Trainer Gerald Ryan is looking to build on a special feat with star colts Trapeze Artist and Menari, setting the pair for the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Derby Day.
Stuart Webb will push along plans to chase Oaks glory with emerging stayer Coral Coast after the filly secured black-type at only her fourth career run in Saturday’s Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill.
Wyong trainer Damien Lane will be looking to break a string of seconds when he saddles up consistent gelding Bend It Like Benny in the Class 1 Handicap over 1000m at Wyong on Sunday.
Talented filly Snapchat Girl will launch her spring campaign aimed at next month’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield when she resumes at Ipswich on Saturday.
The Lindsay Park Team haven’t discarded the chances of the in-form filly Formality even though she has drawn a horror barrier in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Gerald Ryan is open to Menari occupying a slot for The Everest though he concedes the $10 million sprint could be beyond the talented colt.
Alward will have to prove himself clearly superior to his Ranvet Handicap (2000m) rivals at Rosehill on Saturday to keep a Group One dream alive for his New Zealand connections.