Peter Moody has booked Blake Shinn to ride Better Land in Saturday’s Golden Rose, but it remains unclear whether the colt will gain a start, reports Racing Network.

Better Land remains on the cusp of a berth in the field of 18 plus two emergencies, but Moody may have to wait until final acceptances before knowing if the colt is in the $1 million race.

Currently, Better Land is 21st in the order of entry, but question marks hover around some of those ahead of him.

Gai Waterhouse will defer to owner Coolmore on whetherValentia runs. Team Hawkes will accept with Nostradamus, but a start will be dependent on the weather. Waterhouse is considering a start for Echo Gal.

So, too, James Cummings with Sultry Feeling. The Cummings stable already has equal favourite Hallowed Crownin the race.

Cummings said Sultry Feeling had emerged well from her fourth behind Winx in the Furious Stakes at Randwick last Saturday.

“On the back of Winx’s domination we're considering running her,” Cummings said.

“She would be third up and up in distance. She's raced well twice this campaign. She's laid a solid foundation to improve. We're giving it a bit of consideration.”

Cummings said an alternative for Sultry Feeling would be to wait for the Tea Rose on Saturday week.

Team Hawkes will enter Nostradamus at Flemington on Saturday as a back-up.

Panzer Division, winner of the Ming Dynasty at Randwick last Saturday, is rated a 50/50 chance of starting. Gerald Ryan said he would make a decision about Washington Heights on Tuesday morning.

Golden Rose acceptances are Tuesday morning with a capacity field of 18 assured.