Binalong Road has staked his claim for the $300,000 Country Championship final with a decisive win in the first heat at Bathurst.
Trainer John O'Shea will send three of his Golden Slipper hopes to Randwick on Saturday for their final leads-up runs.
If Lucky Liberty gets into the Australian Guineas field, his jockey Michelle Payne believes he can make his presence felt.
Three-year-old Rubick will be out to add another Group Two weight-for-age win to his record in the Challenge Stakes at Randwick.
Chris Waller is hoping Catkins has the fitness edge to snare an early autumn Group One win in the Canterbury Classic.