Foreteller stretches out in trackwork
Foreteller stretches out in trackwork GETTY IMAGES

Foreteller confirmed for Cup run

TOP Sydney trainer Chris Waller says he has given up looking for reasons not to run Foreteller in Tuesday's $6 million Melbourne Cup, confirming yesterday the seven-year-old would line up next week.

Foreteller has never won beyond 2000m, but was a fast-finishing fourth behind Shamus Award in Saturday's Group 1 Cox Plate (2050m) at Moonee Valley.

"It was a cracking run on Saturday in the Cox Plate," Waller said after trackwork at Flemington yesterday.

"Okay, will he run a genuine two miles is the question. Saintly went from a Cox Plate to winning a Melbourne Cup with a doubt on him staying.

"I know the horse was trained by a genius (Bart Cummings), but I am just hoping Foreteller could do exactly what Saintly did."

Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt is likely to take the ride on Foreteller who was listed at $31 with Tattsbet yesterday.

Waller also has Hawkspur engaged in the race and the four-year-old, who finished strongly for seventh behind Fawkner in the Caulfield Cup, worked strongly on the course proper.


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