Best of Days wins the Carlyon Cup (Image: Racing Photos)

Best Of Days (Image: Racing Photos)

Can 17 bring Cummings luck?

Godolphin trainer James Cummings will be hoping barrier 17 will be lucky as he chases two Group 1s in Melbourne.

Stable stars Flit (Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap) and Best Of Days (TAB Australian Cup) have both drawn the awkward barrier at Flemington.

While 17 won't be an issue down the straight for Flit, it does pose a problem for Best Of Days.

Luke Nolen takes the ride on the gelding, who performed admirably in the Blamey Stakes after winning the Carlyon Cup at Caulfield the start before.

"He deserved his win at Caulfield where he took control of the race and then he ran well again after doing a lot of work at Flemington last week," Cummings said.

"He's a winner over this trip at G3 level and he's been placed at 2000m this time in. There was no reason not to run him in this winnable G1 event."

Cummings was hopeful Flit would thrive down the straight after being well beaten in Sydney last start. Damien Oliver takes the ride.

"She had excuses when resuming behind Savatiano in the Expressway," Cummings said.

"She won the Thousand Guineas as a three-year-old, but her best results have been in shorter races, including her defeat of Alligator Blood in the Silver Eagle.

"She won down the straight at Flemington at this meeting as a two-year-old."

Meanwhile, in Sydney, Anamoe will continue his path to the Golden Slipper by taking on a field of star colts in the Todman Stakes.

The two-year-old stamped himself as a possible star of the future with a big run in the Blue Diamond. Rachel King rides from barrier seven.

"He's come up to Sydney in good shape after his excellent Blue Diamond placing," Cummings said.

"A repeat of that effort will see him be very competitive.

"Saturday's contest will give him a two-week lead-in to the Golden Slipper."