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Stokes eyes Sydney Cup

Sydney Cup

Trainer Phillip Stokes expects Saturday’s G3 Easter Cup at Caulfield to bring on last start G2 Adelaide Cup winner Good Idea (So You Think {NZ}) perfectly for next month’s G1 Sydney Cup.

He said the rising 6-year-old is continuing to improve with age and will be aimed at November’s G1 Melbourne Cup.

“He’s rock-hard fit. We’ve just got to get this run into him to keep him on track going onwards to the Sydney Cup,” Stokes told

“He’d probably be better with a bit of moisture in the ground and although he might not get it with this weekend, but we probably will in Sydney.

“It’s Sydney Cup then a break for the spring. He’s getting closer to qualifying for the Melbourne Cup and a good run in Sydney would help for sure. He runs the trip, and any wet tracks will suit him down to the ground.”