Quality over quantity highlights the new timeslot for MIA Breeders Plate.
After nominations were extended on Thursday morning, with 12 initial entries, there are now enough for two heats of Leeton's two-year-old feature.
Group one winner Mister Rea headlines the 15-strong attack on Tuesday.
He has drawn barrier eight in the first of the two heats.
Not only does the Bathurst Gold Crown winner have to contend with a back row draw after suffering his first loss in seven starts, but Mister Rea is also up against last-start winners National News and Lulu Mae.
There are five last-start winners in the second heat and of the 15 two-year-olds in the series only two are yet to win a race.
It is a big change from the long history of the race, which was typically the first two-year-old feature of the season.
However now that the prestigious race has returned to Boxing Day as a late-season feature, it clashes with the new date for the Vicbred Super Series.
Eight heats of the group one series, four for the colts and geldings and four for the fillies, will be run at Shepparton on Tuesday.
It has limited the drawing power of the MIA Breeders Plate with Euroley trainer David Kennedy among those chasing the bigger prize with Blazing Banner.
However Leeton president/secretary Joanne Punch is pleased with how the club's new-look carnival shapes.
The carnival kick starts with heats of the MIA Breeders Plate next Tuesday ahead of the $30,000 final on December 26.
The club will also run a number of heats on Boxing Day in the lead up to their Carnival Of Cups meeting on New Year's Day.
"It all sort of overlaps and runs into each other, which is good," Punch said.
With the MIA Breeders Plate now back to its traditional roots, Punch is hopeful big crowds will turn out for the racing action on the night.
"There's some big prizemoney on offer again for the MIA Breeders Plate," Punch said.
"We're hoping to see good crowds turn out for both Boxing Day night and the evening of January 1."