Fifty Stars (Image: Racing Photos)
The Lindsay Park-trained Fifty Stars is first in line to gain a start in The All-Star Mile after Racing Victoria released the list of provisional emergencies on Tuesday afternoon.
Thirty-six sets of connections of the initial 81 nominees signaled their intent on Monday to remain in contention for the $5 million feature at The Valley on March 13.
The emergencies are chosen in order of prizemoney earned - excluding bonuses - in races from 1200m to 2050m (inclusive) since February 1, 2020.
Reigning Australian Cup winner Fifty Stars heads the chasing pack with earnings of $1,474,500, ahead of the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Away Game, while last-start C.S. Hayes Stakes winner Tagaloa currently occupies the place of third emergency and Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott's Group 1-winning mare Shout The Bar rounds out the top four.
All four horses are expected to run this weekend in an attempt to boost their chances of getting into the field by gaining a wildcard.
Fifty Stars will take his place in the 'win-and-you're-in' Blamey Stakes while Tagaloa will look to add a three-year-old element to the race by contesting the G1 Australian Guineas.
Shout The Bar is also expected to resume in the Furphy Ale Frances Tressady Stakes while Away Game goes to Randwick to tackle the Surround Stakes.
The four highest-ranked provisional emergencies at the final acceptance deadline of 10am (AEDT) on March 9 will be declared the official emergencies. They will not be assigned a barrier but, should they gain a start in the race, will assume the gate of the horse they replace.
The All-Star Mile 2021 provisional emergencies list (as of 23 February):