Hong Kong star Dan Excel has picked up a virus, ruling him out of Sunday’s G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield and placing him under pressure to make the WS Cox Plate.
Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping Rebel Dane can get his spring back on track, starting with the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Taghrooda will continue her preparation for next month's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Wednesday morning.
Jeremy Noseda would like to see Grandeur return to winning ways in the RH Hall Foundation Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday before making any more plans.
The owners of Black Caviar have chosen Golden Slipper Stakes winner Sebring as the sire to cover the champion mare this spring.
The noted two-year-old stables of Gai Waterhouse and the Hawkes family flexed their early juvenile muscle in official trials at Randwick on Monday.
Retired champion trainer and winner of five Melbourne Cups Lee Freedman talks to Gary Crispe about the chances of Lucas Cranach next Tuesday.