Trainer John O'Shea will have no alternative but to start Earthquake at Randwick if he wants to keep the star filly to a suitable spring timetable.
Trainer Chris Waller will send Brazen Beau to Melbourne, ruling the promising colt out of the Group One Golden Rose at Rosehill.
Melbourne Cup entries have closed with the 148 nominations including a horse owned by the Queen, two Japanese stayers and a crowd favourite.
Kyly Clarke, Jodi and Braith Anasta, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Rachael Finch are some of the ATC's celeb ambassadors for Sydney's spring racing carnival.
Trainer Mick Price was pleased with what he saw from Lankan Rupee in a Moonee Valley gallop and believes he is spot-on for a first-up run.