Last year’s two minor placegetters are among four horses to line up for their second attempt at the Caulfield Cup.
David Hayes is thrilled with barrier two for 2014 runner-up Rising Romance and is convinced she’s on target to run well.
Lucia Valentina finished third last year and is back again for another shot at the race on Saturday.
Trainer Kris Lees believes outside of the mare’s unplaced run in the Epsom Handicap at her most recent start, all the indications are she is going as well as a year ago.
Chris Waller has three runners including Royal Descent who finished fifth in the 2013 Caulfield Cup while stablemate Who Shot Thebarman finished 13th on his way to running third in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
A capacity field will run on Saturday with New Zealand four-year-old Mongolian Khan the $4.50 favourite.