Darren Weir has lost his Melbourne Cup chance with the injury to Puissance De Lune, but he still has a solid chance of winning a Group 1 this coming week. Weir will put the saddle on Thousand Guineas runner-up May’s Dream on Saturday in the Group 2 $300,000 Wakeful Stakes (2000m), as she prepares for Thursday’s Group 1 $1 million Crown Oaks (2500m), reports Racing Network.

May’s Dream, a daughter of 2003 Melbourne Cup runner-up She’s Archie, dominates betting on the Wakeful Stakes with fixed-odds operators at $2.30.

In the Crown Oaks 'All-in' market she is a short-priced $3.20 favourite to win the Group 1, before the running of Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes, which traditionally shapes the Oaks market.

Arabian Gold, Kirramosa and Solicit all share the second line of betting for the Wakeful at $8.