Back on board: Damien Oliver on Fiveandahalfstar.Back on board: Damien Oliver on Fiveandahalfstar. Photo: Pat Scala

Anthony Cummings has turned to his Victoria Derby-winning rider Damien Oliver in a bid to spark Fiveandahalfstar to a second The BMW success in three years at Rosehill on Saturday.

Cummings, himself without a group 1 win since Fiveandahalfstar and Your Song (BTC Cup) racked up three between them in the 2012-13 season, will get his firmest indication yet of where Fiveandahalfstar is at after easing back into racing from a near two-year hiatus.

“He [Oliver] is a last-start winner on him so I figured that would be the way to go,” Cummings joked of the Oliver booking.