SEVERAL of Australia's top trainers and a strong contingent of locals have nominted for next week's Albury Gold Cup.
As expected, David Hayes has a strong hand, including imports Auld Burns and Why Not.
Hayes has won the Gold Cup twice, including last year when Extra Zero scored an all-the-way victory with champion jockey Nash Rawiller aboard.
The Mick Price-trained Callanish was the biggest surprise nomination.
Callanish was a brave fourth in group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington last week
Mick Price talks to us about Callanish in Saturday's Border Mail. PLUS: Catch all the weights latest news and fields from every Gold Cup day race.
ALBURY GOLD CUP NOMINATIONS
1 - AL AHMAR (Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones)
2 - AULD BURNS (GB) (David Hayes)
3 - CALLANISH (NZ) (Mick Price)
4 - COLISEO (Norm Gardner)
5 - CRIMSON LADY (NZ) (Michael Moroney)
6 - DOMESKY (Michael Kent)
7 - FABRIANO (Peter Donnelly)
8 - FROM LONDON (Richard Freyer)
9 - IZABABE (Tracey Bartley)
10 - MARDEN (IRE) (Chris Waller)
11 - MICALONG (Mick Miladinovic)
12 - MINNIE DOWNS (Brian Cox)
13 - MURDOCH’S JOY (Brian Cox)
14 - NATCH CATCH (Nick Olive)
15 - NIBLICK (Brett Cavanough)
16 - PECK (Peter Snowden)
17 - PRACTICED (Robert Hickmott)
18 - PRICE OF GLORY (Brett Cavanough)
19 - REGULAR AUSSIE (Mick Hartney)
20 - ROCK ROBSTER (David Hayes)
21 - SKYSTREAMER (Jodie Bohr)
22 - STUDIOUS (Sylvia Thompson)
23 - SURZEAL (Trevor Sutherland)
24 - TUNES (Peter Snowden)
25 - UNIVERSAL PACK (Kerry Weir)
26 - WHY NOT (GER) (David Hayes)
27 - ZLATAN (Leigh Childs)