Nominal favourite Ilovethiscity has drawn the middle of the field as he searches for a breakthrough Group One win in the Randwick Guineas.
The Grahame Begg-trained three-year-old will start from barrier five after 11 acceptors were declared for the $500,000 race over 1600m at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Ilovethiscity confirmed his Guineas credentials with a second-up win in the Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill last month.
Victorian galloper Absolutelyawesome has drawn the rails with Glen Boss taking the ride.
Group One winner Skilled fared the better of trainer Peter Snowden’s two runners when he drew barrier three with stablemate Retrieve to start from gate eight.
Pressday, who will be reunited with evergreen jockey Jim Cassidy, will start from the outside gate.
A Group One winner in his freshman season, Pressday will be looking to add the Randwick Guineas to his Group Two Sandown Guineas triumph during the Melbourne spring carnival.