Richard Litt plans to back up Mr Marathon Man in the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) on the same program.
The son of So You Think finished at the tail of the field over 1600 metres at Randwick last Saturday but the Warwick Farm trainer said the seven-year-old would be much better suited back to 1900 metres.
“He was a bit close last start when off a four-week break and very dour at the finish, but he’s back to 1900 metres on Saturday and gets in with no weight,” Litt said.
“Hopefully we can draw a decent barrier and he can relax midfield.
“It’s a strong Parramatta Cup but the horse has worked really weIl at home this week so we’ll have a go and see what happens.”