In total from the 77 nominated there are 20 previous winners at Group 1 level and another 22 who have amassed more than a million dollars in prize money.
Mugatoo won the 2021 All Star Mile with an emphatic run at The Valley but isn’t listed to defend his crown this year due to continued health issues and a long term injury stopping him competing at all this season.
Verry Elleegant headlines for the Chris Waller stable and leads a 15 strong contingent for the training powerhouse.
Waller also has the likes of Group 1 winner Kolding down as an entry for the $5 feature as well as possibly one of the most exciting fillies in Espiona down on the list of nominations.
Victoria Derby winner Hitotsu and 2020 Cox Plate runner up Armory are among the 5 runners listed for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable. US import Lighthouse is also slated as a nomination for the pair and already has a strong cult following in Australia.
Annabel Neasham is another trainer to turn in a strong hand for the race with boom horse and winner of the Group 1 Underwood and Mackinnon Stakes Zaaki nominated alongside stablemate Top Ranked.
Around the rest of the country South Australia have nominations in the way of Behemoth and Beau Rossa whilst three time Group 1 winner Elephant and Probabeel are mounting a five strong challenge from New Zealand.
The top 10 All-Star Mile vote-getters will be announced on February 19.
Racing Victoria will announce five wildcards, which could include the winners of the Futurity and Blamey Stakes, on or before March 8.