Leading Melbourne apprentice Ben Allen has notched his first Group Three win in the Launceston Cup ahead of his ride in the Group One Oakleigh Plate.
Former Sydney trainer John Size has notched his 1000th winner in Hong Kong.
The VRC Sires' Produce Stakes at Flemington is the immediate target for Eshtiraak following a hard-fought victory at Sandown.
Two-year-olds Albumin and Limbo Soul have stamped themselves as autumn carnival players with midweek wins at Rosehill.
Stakes-placed Star Of Night has shown she is near her best two-year-old form with her win at Eagle Farm.