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Fawkner Among 26 Memsie Entries
Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner is among 26 horses nominated for the first Gr1 race of the season - the Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, reports horseracing.com.au. Co-owner Nick Williams said Fawkner, who finished runner-up to Adelaide in last year's Cox Plate before a tenth place finish behind Protectionist in the Melbourne Cup, was in good shape leading into his first run of the spring. "He is really good," Williams said. "He is a horse that is very predictable in his work and Eddie Cassar, who has ridden him in almost every gallop since he was two, thinks that he is in as good a shape if not better shape than he was this time last year." He added: "We are exactly the same position as were last year, but this year we will kick him off in the Memsie. He will do his last piece of work on Tuesday and then we will lock it in stone, but the odds are that he will run in the Memsie and I think that he will run well." The weight-for-age Memsie has attracted a top quality field for its 2015 renewal, with the likes of Boban, Rising Romance Volkstok'n'barrell, Dandino, Set Square, Trevieres, Magicool and Hi World set to launch their spring campaigns in the $400,000 feature. Click here to view all nominations for Memsie Stakes day.