Golden Rose runner-up Albrecht looks likely to have a little more opposition than first appeared in Saturday’s Stan Fox Stakes.
The Group Two 1400m race for three-year-olds at Rosehill attracted just five entries on Monday but that number was threefold when extended nominations closed a day later.
Albrecht’s stablemate Perdicaris, who shared victory with Hoybell in a race at Randwick on Sunday, was among the extras along with Victorians Subiaso, Let Go Lenni and Mama’s Choice.
Albrecht’s trainer Peter Snowden has separated him from his stablemate Epaulette who runs in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude on Sunday.
Both were left in the Group One Caulfield Guineas when second acceptances were taken on Tuesday along with Perdicaris and Tatra.
“Albrecht’s work was very sharp this morning,” Snowden said.
“You can make a case he should have won the Golden Rose so I’m looking forward to the race on Saturday.”
Anthony Cummings added Fiveandahalfstar to the Stan Fox on Tuesday and also entered Strike The Stars in Sunday’s Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
Australian Turf Club racing manager Col Tuck said the club was pleased with the extra entries at Rosehill.
“There are a lot of options for three-year-olds at this time of year,” he said.
“We’re pleased with the additional entries and with the quality.”
Trainer Guy Walter added Delzera to the Group Three Golden Pendant in which stablemates Skyerush and Forarainyday were original nominations.
Rain is forecast in the Sydney for the second half of the week which would help the mare whose five wins have all been on rain-affected ground.
What won’t help is the presence of champion mare More Joyous who gets into the race with 59kg under the set weights and penalties conditions, giving just 1.5kg to Group Two winners Red Tracer, Skyerush and Colorado Claire.