WAYNE Harris will resume as rider of Australia's champion racehorse Jeune in the A$855,000 Australian Cup (2,000 metres) at Flemington tomorrow. Harris, who will be remembered in Hong Kong for his winning performance on Monopolize in the Hong Kong International Bowl at Sha Tin in December, was replaced as Jeune's jockey at the beginning of this campaign. The mount went to Danny Brereton, another who is well-known in Hong Kong racing circles. However, the experiment ended when Jeune disappointed in the C. F. Orr Stakes (1,400 metres) at Sandown and the St George Stakes (1,800 metres) at Flemington. This led to Peter Hayes - David's elder brother - deciding to recall Harris. The Australian Cup - particularly in light of his recent failures - is vitally important as far as Jeune's immediate future is concerned. For his performance will decide whether he continues on to the rich World Cup (2,000 metres) in Dubai on March 27. If he does Harris, who previously had a long and fruitful association with Jeune, will be accompanying the chestnut. After winning the 1994 Melbourne Cup at his first ride on Jeune, Harris had the mount at the horse's next 14 starts, before Brereton took over the reins. He is elated at being given another chance. 'When things go right for him, he's dynamic,' Harris says of Jeune, whose 41 outings have yielded 10 wins, 10 seconds and seven thirds for prize money of A$2,926,328. 'I am very happy to be riding him again because there is definitely improvement in him. 'The two races he's had so far this year haven't been run to suit him. They've been sit-and-sprint affairs, but the speed should be more even in the Australian Cup and that will be much better for him. 'Because of that I think he'll be right there at the finish.' Rather surprisingly Gal Waterhouse's outstanding Danehill three-year-old Nothin' Leica Dane will be among Jeune's rivals in the Australian Cup. His senior part-owner - and former champion trainer - Tommy Smith was originally, against a start. His preference was for yesterday's A$300,000 Canterbury Guineas (1,900 metres) or the A$300,000 Ranvet Stakes (2,000 metres) at Rosehill next Saturday, but his daughter used her powers of persuasion to change his mind. Nothin' Leica Dane, who will have the services of Shane Dye, was immediately installed as 7-4 favourite for the Cup. But Cups King Bart Cummings, for one, is confident he has the ammunition to bring about Nothin' Leica Dane's downfall. Cummings, who has already won the Australian Cup an incredible 10 times, believes his three-year-old Saintly can notch yet another win in the race for his stable. He bases his opinion on the fact that Nothin' Leica Dane's only appearance so far this campaign was in the Hobartville Stakes (1,400 metres) at Warwick Farm two weeks ago when he defeated Octagonal. 'He hasn't had much of a preparation for the Australian Cup,' Cummings says of Nothin' Leica Dane. 'It's going to be a hard race for him second-up, but I'm glad he's running because that will mean the odds about Saintly will be better.' Lee Freedman, who continues his domination of Australia's feature races, has this week been involved in horse power of a different sort. For he was preparing for an appearance in the Celebrity Race prior to tomorrow's Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Melbourne's new Albert Park circuit. 'It's certainly an experience,' says Freedman, who has been belting around at speeds of up to 180 km/h. 'Anyone can drive fast, but the difficult part is handling the braking and the corners. 'I've been having plenty of tuition and I think I've pretty well got the hang of how everything works . . . I hope so anyway.' After competing in the event Freedman and his wife Janelle will be VIP guests of the Grand Prix organisers, which he is looking forward to. 'I'm not a petrol head but, like just about everyone in Melbourne, I'm excited by the idea of the Grand Prix,' he said. 'Driving in the Celebrity Race was one way of ensuring we had good seats, so I reckoned that was a pretty good trade.'