Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jockey Tips Draw to Give Him an Edge in Feature

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jockey Tips Draw to Give Him an Edge in Feature

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HORSE RACING: Craig Williams believes a favourable barrier draw for Southern Speed gives him the chance to wipe away past Caulfield Cup disappointments in today's $2.5 million edition.

Williams said the world's richest 2400m handicap had left C[pounds sterling]a bad taste in my mouthC[yen] when he finished a very unlucky fifth on Leica Falcon in 2005.

C[pounds sterling]There is always early speed on in a Caulfield Cup and it's important to get into a good position going down to the first turn,C[yen] the four-time Scobie Breasley Medal and Melbourne jockeys' premiership winner said yesterday.

C[pounds sterling]I think from barrier four I'm really lucky. I can try and use her as much I want and I can come back when I have to. I don't have to give or take anything away from the draw. Barrier four for my horse is a really big advantage.C[yen]

Four-year-old mare Southern Speed, prepared jointly by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, is the lightest-weighted horse in the race, with 52. …

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