Some of Victoria's leading trainers are urging the Melbourne Racing Club to provide more water for the Caulfield surface for Saturday's meeting.
With the track's trait of becoming too hard during a race day, trainers believe the surface should be heavily watered to counter any problems.
"Of course they've got to heavily water it. We don't need a hard track for a day like this. We don't need a hard track at any time of the year," said leading trainer Darren Weir.
"They should remember that these horses are facing one of their biggest days of the autumn and they shouldn't have to face a hard track."
Weir said he would monitor the track. But one horse he won't have to concern himself with will be his multiple group 1 winner Black Heart Bart, who was scratched on Friday from the C.F. Orr Stakes.
Weir said his two contenders left in the group 1 event, race favourite Tosen Stardom and Brave Smash, were ideally placed over 1400-metre at weight-for-age.
Trainer Tony McEvoy, who is poised for his most successful season since establishing his own training business, supported Weir.
"It's such an important day. But regardless of that we just don't need these horses running on hard ground," McEvoy said.
"If they [the club] show any respect for the two-year-olds that will be racing on Saturday, they will give them a track with give in it.
"For all of them it is the last chance to make the Blue Diamond field and you can't come away from the race with young horses jarred up.
"It is two weeks until the Blue Diamond and that's not enough time to get a two-year-old back on track," McEvoy said.
McEvoy is hoping to have four runners in Saturday week's $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield, including race favourite Kinky Boom.
On Saturday, McEvoy will saddle up Oohood in the two-year-old fillies prelude, in which the youngster is the $3.40 favourite, as well as stablemate Al Naifa, who is an $8 chance following her easy victory at Sale recently. But the youngster needs to be successful or run top three to make the race.
In the colts division, Run Naan will be another from the stable having its last start before the Blue Diamond.
Run Naan has performed well in three racetrack appearances, including wins at Bendigo and Flemington.
In other news, high-class New Zealand galloper Gingernuts has returned to New Zealand after surgery following a freak accident at Flemington on the final day of the spring carnival.
The horse arrived safely at Te Akau Stud in New Zealand after spending three months convalescing after the incident that almost claimed his life.
The triple group 1 winner broke his pastern on the way to the barriers for the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on November 11.
He had surgery at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic at Werribee before being transferred to the King's Park Equine Clinic for rehabilitation.
Gingernuts had a serious setback in early December with an infection at the site of one of four screws in his leg. After treatment, he continued to recover without further problems.
Gingernuts, last year's New Zealand Derby winner, also won the Rosehill Guineas in Sydney in the autumn and added the Windsor Park Plate to his group 1 record in September.