GILBERT GARDINER reports…
Owner Brae Sokolski has many hopes on Saturday.
Moments ago, he spoke at racing.com about his chances – and the big days.
The kings will dream of:
"He is the ultimate redemption story.
"The horse is 100%, his work this morning was exceptional.
"Absolutely thorough to run the race of your life.
About Verry Elleegant:
"It would be a very brave commission not to give her a chance.
"If the hard-bitten Cox plate, I think she'll be there (eventually).
"He is the weight of a warrior … we truly think he is on the right track.
"Blake Shinn is back from Hong Kong to ride him."
The Falcon is the owner of the crack Yes Yes Yes, brought out by Everest on Saturday.
"I really can't remember what it's like to put your head on a pillow," Sokolski said.
"The sky is the limit for that goat.
"No.1 on my bucket list has always been the Cox board, if we can win, and that might even put a sign in the rack."