A total of 120 three-year-olds have been nominated for the 2017 Australian Guineas (1600m) which is set to take place at Flemington on March 4.
Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner Divine Prophet and Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) victor Astern are two of six Group 1 winners to be included among nominations.
The Hawkes-trained Divine Prophet lived up to stable expectations during the spring when he recorded a narrow victory over Lindsay Park runner Seaburge in the Caulfield Guineas.
The son of Choisir finished runner up to Prized Icon in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) as a two-year-old and looks like a genuine 1600m specialist.
Lindsay Park trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig have plenty of options going forward with a massive 18 entries for the Australian Guineas.
Myer Classic (1600) victor I Am A Star, Victoria Derby (2500m) champion Prized Icon and Kiwi pair Hall Of Fame and Heroic Valour make up the remainder of Group 1 winners entered for the $750,000 feature.