The chances of Our Ivanhowe making it to the BMW start line have strengthened with his troublesome hoof improving.
Trainer Lee Freedman told stewards on Friday the tenderness in the horse’s off fore hoof had diminished since it was detected a day earlier.
Our Ivanhowe will undergo a veterinary inspection before Saturday’s Group One BMW (2400m) for which he is the second favourite behind Preferment.
A dual Group One winner in Germany, Our Ivanhowe inflicted the only defeat on Sea The Moon, the favourite for the 2014 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe before injury ended his career.
Our Ivanhowe has had seven starts in Australia with his best result third in the Caulfield Cup last October.
Most recently, he ran fifth in the Australian Cup won by the Chris Waller-trained Preferment after Hugh Bowman successfully protested against Stephen Baster, rider of the first horse across the line, Awesome Rock.
Preferment was at $3.40 on Friday to win the Rosehill staying feature with Our Ivanhowe at $4.40 and Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan at $6.