Group Two placegetter Detective has had to fight hard to beat Godolphin colt Drachenfels and break his maiden at Wyong.
Golden Rose hopes Oink and O'Reilly Cyrus have turned in good lead-up performances at Doomben but the latter is still not assured a start.
Group One winner Abbey Marie, Supido and Charlevoix will form the backbone of a light muster of spring hopefuls for Mick Kent.
Trainer Gerald Ryan is excited about the prospects of Kinglike who he says is a much more mature horse heading to the spring.
Miss Rose De Lago returns to Moonee Valley for the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes with trainer Danny O'Brien confident of another bold showing.