Seven slots remain up for grabs in the $15 million The Everest after Tofane became the latest sprinter to secure her place in the field.
The Mike Moroney-trained mare has been announced as the representative for Yulong Investments, joining Nature Strip, Gytrash, Classique Legend and Rothfire as confirmed runners.
Tofane resumed with a third in the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington on Saturday and will have one more start before tackling The Everest at Randwick on October 17.
With a number of slots still vacant, Saturday's Group Two The Shorts is shaping as a defining race with several Everest hopefuls set to clash in the Randwick sprint.
Already assured of a start, Classique Legend begins his campaign in the race on a mission to atone for his luckless performance in the Everest 12 months ago.