Scottish camp cool on Melbourne bid

Scottish is likely to be aimed at the Emirates Stakes rather than the Melbourne Cup following his game effort in the Caulfield Cup.

Nicholas Hall celebrates winning the BMW Caulfield Cup aboard Jameka with Godolphin's Scottish (right) in second place.

Godolphin's four-year-old is set for the 10-furlong prize on the final day of the Flemington Carnival, instead of the two-mile extravaganza on November 1, after he finished second to Jameka over a mile and a half on Saturday.

"He has definitely had a tough race, he ran well and has come out great," trainer Charlie Appleby's assistant trainer James Ferguson told www.racing.com.

"Charlie was very happy with his run and thought we should definitely have another crack here (in Australia). We came here to win races.

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"He is still in the Melbourne Cup but Kerrin McEvoy had a slight question whether he stays or not and whether 10 furlongs might be the key with him, as it is back home.

"The Emirates Stakes is looking more likely than the Melbourne Cup, but he is still in the Melbourne Cup and he is one of ours that is definitely already in, so we will have to have a long think and speak to the team back home."

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