John O'Shea believes Astern in the best horse he has trained and the colt gets another chance to show why in a star-studded Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.
The new Peter and Will Hulbert training partnership has a strong chance to claim a first metropolitan double at Eagle Farm.
Forner leading Queensland apprentice Lani Fancourt makes her return to city riding at Eagle Farm after 10 months off with injury
Trainer David Payne says two-year-old colt Ace High is a Group One prospect ahead of his debut in Saturday's Pierro Plate at Rosehill.
Craig Newitt has no doubts Captain Duffy will stay the Victoria Derby distance and is confident of a top-four finish on the three-year-old.