CHRIS Waller has nominated both recent New Zealand acquisitions Sacred Falls and Tougher Than Ever for the Australian Guineas.
Sacred Falls is unbeaten in all six starts, including the Group 1 New Zealand Guineas at his most recent start in November.
This son of O’Reilly won twice as a two-year-old then boasted a Listed, Group 3 and Group 1 among his spring three-year-old wins.
Tougher Than Ever finished third behind Sacred Falls in the New Zealand Guineas and won the Bonecrusher Stakes (1400 m) at Ellerslie.
He won the Group 1 Diamond Stakes and was placed in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes.
Also among the early nomination, which close at noon on Tuesday, for the Australian Guineas are the Bart Cummings pair Norzita and Lunar Rise.
Norzita won the Group 1 Flight Stakes during the spring while Lunar Rise won the Carbine Club Stakes and then finished second behind Tatra in the Sandown Guineas.