The final Group 1 of the calendar year in Australia will be run and won at Perth's Ascot Racecourse this Saturday afternoon, with a full field of 16 runners set to do battle over 1800m in the Northerly Stakes.
The Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki headlines the field as a clear +140 favourite with Bovada in the A$1.5 million race.
Having failed to record a win during the spring on the eastern seaboard, the son of Leroidesanimaux will looking for another Group 1 success in a relatively weak edition of the Northerly Stakes.
Bustler (+1000) was an impressive winner in the Railway Stakes, defeating Alsephina by a length, and will be looking to improve on his fifth-place finish in this race last year.
Five of the last 10 editions of the Northerly have been won by three-year-olds, and the top two from the Group 2 WA Guineas, Zipaway (+1100) and A Lot Of Good Men (+1000), will be out to improve that record.