Prominent owner Lloyd Williams has told Racing Victoria that Fawkner will be Macedon Lodge’s sole runner in Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).
Williams had six runners eligible to run in the $2.5 million dollar race, including Green Moon and Sea Moon , but has opted to take a different path with his other runners.
The absence of Green Moon and Herbert Power Stakes winner Sea Moon means weights will be raised by 1.5 kilos.
The Peter Moody-trained Manighar the new Caulfield Cup topweight on 58 kilos.
Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will have four runners, with race favourite Hawkspur joined by Royal Descent, Moriarty and Kelinni.
Jim Cassidy will be chasing his 100th Group 1 success on Hawkspur, while Nash Rawiller will ride Royal Descent, which is on the third line of betting at around the $7.50 mark.
Craig Newitt has secured the ride on Moriarty, and Steven Arnold will pilot Kelinni.
The final field will be declared on Tuesday.