DARREN Weir is poised to have his first starter in an Albury Gold Cup.
The leading Victorian trainer has Italian import Goldstream among the early nominations for the $180,000 feature on Friday.
A previous winner of the Italian Derby, Goldstream broke through for his first victory on Australian soil at Flemington late last month.
Goldstream began racing in Australia for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees before being switched to the Weir camp.
In a strong pointer to starting at Albury, Weir had the five-year-old nominated for the Yarra Valley Cup on Sunday, but didn't accept.
Weir broke through for his first Sydney win on Saturday in the Group 3 Manion Cup when Big Duke won the race on protest from last-start Wangaratta Cup winner, Our Century.
Goldstream is entered in the Sydney Cup on April 8.
Last year's Albury Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman has last start Canberra Cup runner-up Cool Chap also nominated.
Classic Uniform, who ran fourth in the Canberra Cup, has also been nominated by Gary Moore.
The four-year-old won the listed Parramatta Cup at Rosehill at his previous outing.
Wangaratta trainer Daniel McCarthy has confirmed Corowa Cup hard-luck story Ashdam won't start in the cup as originally planned.
Ashdam was first across the line in the Corowa Cup, but disqualified when apprentice Chelsea MacFarlane weighed in 600 grams light.
But McCarthy will run exciting Kabrocco in the Albury Guineas.
Cup day nominations close on Monday.