Confidence grows by the day in the chance of the Ismail Mohammed-trained stayer who was runner-up to Trueshan in the G1 Goodwood Cup.
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Williams, who won the race on Vow And Declare, has committed to partnering the Andrew Balding-trained in both the Caulfield Cup and at Flemington.
Five-year-old beat top-class field on seasonal debut in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington – over a mile.
Four-year-old son of Galileo has changed hands, having been unable to add to his Epsom success for Aidan O’Brien.
The Melbourne Cup and King George winner underwent emergency treatment after complaining of stomach pain.
They were banned along with riders Ethan Brown and apprentice Celine Gaudray after pleading guilty to charges that they were present at an Airbnb after 9pm.
Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey must head back to Sydney and miss out on riding ante-post favourite Incentivise.