"Racing's back and I think everyone needs to be aware of it."
'The NZB Kiwi' will be the richest three-year-old race in the southern hemisphere.
Our trans-Tasman cousins had captured the trophy just once in the last 36 years.
The five-year-old gelding can become just the third Australian horse to win the coveted prize.
Four-year-old colt Beach Ball will race for glory on Tuesday.
Mark Zahra rode Gold Trip to victory 12 months ago.
"Vauban the favourite and then a bit of a dabble going on for Ashrun as well at $31."
Mark Zahra won the race last year aboard Gold Trip and is now a back-to-back winner.
Yes, it's that time again... time to see and be seen at Flemington.