Stars entered for autumn features
The past two Melbourne Cup winners Shocking and Viewed could be headed for another showdown in the Australian Cup.
The two were among 46 nominations for the 2000m weight-for-age feature at Flemington on March 6 along with Viewed’s Bart Cummings-trained stablemate, 2008 winner Sirmione.
The 63 entries for the Newmarket Handicap were headed by 2007-08 Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler who is on his way back from injury.
The seven-time Group One winner will be challenged by the likes of All Silent and American horse Cannonball.
The Australian Guineas, the third Group One on the program, will be another clash between Cox Plate winner So You Think and runner-up Manhattan Rain.
They will be joined by Caulfield Guineas winner Starspangledbanner, Golden Rose winner Denman and emerging star We’re Gonna Rock.