OTI Racing has targeted six northern hemisphere-trained horses for the Melbourne spring as officials continue to work their way through biosecurity options.
John Allen can be excused for having flashbacks when he partners the Joseph O'Brien-trained Downdraft in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Indications are Hotham Stakes winner Downdraft has come through the run without issue as he prepares to race on a quick back-up in the Melbourne...
The OTI Racing-owned Downdraft has secured a Melbourne Cup start with a dominant victory in the Hotham Handicap at Flemington.
Melbourne Cup hopeful Downdraft will attempt to work his way up the order of entry via the Moonee Valley Cup.