Godolphin’s dominance of two-year-old racing last season has been reflected in the first order of entry for the $1 million Golden Rose.
Four of the top five in the ballot carry Godolphin’s famous royal blue colours, headed by Kiamichi, Microphone and Exhilarates for trainer James Cummings and Lyre for Anthony Freedman.
Kiamichi won this year’s Golden Slipper but she is unlikely to be given her chance to complete the double.
Likewise, her ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes-winning stablemate Microphone is expected to be left for other spring targets.
Bivouac, the $6 favourite in early Golden Rose betting, can cement his standing as Godolphin’s best chance in the race when he contests the Group Three San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
The Golden Rose will be run over 1400m at Rosehill on September 28.