The Group 1 Australian Cup may be the feature at Flemington on Saturday, but it is the undercard that has set tongues wagging.
Two head-to-head bouts in particular headline the day.
In race five, the $500,000 Roy Riggins, emerging stayers Goldman and So Unusual will face off over 2600m.
Both horses have been extremely impressive since arriving on Australian shores.
The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained So Unusual has won his last four races and has shown immense tenacity and stamina in fast run races.
He lowered the colours of subsequent Group 3 Manion Cup winner Timour at Flemington last start and has been $5 to $4.40 with TAB for the race.
However, the tag of favouritism currently rests in the hands of Goldman following two brilliant wins in Sydney.
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained four-year-old exploded at Kembla Grange to win on Australian debut by five-lengths and backed it up at Warwick Farm last week, defeating Oceanic Flash by five-lengths.
The four-year-old son of Verdi is the $2.70 favourite with TAB, backed in from $3 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, just 40 minutes later, punters will be treated with the second head-to-head bout on the day as emerging sprinters Benedetta and What You Need clash down the Flemington straight.
Both horses were brilliant winning down the straight last start and look destined for bigger races.
Despite the full-field of 18 horses, What You Need ($2.70) and Benedetta ($2.90) currently possess a stranglehold on the race.