Gold Mount has Caulfield Cup claims boosted with nice draw and forecast rain

The combination of stall four and forecast rain in the lead up to Saturday’s Stella Artois Caulfield Cup has boosted the confidence of Ian Williams for the chances of his Listed winner Gold Mount.

The mount of Mark du Plessis was allocated the most successful stall in the race’s 140-year history at the draw after racing at Caulfield on Wednesday and is a 20-1 chance with Sky Bet and Betway to land the A$5m (£2.64m/€3.05m) event.

Christophe Lemaire is set to take over in the saddle for the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 5.

Williams said: “We’re very happy with the draw and conditions are a little on the damp side at Caulfield as well which suits him. He’s settled in well and had a straightforward preparation. We couldn’t be happier with how things have gone.”



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