Jockey Katelyn Mallyon will be instructed to cross over the field and set the pace on Sir Isaac Newton after the six year old drew the extreme outside barrier in the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Racing Victoria Stewards released the following advice on twitter after connections notified them of their intentions to lead on the imported stayer who drew the outside gate in the seventeen horse field.
“Change of Tactics: 21-10-2017 Caulfield R8 – No.6 Sir Isaac Newton – lead, better rolling than being restrained,” Racing Victoria Stewards tweeted.
The Lloyd Williams owned, Robert Hickmott trained Sir Isaac Newton has failed to win at five runs in Australia since arriving from Europe twelve months ago and is rated as one of the outsiders of the Caulfield Cup field at $61 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Sir Isaac Newton has mixed up his racing style in three runs this preparation and was always well back in the field when a first up eighth to Bonneval in the Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on September 9.
At his next start the Galileo gelding made up some ground from the back to finish sixth to Harlem in the Group 3 $150,000 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (Naturalism Stakes) (2000m) at Caulfield on September 23 before racing on the speed last start when fifth to Winx in the Group 1 $500,000 Seppelt Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 7.
Williams is also part owner of the Aidan O’Brien trained Irish stayer Johannes Vermeer who sits at the top of the market order for the Caulfield Cup at $4.40 with Ladbrokes.com.au
High class Kiwi mare Bonneval at $7.50 and the Darren Weir trained Humidor at $8 are next in the betting just ahead of The Bart Cummings winner Amelie’s Star and the Lindsay Park trained Harlem at $9.50.