Surprise Baby ready for Melbourne Cup bid

Melbourne Cup hopeful Surprise Baby pleased connections as he underwent his final piece of work before Tuesday's race.

Surprise Baby.
Surprise Baby. Picture: Racing and Sports

Craig Williams flew up to Horsham to ride the six-year-old, where the Paul Preusker-trained stayer sat behind two of his stablemates before comfortably working past them.

"He was very fresh in the yard when I went to get on him, but once he got out on the track he started to cool down, relax and get into a nice rhythm," Williams said.

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