Jake Noonan has piloted Black Beau Tie to a sentimental win at Moe to give trainer Geoff Wheeler his first win in four years.
Trained Bjorn Baker will send Redouble and Irithea north looking for Group One glory after the retirement of elite winner Music Magnate.
Accomplished jumps jockey Richard Cully hopes to land another winner as a trainer when he saddles Celtic Blast at Flemington.
Trainer Simon Morrish says he will not be the one deny the owners of Chouxting The Mob and Mental Telepathy their dreams of chasing a Melbourne Cup start.
The Australian Turf Club has begun the search for a runner to represent it in the third edition of The Everest.