James McDonald has taken full use of his inside barrier draw guiding consistent sprinter Brave Song to victory at Caulfield.
The Shane Nichols-trained I Am A Star has claimed another feature race win for mares, dominating the Group Three Ladies' Day Vase at Caulfield from the front.
Jay Ford won the St Leger aboard Victorian stayer Big Blue but he will be in a rival corner when he partners Destiny's Kiss at Randwick.
Trainer Grahame Begg's Coolmore Stud Stakes aspirations remain intact after Written By led throughout to claim the Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield.
South Australian-based Japanese apprentice Ryusei Sakai is excited about the chance to ride Sole Impact in the Caulfield Cup despite having the outside barrier.