Favourite Bivouac has drawn the inside gate for the Group One Manikato Stakes
Nz star Te Akau Shark and Sydney three-year-old Castelvecchio have been included in the 14-horse field for the Cox Plate.
The pressure goes on Long Jack (So You Think) at Geelong on Wednesday to keep alive the Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) prospects for Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman
Four internationally trained horses including last year's Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran feature among the field of 11 for the Group Three $400,000 Geelong Cup.
Thought Of That has emerged as one of the main Victoria Derby contenders after his dominant win in the Caulfield Classic but Sydney trainer Mark Newnham remains confident he has the right horse to win the $2 million Classic at Flemington.
He made an immediate impression at his Australian debut with victory in the Group One Caulfield Stakes, and Cape Of Good Hope has ticked another box in his Cox Plate preparation by having a gallop at the Valley.
Golden Slipper winning sire Pierro already has a VRC Oaks winner on his resume in Pinot and may well have another with progressive filly Gamay (f Pierro x Amish, by Canny Lad) charging home to win the Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield
Progressive So You Think colt Thought of That (3c So You Think x Hold Me Closer , by Danehill Dancer) put some heat into the Victoria Derby when blitzing his rivals to make the Group III MRC Ladbrokes Classic (2000m)
Yes Yes Yes emerged as one of the world's hottest stallion prospects with a record breaking win in today's $14 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
Victoria Derby-winning sire Rebel Raider dies
Dual-Derby winner and Wyndholm Park sire Rebel Raider has died suddenly of a heart attack this week, at just 14 years of age.
No Nay Never Colt Tops Successful 2YO Sale
An outstanding colt by exciting international sire No Nay Never proved the star of the show when he sold for $525,000 to top the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale.