BigMemorybackforanotherMorningtonCup

March20,20174:00pm。

byAAP

ItcouldbeacaseofthirdtimeluckyforBigMemoryinthe$300,000MorningtonCup。

TheTonyMcEvoy-trainedstayerhasfinishedrunner-upinthepasttwoMorningtonCups,includinghisnosesecondtoBerishalastyear,andwillbebackforanothercrackatthe2400mraceonSaturday。

Andtheseven-year-oldwillgoinasalast-startwinnerhavingbrokenthroughintheRoyHigginsQualityatFlemingtonearlierthismonthforhisfirstvictorysincethespringof2014。

HehasdoneextrawellsincehisgoodwintheotherdayandhelikesMornington,McEvoysaid。

Hehasntwontheracebuthehasgonemightyclose。

Soweknowhelikesthetrackandhesprobablygoingintoitasgoodashehasdonebefore。

ThewinneroftheMorningtonCupearnsaballotexemptionintothisyearsGroupOneCaulfieldCupandtheracehasattracted26nominations。

LastyearsSydneyCupwinnerGallanteisthehighest-ratedentrywhileGoldTrailwilladdaninternationalflavourwhenherunsforEnglishtrainerCharlieApplebyandGodolphin。

AdelaideCupwinnerAnnusMirabilisandCanberraCupwinnerDarkEyesarealsoamongthenominations

BigMemoryfoughtbackintheRoyHigginsQualitytocapabigdayforMcEvoyonMarch4withhiswincomingsoonafterstablemateHeyDocwontheGroupOneAustralianGuineas。

BigMemoryswinwasmorethansatisfyingforhistrainer。

Iwasstartingtofeelsorryforthehorsebecausehewasdoingnothingwrongandjustcouldntwin,McEvoysaid。

Heshad12secondsandmanyofthosehavebeenbyverysmallmargins。

ImustsayIgotjustasbigathrilloutofhimwinningasIdidtheGroupOne。

Moreforthehorsethanforme。