A setback kept gun sprinter Vega Magic out of the Sydney autumn, but the harbour city's loss will be Adelaide's gain this Saturday as the former West Aussie returns to Morphettille to defend his Goodwood crown.
The Goodwood is worth a million bucks these days and he'll have plenty of high-quality opposition as the Goodwood meeting draws the curtain on what's been a bumper Adelaide Festival of Racing.
Meanwhile the Brisbane carnival is just warming up, and this week the weight-for-agers get their turn in the Doomben Cup, on a program packed with black type.
At Flemington, the stayers duke it out in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes and the speedsters match motors in the Straight Six.
Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting and the daytime action at bet365 Geelong and Port Macquarie as well as fields, colours and selections for Quirindi, penola and Ipswich.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Wodonga (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Casterton and Nowra cup days, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.
Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.
Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.
Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.
Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.