SYMON Wilde will have a clearer indication what races Inn Keeper contests over the spring after the six-year-runs in the $200,000 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Inn Keeper resumes for the Warrnambool-based trainer and the lightly-raced galloper has pleased Wilde with his work on the training track in the lead up to the group two race over 1000 metres.
"I'm happy with Inn Keeper," Wilde said. "It's a very good sprint field. He's been working well and has very good first-up form.
"I thought the race may map good for him. The weather bureau had predicted some rain and I'm hoping their prediction is right because he's a very good wet tracker.
"We gave him three weeks in the paddock after his Golden Topaz run at Swan Hill because he had muscle soreness but he's over that problem now.
"There's a couple of nice group three races in the spring we may run in or we may set him for a couple of the country cups, it all depends how he runs on Saturday."
Inn Keeper is rated a $23 chance in the early betting markets for the McEwen Stakes.
Fellow Warrnambool trainers Matthew Williams, Lindsey Smith, Daniel Bowman and Jarrod McLean have runners on the big Moonee Valley program.
Williams saddles up Break And Enter, Smith accepted with Olympic Oath and Saone, Bowman runs Working From Home while McLean has Trap For Fools in the Feehan Stakes.
The Ciaron Maher-David Eustace training partnership has runners including Bons Away, Kenedna and Dr Drill.
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