Black re­demp­tion

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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.’’

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