English Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed Folkswood will line up against dual winner Winx in the Cox Plate.
The gelding put himself in the frame for Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley with his win in last Sunday’s Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m).
“Folkswood has come through the week since his Cranbourne Cup win very well,” Appleby said on the Godolphin website.
“He has pleased our team down at Werribee, doing a bit of easy work there on Saturday.
“It is a big challenge to be coming up against Winx, but Folkswood is an improving young horse, who deserves his chance to be running in a race such as the Cox Plate.”
Appleby said he was still considering options for 2016 Geelong Cup winner Qewy with the Group Two Moonee Valley Gold Cup and the Listed Bendigo Cup on the agenda.
“We will keep the options open for Qewy and finalise a target later in the week,” he said.