Field of six for WFA G2 Australia StakesWednesday 24 January 201
Premier Victorian trainer Darren Weir will have three of the six runners in the Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley headed by Japanese import Brave Smash.
Friday night's weight-for-age 1200m sprint is the feature event on the program with Brave Smash set for his first race since his third behind Redzel and Vega Magic in the $10 million Everest at Randwick in October.
Brave Smash, to be ridden by Craig Williams, is familiar with Moonee Valley having won a Listed sprint there in his first Australian campaign last spring.
Weir also has last-start winners Ken's Dream and Stellar Collision in the race.
Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes runner-up Mr Sneaky will be first-up in the Australia Stakes, while the field also includes Thronum from the Lindsay Park stable and the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained mare Flippant.
The Weir-trained Burning Front headlines a field nine for the $120,000 VOBIS Gold Star (1500m), a race the gelding has won the past two years.