Craig Williams was the punters’ pin-up at last year’s Anzac Day meeting at Flemington.
Williams won all four legs of the quadrella in a display that included victory in the Listed VRC St Leger aboard the Gai Waterhouse-trained Hippopus.
In this year’s St Leger on Friday, Williams will ride Honey Steel’s Gold for his old boss David Hayes.
The jockey is convinced Honey Steel’s Gold has enough in his favour to give him back-to-back wins in the staying feature.
“To me he looks like the right horse,” Williams said.
“He’ll enjoy getting back to set weight and penalties conditions after carrying a big weight in a handicap last time.
“I’m also looking forward to riding him at Flemington.”
Honey Steel’s Gold was a Flemington winner over 1600m as a two-year-old before embarking on a campaign towards last year’s Group One Victoria Derby in which he finished eighth behind Polanski.
The Keep The Faith three-year-old is one of 11 nominations for the VRC St Leger but entries for the $150,000 contest have been extended until 10am on Tuesday.
Hayes has also entered maiden galloper Valtari.
Gai Waterhouse has entered Order Of The Sun as her chance to give her successive VRC St Leger wins.
Throw The King was a strong winner over older horses on Monday but is also a chance to back up in the St Leger.
Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien is likely to run De Little Engine while Sydney horseman Gerald Ryan has nominated last-start Gosford winner Majorly for the race.
Meanwhile, the Listed Anzac Day Stakes has attracted 30 entries.
Darley galloper Long John won the Anzac Day Stakes before going on to win the Group One Caulfield Guineas in the spring.
Impressive debut winner Pressing is among the nominations for the $120,000 race along with his Mick Price stablemates Cailin Miss and Devon Princess.
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