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Cambridge Trainer Among Golden Ticket Hopefuls
Meanwhile, kiwi trainer Stephen Marsh is among non Victorian trainers Flemington-bound in search of a qualifying Gr1 Melbourne Cup berth for 2019. The Cambridge trainer will saddle progressive stayer Felaar in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington on Saturday. Part-owned by former Cup heroine Ethereal's owner Sir Peter Vela of Pencarrow Stud, Felaar won the Listed Hawke's Bay Cup (2200m) last month before his two preparation runs in Melbourne ahead of Saturday's assignment which culminated in a good run for third at Caulfield last start. "He is primed and ready for his big attack on Saturday," Marsh divulged to NZ Racing Desk. "Going back to a nice big track like Flemington, I really like it. The field is nice but similar to what he has met previously. It has got a ticket to the Melbourne Cup, so if we can be winning we will definitely be back for it." Felaar is part-owned by restaurateur Leo Molloy, while Marsh also has an interest himself.