Chris Waller has 11 of the 23 entries for the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes including Kinane, Brimham Rocks and Finche.
Finche was fifth first up in the corresponding race last year and went on to finish seventh as favourite in the Melbourne Cup.
Waller says the horse will follow a similar route this time around and can again be competitive on Saturday with Kathy O’Hara aboard.
“He has been in work for a long time so he is naturally pretty fit,” Waller said.
“I think he will run a cheeky race over a mile but he will be harder to beat second up over 2000 metres.”
Waller’s exciting filly Hungry Heart heads the 16 entries for the Furious Stakes (1200m), while there are 19 gallopers in the mix for the Tramway Stakes (1400m), including Australian Oaks winner Colette, who is also among the Chelmsford nominations.