Redzel will be the banner sprinter in a field of 10 for the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington which also features defending champion Terravista.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Redzel, unbeaten in his past six starts including The Everest and Darley Classic last spring, has barrier nine for Saturday’s 1000m weight-for-age sprint with Kerrin McEvoy to ride.
Dual Group One winner Hey Doc has barrier three while Newmarket Handicap winner Redkirk Warrior will jump from gate seven.
Sydney trainer Joe Pride has Terravista (barrier four) and the gelding’s half-brother Ball Of Muscle (two) lining up while the Lindsay Park stable also has two runners with three-year-old filly Formality (barrier eight) joining Redkirk Warrior.
The Mick Kent-trained Supido is chasing his first Group One win and has the outside barrier in the straight-track sprint while Perth visitor Rock Magic has the rails draw.