Following Tuesday’s second declarations, Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter has updated the Order of Entry for the $2.5m handicap on Saturday, 15 October.
Saturday's Caulfield winners Lion Tamer and December Draw join Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Rekindled Interest as the horses guaranteed a start via wins in races that carried a ballot exemption, while 58kg top weight Americain heads the remainder.
Several high-profile entrants have some work to do to claim a place in the field that is restricted to 18 plus four emergencies.
Crowd favourite Alcopop, talented grey Linton and the Bart Cummings-trained Precedence are among the group of five horses that share the position 21st in order of entry.
Linton's Robert Hickmott-trained stablemate At First Sight is equal 28th, while last Saturday's Group 2 Hill Stakes first and third placegetters Trusting and Tullamore are among those equal 33rd in order.
Champion jumper Black And Bent and last week's Group 3 Newcastle Cup winner Green Moon share spots in equal 47th place, while Bauer and Blackie are among the 20 horses who have not yet passed the first elimination clause.
Carpenter also released an updated Emirates Melbourne Cup Order of Entry on Tuesday with ballot exempt Irish St Leger winner Jukebox Jury heading the list.
Dunaden (25th), Red Cadeaux (31), Fox Hunt (32), Lost In The Moment (38), Sense Of Purpose (39), Modun (41) and Moyenne Corniche (54) are among the internationals not yet guaranteed a place in the field of 24.
Fellow raiders Galileo's Choice and Bauer are among the 80 horses, which includes locals December Draw, King's Rose, Trusting, Lights Of Heaven and Black And Bent, yet to pass the first elimination clause.