A stablemate to Atlantic Jewel can win the Cox Plate or Caulfield Cup, Gai Waterhouse is on course to cradle her first Melbourne Cup and Anthony Cummings can make a stallion's career with victory in the Caulfield Guineas.
Reckon these spring selections are on the money?
Well The Punt has delved deep into the minds of some of racing's sharpest thinkers and come up with an assortment of horses to follow as the calendar finally flips over to September.
The prospect of a Black Caviar-less spring - compounded by the retirements of one-time Tulloch Lodge buddies Pierro and More Joyous and Cox Plate hero Ocean Park - had racing romantics feeling flat.
They hadn't counted on Atlantic Jewel's breathtaking return in the Memsie Stakes.
In Mark Kavanagh's super mare, we now have a horse capable of capturing the hearts of the public again.
Eight from eight and who knows what will be etched into the record books when her career finishes - even allowing for her soundness issues.
But TAB Sportsbet's Matt Jenkins was just as taken with stablemate Super Cool's return in the Memsie Stakes, with his agency winding the four-year-old's Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup price into $9.
"The last three-year-old to win the Australian Cup before Super Cool was Saintly," Jenkins said.
"I think big things are in store for this bulletproof son of Fastnet Rock. He is in for an exciting spring and one worth following."
Sky Racing's leading Sydney caller Matt Hill provided devotees of this column last year's Melbourne Cup winner in early September, but he has an eye on one of Anthony Cummings's talented three-year-olds this spring.
"I'm really keen on Cluster and I would imagine he will be heading towards the Caulfield Guineas," he said.
Racenet analyst and Sky Racing presenter Paul Joice is also keen on another Cummings-trained horse in his classic year, claiming that Drago "has his name written all over the Victoria Derby".
He will be attempting to replicate stablemate Fiveandahalfstar's success in the same race last year.
"He's won at 1800 metres and returned with a cracking run in a slowly run Up And Coming."
As for the winner of the the Melbourne Cup?
It can sometimes be a nigh on impossible task to have the winner circled more than two months out from the great race.
Striking grey Puissance De Lune has a stranglehold on Melbourne Cup betting, while tangling with Atlantic Jewel to be anointed Australian racing's new pin-up.
But well entrenched in single figures in early markets, he's no worthwhile betting proposition.
Last year's runner-up Fiorente has returned in super order, with Waterhouse mapping out a lead-up path almost identical to that charted by his conqueror Green Moon in 2012.
Could it be Gai's year?
And then there's the issue of whether Sydney's premier trainer Chris Waller can take Melbourne by storm.
Timeform expert Gary Crispe thinks Royal Descent has the right profile for Waller to be in the Caulfield Cup firing line.
"Four-year-olds have an excellent record in the Caulfield and this mare has all the credentials to be right in the finish," he said.