Mystic Journey has drawn barrier 10 in her attempt at an eighth-consecutive victory against a star-studded line-up in Saturday’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.
There were a total of 15 final acceptors for the $750,000 race, where the Tasmanian mare faces off against seven other Group 1 winners of the calibre of Hartnell, Humidor, Gailo Chop and last-start Memsie Stakes winner Scales Of Justice.
Also returning for his first run since being unplaced as the Melbourne Cup favourite last spring is Yucatan, while four-year-old Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie also has his first run for the spring.
Mystic Journey is expected to arrive in Melbourne by boat on Thursday morning as The All-Star Mile winner continues her campaign aimed at next month’s Cox Plate.
The nine-race card at Flemington also sees the Australian debut of dual Group 1-winning Kiwi three-year-old Yourdeel, who tackles the Danehill Stakes.