Godolphin cast-off Morton's Fork has unveiled another string to his bow, winning the Christmas Cup at his first genuine distance test.
Chris Waller has enjoyed incredible success with imported stayers and he says the secret to keeping them happy is a simple one.
Tough Toowoomba stayer Fighting Teo has cemented a trip to Sydney for a tilt at the Christmas Cup with a solid third at Doomben.
Intelligence Cross, Native Soldier and Platinum Angel will line up for Darren Weir who is after successive wins in the Listed Christmas Stakes at Caulfield.
Trainer Kerry Parker has prepared his share of talented stayers and hopes he has found another one in emerging mare Heartlet.
Up-and-coming stayer Tamarack will be on trial for a shot at black-type level when he chases back-to-back Rosehill wins.
Durable stayer Vassal rediscovered his confidence in Queensland and a favourable weight also played a part in his Christmas Cup victory at Randwick.