The Cleaner heads 19 entries for the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) while Disposition stands out among 30 nominations in the day’s other feature, the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m).
Should The Cleaner take his place on Saturday then it would be only his second start at Caulfield and his first for trainer Mick Burles after the son of Savoire Vivre finished unplaced in the 2013 Heatherlie Handicap (1700m) during a brief stint with Robert Smerdon.
The popular seven-year-old was last seen finishing a gallant fourth in the $1 million Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington.
Other key nominations in the race include defending champion Our Voodoo Prince, Zipping Classic victor Sertorius, South Australian Derby winners Escado and Zabeelionaire and theDarren Weir-trained trio of Backbone, Count Encosta and Tall Ship.
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Disposition will be out to get his autumn campaign back on track in the Victoria Handicap.
Trainer Wez Hunter is hoping the gelding can run well enough to warrant a trip to Sydney for next month’s All Aged Stakes (1400m).
One of the favourites for the Australian Guineas (1600m) on the strength of his narrow runner-up finish behind subsequent Australian Guineas winner Wandjina in the C.S. Hayes Stakes(1400m), the son of Reset had to be withdrawn on the Wednesday morning before the race after he suffered a minor injury.
Included among his possible Victoria Handicap opposition are last year’s winner Sistine Demon, dominant Hareeba Stakes (1200m) victor Under The Louvre, 2012 Melbourne Cup (3200m) champion Green Moon and his stable mates Gallante and The United States, back-to-back Stakes winner Amorino, Newmarket Handicap fourth placegetter Lord Of The Sky and the intriguing imports Swacadelic for trainer Aaron Purcell and Calvin Williams for Weir.
One of the favourites for the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) when under the care of previous trainer Tony Vasil, the horse hasn’t raced since he finished sixth in the 2014 Australian Guineas.