Trained by Kris Lees, Mustajeer arrived in Australia having just won the Ebor Handicap and ran in the 2019 Melbourne Cup which was won by Vow and Declare for trainer Danny O’Brien.
In total Mustajeer forms one of 19 entries for the Saturday feature that also includes the first two to run home in the Summer Cup, Parry Sound and Ciraderas.
Purple Sector put in a strong showing behind Kirwans Lane last week when claiming a place and could be looking at the quick back up for New South Wales trainer John Thompson.
Typically, Chris Waller also shows a strong hand with 8 runners nominated for the race. The Waller Octet is headlined by stakes graded winner Order Again and So You Win.
The Sydney Champion trainer is set to give former Group 1 JJ Atkins fourth place finishing horse Overlord another run in Saturday Company following a maiden win at Gosford late in December.
On the same day as the January Cup there’s a Benchmark 88 race that has drawn an interesting field with Godolphin Galloper Lackleen lining up alongside Kingsheir and Goulburn Cup winner Al Mah Haha.
A total of 173 nominations have been made for the Rosehill meeting on Saturday which features a 10 race card with entries for 6 of those races extended to Tuesday to allow for more entries.
The track was rated a Good 4 on Monday morning with the rail set to be in the true position.