Melbourne Cup contender steps out at Werribee

Posted by Sports News First on 3/10/2017
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Craig Williams will test his possible Melbourne Cup mount, Japanese stayer Admire Deus, in a gallop at the Werribee quarantine centre.

The first shipment of 19 overseas horses at the centre will step out on the track on Tuesday.

Williams rode Admire Deus in a work-out during a recent holiday in Japan.

Admire Deus will be trained for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups by Darren Weir after being bought by Australian Bloodstock.

He is on the third line of Melbourne Cup betting at $15 with last year’s winner Almandin the TAB’s $6 favourite ahead of New Zealand mare Bonneval at $11.

Bonneval is the $5.50 favourite for the Caulfield Cup after her win in Sunday’s Group One Underwood Stakes.