MELBOURNE Racing Club chief executive Brodie Arnhold wants to celebrate the spring carnival with a feature group 1 finale on each major race day, announcing on Tuesday the club would run Saturday's star-studded group 1 Memsie Stakes as the last of an eight-race program.

MICHAEL SHARKIE reports in THE AGE that although the news caught trainer Mark Kavanagh on the hop, with fears the Caulfield track may be too firm for the reappearance of his unbeaten mare Atlantic Jewel, news of a Memsie Stakes closer was well received by the industry.

It could lead to a widespread revamp of the structure of group 1 race days. ''We're looking to do it all spring carnival, a feature group 1 to end each day,'' Arnhold said. ''There's some really compelling data in terms of turnover in that timeslot to say that it is worth giving it a go. Look at greyhounds and the terrific growth in market share they have had in that timeslot. We need to have a presence there.