LEGENDARY owner Lloyd Williams will target back-to-back Melbourne Cups for Almandin despite the threat of a hefty swing in the weights.
Almandin could be penalised between four and six kilograms for the 2017 Melbourne Cup after carrying only 52kg to victory at Flemington last year.
The Robert Hickmott-trained gelding was given 58kg for the Sydney Cup last month before connections pulled the pin on an autumn campaign to be fresh of the Spring Carnival.
Williams on Tuesday said Almandin would follow a similar preparation to last year, with two runs — a maximum of three — into the Cup.
“He will be trying to go back to back,” five-time Melbourne Cup owner Williams said Read More…