Box five has done little to dampen Anthony Azzopardi’s enthusiasm about Melbourne Cup hero Whiskey Riot’s prospects in Saturday night’s Group 1 Temlee (525m) at The Meadows.
“He’s going better than when he won the Melbourne Cup,” said a bullish Azzopardi.
“Times don’t lie and I can only say what I’m seeing.
“It’s not the ideal draw but he could be going well enough to offset it.”
Whiskey Riot, a son of the great Fernando Bale, hasn’t been seen in action for more than a month, since finishing fourth as favourite in the Group 2 Warragul Cup on January 11.
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