The Hawkes-trained gelding leads nominations for the 2020 Feehan Stakes (1600m), a Group 2 contest that also has a ballot exemption for the Cox Plate for the winner.
Among the other big names in the nominations are Surprise Baby, Humidor, Harbour Views, Dalasan, Kings Will Dream, and Regal Power.
Dalasan will be keen to make up for last weekends shock loss in the Leon MacDonald Stakes, where he lined up as a $1.40 favourite.
2020 Melbourne Cup hopeful Surprise Baby opened as a $4.50 favourite for the Feehan Stakes in the All-In market, but Harbour Views has been heavily supported, firming into favouritism at $3.50.
Master Of Wine ($7), Coming Around ($8), Kings Will Dream ($8), and Mahamedeis ($9) are the other runners under single figures, with Dalasan the next best at $11.
Find the full list of nominations below.
|2||Coming Around||Brent Stanley||90|
|3||Dalasan||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||103|
|5||Harbour Views||Matthew Williams||94|
|7||Junipal||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||87|
|8||Kings Will Dream||Chris Waller||109|
|10||Master Of Wine||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||108|
|11||Regal Power||Grant & Alana Williams||112|
|12||Shot Of Irish||Richard Laming||94|
|14||So Si Bon||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||106|
|15||Streets Of Avalon||Shane Nichols||108|
|16||Surprise Baby||Paul Preusker||108|
|17||Vanna Girl||Toby & Trent Edmonds||95|
In other news, Nature Strip has opened as the $1.40 favourite in the 2020 Concorde Stakes, attracting just six nominations, as rivals seem wary to take on the star sprinter.