Mystic Journey is one of the stars of a brilliant new advertisement for the Cox Plate that taps into the Game Of Thrones phenomenon.
The GOT theme music plays in the background as an eerie voice announces: After a four-year rule over the Valley of Dreams, the Queen has abdicated her throne; while her legacy lives on, a new successor will soon be crowned.
After stating the case for Benbatl, Humidor, Arcadia Queen and Avilius, the promo builds to a climax with the ultimate question --
"Or, in a race where legends are made, can a Tasmanian mare take us on a Mystic Journey to greatness?"
It's clever marketing from a club noted for catchy advertising and, importantly, will have particular appeal to the younger audience.
And, it emphasises that Mystic Journey is currently right at the top of racing's hierarchy.
The 90-second video can be seen on the racenet.com.au web site.
Mystic Journey remains a clear favourite for the Cox Plate with Sportsbet, which is offering only $4.60, while tab.com.au has her on the second line of its market at $6.
Eastender has to end a long drought if he's to win the $400,000 Andrew Ramsden at Flemington Saturday.
The last Tasmanian winner was Andrias in 1981.
Originally known as the Duke Of Norfolk Stakes and run over 3200m, the race had its name changed to the Andrew Ramsden in 2005.
There are some punters who think Eastender is up to the task.
Early support has seen the Tasmanian star firm from $16 to $15 with tab.com.au and from $16 to $14 with Sportsbet.
However the bulk of the money has been for Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby who has shortened from $3.30 to $2.50.
Steel Prince, chasing his fifth win in a row, is the only other runner under double-figure odds at $3.80.
Eastender, to be ridden by Craig Newitt, has drawn barrier 9.
CHASING A DIVI
Scott Brunton will unveil another member of his Victorian-based team at Pakenham on Thursday night.
Smart three-year-old filly Divi, a winner of three of her five starts in Tasmania, will tackle a Benchmark 64 over 1000m.
Brunton is sticking with a successful combination, booking Tasmania's leading apprentice Teagan Voorham who has ridden Divi to all her wins.
The meeting is on the synthetic track which shouldn't bother Divi who has had a win and two placings from her three starts at Spreyton.
This is the last week of night racing in Victoria for this season.