Maluckyday will be part of the nominations for the Geelong Cup, but Hawkes said connections would keep their options open.
‘‘It will be the Geelong Cup or Moonee Valley, either one; we will see what happens,’’ Hawkes told the Geelong Advertiser yesterday.
‘‘It will depend on what weight he gets, that is the main thing.
‘‘That will decide what we do. We will enter — the horse is fine.
‘‘We will see what happens and we will go from there.’’
The six- year- old has battled injuries and illness since running a sensational second behind Americain in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.
However, he is starting to reach his best form after an impressive second in the Listed Bart Cummings earlier this month.
‘‘ He ran good and he pulled up really good; I was impressed with his effort on the day,’’ Hawkes said.
‘‘ The Melbourne Cup is his goal.’’