Mackinnon or Melbourne Cup 2013 for Fawkner Next Race

October 21, 2013

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Mackinnon or Melbourne Cup 2013 for Fawkner Next Race

On Sunday co-owner Nick Williams confirmed there were two next start options for their impressive Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner with the 2013 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November the preferred choice for connections.


Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner could back-up in the 2013 Melbourne Cup on November 5. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Aussie-bred Reset six-year-old Fawkner stole the show at Caulfield on Saturday when handing owners Nick and Lloyd Williams with another win in the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m).

It was a nice 1.3 length effort too over a fast finishing Dandino from Europe with the Clarry Conners-trained mare Dear Demi just a nose further back in a photo for third.

Fawkner has been living up to expectations well this season, their Caulfield Cup lead-up being a close third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

As for where to next, Nick Williams told RSN’s Correct Weight program on Sunday that they would ideally love to start them in the iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday November 5.

If not the Melbourne Cup then Plan B was the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) three days earlier on Victoria Derby Day.

“There’s two logical options, we’ll either decide to freshen him up and run in the Mackinnon or we’ll push on towards the Melbourne Cup,” Williams said.

“I’d say the Melbourne Cup is the more likely option.

“Why not?”

The real question is how Fawkner, who’d never raced over further than 2000m before the weekend, would go stepping up to the 3200m in the world’s richest two mile race.

Williams however believed that wouldn’t be an issue after watching their Caulfield Cup win.

“The way he won yesterday there is nothing to suggest that he wouldn’t get two miles I would’ve thought,” he said on Sunday.

After winning the Caulfield Cup Fawkner was elevated to the third line of Melbourne Cup betting.

They now pay $11, equal with one-time favourite Puissance De Lune, and trail the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente ($5.50) and Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino ($7).

This morning Racing Victoria General Manager and Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter will announce whether Fawkner receives a weight penalty for his win going into the Melbourne Cup.

Team Williams from Macedon Lodge meanwhile could have as many as six runners in this year’s Melbourne Cup field with eight still among the 73 first acceptances.

They are vying for back-to-back Loving Trophies having won the race 12 months ago with Green Moon.

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