Superstar colt All Too Hard is an odds-on favourite to continue his early autumn success when he contests the Group 1 2013 Futurity Stakes (1400m).
The big three-year-old is at $1.65 to back up his CF Orr Stakes win and add a third Group 1 win to his impressive resume.
Apart from form, All Too Hard also has conditions on his side as at weight-for-age level he will carry 55.5kg, 3.5kg less than his major rivals.
Occupying the second line of betting is New Zealand gelding King Mufhasa ($4.60) who returns to defend the race he won last year.
But the veteran will have to be at the top of his game and show a quick form turnaround after running fifth to All Too Hard in the CF Orr Stakes.
The only other runner to fall under double figure is Lloyd Williams-owned import Green Moon ($9.50) who hasn’t been seen since he won the Melbourne Cup in November.
There is no denying the entire’s talent but he has his work cut out if he is to upset All Too Hard first-up as he has never won over less than 1600m.
Another stayer resuming is Peter Moody’s mare Lights Of Heaven ($16) who finished third in the Caulfield Cup during the spring.
The five-year-old had an outstanding winter campaign where she was second in the Group 1 Doomben Cup and won both the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup and Brisbane Cup.
Glass Harmonium ($19) has recovered from minor surgery during a break and will begin his Australian Cup campaign on Saturday.
The seven-year-old entire was last seen running second in the Mackinnon Stakes. The key to his performance on Saturday will be how he jumps from the barriers as he can often be tardy out of the gates.
Others in the Futurity Stakes market include Mornington mare Koonoomoo ($21), lightly-raced gelding Shanghai Warrior ($26), Green Moon’s stablemate Mourayan ($51) and veteran stayers Niwot ($101) and Maluckyday ($101).