BILL’S CUP STAKES

The Weekend Post - - Front Page - JOR­DAN GERRANS

CAIRNS BUILDER HAS SHARES IN DREAM HORSE

KINGS Will Dream is set to pro­vide Cairns builder Bill An­der­son an ex­cit­ing ride through the Spring carnival.

An­der­son has a small share in the Dar­ren Weir-trained stayer who is as­sured a Caulfield Cup start and also has am­bi­tions of a place in the race that stops the na­tion.

The chest­nut will go around in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) this af­ter­noon as he builds to­wards the Cups, with An­der­son on course at Flem­ing­ton to­day.

The former Ire­land-based geld­ing still has work to do to run in the Mel­bourne Cup.

The or­der of en­tries for the Caulfield and Mel­bourne Cups were re­leased on Wed­nes­day with Kings Will Dream ex­empt from the Caulfield Cup bal­lot, cour­tesy of his Morn­ing­ton Cup win.

“I have found a good one here. I have had a few de­cent ones in the past, but this one is giv­ing us an ex­cit­ing ride at the minute,” An­der­son said.

“There was not many shares left in this horse but a mate and I got to­gether and we bought them.”

An­der­son has achieved suc- cess in the North – win­ning the Cairns Am­a­teurs with Tanaka and the New­mar­ket with El Mes­siah in 2007.

Ear­lier this week, bet­ting agen­cies had Kings Will Dream favourite for the Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Mel­bourne Cup (3200m) at $4.60 and $10 re­spec­tively.

“He was bought for the Cups and that is what got us ex­cited,” An­der­son said.

“Most horses we buy are sprint­ers but fi­nally we have found one that can go the dis­tance.”

Kings Will Dream sits 53rd in the Mel­bourne Cup or­der.

Pic­ture: JUSTIN BRIERTY

EX­CITED: Cairns builder Bill An­der­son has a share in Caulfield Cup and Mel­bourne Cup favourite Kings Will Dream. The horse is go­ing around in the Makybe Diva stakes to­day.

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