough,” Vandyke said.
The Harris family are part owners of star filly Duais who finished second in the Group 1 Australian Oaks at Randwick before claiming the Group 1 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm on June 4.
Duais is a half sister to Vandyke’s eight-time winner Baccarat Bay who also was raced by the Harris family.