Kavanagh not fazed by Whobegotyou's draw
The crowd at Tuesday’s Doncaster barrier draw sighed when Mark Kavanagh drew the outside barrier, 19, for Whobegotyou but the trainer couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about.
"He’ll be last on settling anyway so it’s not going to make any difference to him," Kavanagh said.
"I reckon there is plenty of speed in the race with the likes of Theseo coming from barrier two and those horses who are out wide are going to really dig up and I can see this being a very truly-run race and that’s perfect."
Last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner comes into the $2 million 1600-metre race after failing on a heavy Rosehill surface in the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) won by Vision And Power on April 4.
"If you take that run out the horse has got impeccable form and it was clearly the track which proved his undoing and nothing else," Kavanagh said.
"He pulled up terrific and his work this morning (Tuesday) on the Kensington track was excellent."
Randwick track manager Dave Hodgson said the surface remained heavy following 38mm of rain in just two hours on Monday.
The forecast this week is mostly fine with a chance of showers for race day and Hodgson is hoping to present a slow track for Saturday’s meeting.
"In terms of the track, we just have to deal with whatever is thrown at us but the horse could not be better," Kavanagh said.
TAB Sportsbet has Whobegotyou at $9 with All Silent the $5.50 favourite, despite drawing barrier 16, ahead of Hot Danish (barrier seven) at $7.
By Russell Jackson