Dapto Megastar winner Aqua Cheetah will get the chance to defend his Adelaide Cup crown after connections decide to proceed with a run in the heats later this week.
Connections informed The Punt of their intentions to start the Seona Thompson trained sprinter despite drawing unfavourably in box five.
They had always planned to give Aqua Cheetah the chance to win back-to-back Cups, but were concerned about the draw for the Group 1 feature.
After boxes were drawn on Tuesday, part-owner Ian Robertson confirmed they would start the multiple Group 1 winner in the race.
The heats for the Cup will be run at Angle Park on Thursday night.
Aqua Cheetah claimed the second Group 1 of his career last Thursday at Dapto with a nail-biting victory in the Megastar final.
Aqua Cheetah arrived in the final stride to edge out Asa Barbosa and Barking Bad and take his career earnings above the $300,000 mark.