Kerrin McEvoy has finished second in the Victoria Derby four times and a horse trained by his uncle will carry the jockey's hopes of a first win.
A daughter of 2008 upset Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider runs in the Group Two Wakeful Stakes at Flemington.
Facts and figures on the Cantala Stakes.
Jockey Mark Zahra has ridden Palentino to two Group One wins in 2016 at Flemington and is hoping he can add another in the Cantala Stakes.
Hopfgarten is yet to trouble the scorer in six runs in Melbourne but a favourable draw gives him the chance in the Cantala Stakes at Flemington.