Four three-year-old fillies are set to line up against the older mares in a capacity field for the Group One Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington.
Group One-winning fillies Oohood, Seabrook and Amphitrite and Thousand Guineas runner-up Fundamentalist are all acceptors in the field of 16 plus one emergency for Saturday's 1600m race.
Fillies have won the race for the past two years.
The 2016 winner I Am A Star is back for another crack at the race and has barrier three while the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Mamzelle Tess is the emergency.
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