Godolphin could secure two Everest invitations in the space of 24 hours this weekend, should everything go to plan for star James Cummings pair Anamoe and Trekking.
Anamoe is rated an odds-on chance to claim the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday, while Trekking will chase a third career Group 1 on Friday night in the Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.
Whether Anamoe would be targeted at the Everest, or head to Melbourne to chase lucrative three-year-old riches, remains to be seen, although Godolphin managing director Vin Cox has indicated the latter would be more likely.
Australia's highest rated three-year-old is also a warm favourite ahead of next month's Caulfield Guineas (1600m), and is even prominent in the Cox Plate market.
But a dominant performance on Saturday would surely prick the ears of the five remaining Everest slot holders.
"He's got his G1 under his belt already - this is an opportunity for him to continue to increase his profile," Cummings said.
"Anamoe has had a very straightforward fortnight and he absorbed that run in the Run To The Rose beautifully. It sets up well for him to be going to another level second-up in the Golden Rose.
"He's by Street Boss who's doing a great job in this country and he's potentially going to be his heir apparent.
"He looks every bit the type of customer who's going to relish the extra furlong. It's a stronger race than the Sires' and so he needs to be on his game."
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The Cummings colt ran second in Stay Inside's Golden Slipper in March before blowing away his rivals in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).
His return as a three-year-old looked set to be delayed last month when the stable reported an elevated temperature, but Anamoe recovered in time to record an eye-catching win at Kembla Grange in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m).
Stablemate Trekking will put his Everest credentials on the line in a red-hot Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
He'll duel with Snowden galloper Wild Ruler again, after the pair finished third and second respectively behind Nature Strip in the Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick three weeks ago.
But all the interest has been in resuming three-year-old Profiteer, who ran Anamoe to a head over the autumn before a luckless Golden Slipper run preceded a spell in the paddock.
"They [Trekking and Wild Ruler] have got the run under their belt, Trekking has run beautifully at The Valley without winning," Cummings said.
"It will be fascinating to see those three-year-olds tested for the first time in a really good race against the older horses.
"Trekking is a proper weight-for-age horse now, it will be a great contest.
"He's a real beauty this horse and whilst he hasn't won a run for a while now, you get that feeling he's knocking on the door and there is a good performance right around the corner."
Chris Waller's Nature Strip remains favourite for next month's $15m Everest, but the race was turned on its head last weekend when Eduardo upstaged his rival to claim the Shorts (1100m).