Shane Dye has been given permission by the Jockey Club to join Glen Boss on a Group One mission to Melbourne for Saturday's Group One Caulfield Cup (2,400m). Dye will team up with the two-time champion Hong Kong trainer David Hayes with Anamato, who prepared for the race with a late-closing third to Maldivian in the Group One Yalumba Stakes at the same course last Saturday. The Yalumba, decided over 2,000 metres at weight-for-age, is a proven trial for the Caufield Cup and Anamato's third placing was a similar performance to that of Ethereal before she cemented the Cup double in 2001. Boss has already been engaged to ride outstanding New Zealand mare Princess Coup in the Caulfield Cup. Princess Coup, a daughter of Encosta De Lago, stormed home to score a narrow but authoritative win in the Group One Kelt Capital Stakes on October 6. Maldivian, trained by Mark Kavanagh, has taken a stranglehold on the Cup in the wake of his spectacular Yalumba victory. He drops from weight-for-age 58 kg to 52.5kg under the handicap conditions. Maldivian is by Zabeel, the same sire as Hong Kong's reigning Horse of the Year Vengeance Of Rain, and became the great stallion's 38th individual Group One winner. Dye has won a Melbourne Cup (Tawrrific, 1989), a Cox Plate (Octagonal, 1995) and four Golden Slippers, but the Caulfield Cup is the one major trophy missing from his Group One collection. The 41-year-old has won exactly 100 Group One races, the latest with Super Kid in the 2006 Hong Kong Gold Cup. Of his personal century, 93 have been in Australia, six in Hong Kong and one in Singapore. Anamato, a daughter of Redoute's Choice, has lived in the shadow of her illustrious stablemate Miss Finland over the past two seasons, but the Caulfield Cup gives her a chance to claim a major in her own right. She was third to Miss Finland in the VRC Oaks (2,500m) almost 12 months ago but broke through at Group One level in the Australasian Oaks (2,000m) at Morphettville in Adelaide on April 21. She then went into uncharted territory, contesting the Hollywood Oaks in Los Angeles in July, and did well for third to Panty Raid without having a lot of luck. Since returning to Australia, Hayes has given Anamato just two lead-up races, the first over 1,400m when she made up 10 lengths from the home turn, and the second was Saturday's Yalumba placing. Anamato and Princess Coup are both four-year-old fillies, and this is one of he most favoured age-sex groups in Caulfield Cup history, the most recent examples being Ethereal and Arctic Scent (1996). Dye and Boss will return to Hong Kong overnight following the Caulfield Cup and will be in action at the big Sha Tin Trophy meeting.