Connections of Cross Counter are hoping the stayer can soon resume regular training after suffering a minor setback with a cut to a leg.
A look at the international influence on the Caulfield Cup, the $5 million race that has attracted six overseas-trained horses this year.
Hugh Bowman will have to overcome a wide draw on Tom Melbourne in the Moonga Stakes when he rides the gelding in a race for the first time.
After finishing third in the 2017 Caulfield Cup on Johannes Vermeer, jockey Ben Melham is hoping for an even better result on Homesman in this year's race.
Irish star The Cliffsofmoher is rated the main threat to Australian-trained stayers Kings Will Dream and Youngstar in the Caulfield Cup.
Joe Pride has made a key gear change to Fifteen Rounds ahead of the colt's toughest test in the Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick.
Stablemates Sikorsky and Muswellbrook will be out to press their Victoria Derby claims when they are tested over 2000m in the Caulfield Classic.
Co-trainer Lance O'Sullivan will rely on attrition to get New Zealand stayer Sir Charles Road into the Melbourne Cup if he runs well in the Coongy at Caulfield.
A two-year-old starting its racing journey and a progressive sprinter will spearhead trainer Paul Perry's two-state team at Randwick and 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.
The track conditions at Randwick will determine whether Don't Give A Damn backs up after struggling to handle heavy ground in the $1.3 million Kosciuszko.
Apprentice Ben Allen is set for his third ride in the Caulfield Cup and hopes Night's Watch can go better than his fourth placing last year on Lord Fandango.
After drawing barrier six in the Caulfield Cup, the Darren Weir-trained Kings Will Dream is the new favourite for the $5 million race.