Eleven horses have accepted for the $1.5 million BMW with last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente and five-time Group One winner It’s A Dundeel out to restore their reputations as superior weight-for-age stayers.
A much-touted Ranvet Stakes match-race between Fiorente and It’s A Dundeel didn’t eventuate as New Zealand mare Silent Achiever upstaged the two stars.
But they will be at the top of the betting market again to deliver in the BMW at Rosehill on Saturday with Fiorente drawing the rails and It’s A Dundeel to start from barrier eight.
Silent Achiever will jump from gate four while the 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon has barrier seven.
In the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes for three-year-old fillies, Guy Walter’s in-form Zanbagh has drawn off the track in barrier 19 while New Zealand filly Rising Romance has gate nine.