Favourite Bivouac has drawn barrier six in a field of eight for the $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill.
The Godolphin colt will be tested over 1400 metres for the first time with the stable waiting for confirmation Hugh Bowman will be fit to ride on Saturday after breaking a finger.
Exceedance, considered Bivouac’s main rival, has drawn barrier seven in the Group One race.
The field boasts two Group One winners, Prince Fawaz (J J Atkins) and Castelvecchio (Champagne Stakes) who have barriers five and three respectively.
Bivouac is at $3.20 with the TAB with Exceedance at $3.80.