Sam Clipperton will finish the season as Sydney's champion junior rider and he will do it without a claim after outriding his allowance at Canterbury.
Newlywed James Cummings was back in town at Canterbury and back in the winner's stall after his recent European wedding.
Ciaron Maher can't fault Bashboy ahead of his shot at a historic third Grand National Steeplechase but admits he faces a task with 74.5kg.
Co-trainer David Feek says the engagement of Noel Callow has hastened the improvement of handy stayer Self Sense ahead of his latest Caulfield test.
David Payne will rely on two bread-and-butter performers at the penultimate race meeting of the season at Randwick.