Saturday’s Group 1 $400,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) is set to be the race of the Spring after the Melbourne Racing Club received 26 nominations on Monday.

Unbeaten mare Atlantic Jewel, It’s A Dundeel, Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune, Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, Chris Waller’s boom galloper Hawkspur, David Hayes exciting Jet Away and Makybe Diva Stakes winner Foreteller are at the head of an amazing set of nominations, reports Racing Network.

It is appearing more and more likely Mark Kavanagh will back-up Atlantic Jewel following her easy romp to win the Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley last Saturday.

Her potential clash with Puissance De Lune and It’s A Dundeel is a genuine Cox Plate preview. Only last Saturday’s stunning Dato Tan Chin Nam winner, Fiorente, would be missing.