Godolphin duo set for Geelong

Godolphin could be represented by Oceanographer and Qewy in the Group Three Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

Oceanographer in action at Newmarket

The powerful owners already have Cox Plate hopeful Hartnell and Scottish in contention for the Melbourne Cup but Charlie Appleby's pair could also put themselves in contention with a big run in the 12 furlong contest.

Victory is probably essential to earn either runner a starting berth in the Melbourne Cup field as they would be reliant on picking up a suitably large penalty from Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter to make the cut.

Oceanographer was last seen finishing in midfield behind leading Melbourne Cup hopeful Heartbreak City in the Ebor and the five-year-old has reportedly settled in well at Werribee.

"Oceanographer has done as well as any in our team since arriving and has continued to thrive," Appleby told www.racing.com.

"He is less exposed than Qewy, but he has great staying potential and is on the upgrade."

Qewy hasn't raced since his second in the Summer Stakes Goodwood in July but Appleby believes if the seven-year-old could reproduce his form during the summer then he would be involved in the finish.

"Qewy is a grand, old campaigner who ran extraordinarily well at Royal Ascot and Goodwood at his last two," he said.

"He should be staying on well. I expect them both to be very competitive."

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