Messene is an easing favourite in Doncaster Mile betting after drawing barrier 18 for the $3 million race.
Trained by the Hawkes family partnership which was successful in Saturday’s Golden Slipper with Mossfun, Messene has drifted from $3.50 to $3.80 after Tuesday’s draw.
He will come in to 16 if neither of the two emergencies gain a start.
The second elect is Weary who raced his way into Saturday’s feature by winning the Doncaster Prelude and drew gate 13.
He is now at $7 and is the most favoured of six runners from the Chris Waller stable with Hawkspur, who has barrier eight, at $11.
My Kingdom Of Fife (barrier 7), Boban (19) Royal Descent (20) and Sacred Falls (14) complete Waller’s runners.
“It’s clear to see some have drawn well and some haven’t,” Waller said.
“What will be will be.”
The Guy Walter-trained Streama, runner-up to Boban in the Epsom Handicap over the same course as the Doncaster, drifted from $17 to $23 after drawing the second widest barrier.
“It makes it very hard for her to win,” Walter said.
“But it was great for Toydini.”
Walter’s second runner, Epsom third placegetter Toydini, has barrier three.
Australian Derby favourite Criterion, winner of the Rosehill Guineas, has drawn the inside in Saturday’s $2 million Classic over 2400m.
He remains steady at $3.50 ahead of New Zealand Derby winner Puccini at $6.