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Rawiller Booked For Southern Speed In Cup
Following an "eye-catching sixth" by the mare Southern Speed (Southern Image-Golden Eagle, by Zabeel) in the Gr1 Cox Plate on Saturday, leading Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller has wasted no time securing the mount on the 2011 Gr1 Caulfield Cup winner in Tuesday's Gr1 Melbourne Cup, reports racingandsports.com.au. Encouraged by her Cox Plate effort, trainer Leon MacDonald commented: "Last week I was against running her in the Melbourne Cup but the way she finished the race off yesterday has changed my mind ... She seems to be racing a bit dour and her final sectionals were very impressive ... Nash will ride her in the Cup."