American jockey Julie Crone rode in 1990 and finished 10th behind our own Better Loosen Up. However it will be the first time that a married couple have ridden in the race. Husband "Aussie Tom" Marquand will be on Stuckey and wife Hollie Doyle on last year's winner Vela Azul.
Iresine did a bit more works this morning and trainer Gauvin said they may do a bit more of the faster work tomorrow.
The weather here is beautiful with a top of 23 today however the cold stuff is coming!