Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald will join forces with premier trainer Chris Waller to chase a Group I double at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Victory in the $700,000 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) would enhance the value of explosive colt Ringerdingding. The three-year-old has been freshened since victory in the Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 6.
McDonald rode Ringerdingding when successful on the opening day of The Championships and was on his back in a barrier trial this month at Rosehill, finishing a close second to Metamorphic over 897m.
Ringerdingding is a $15 chance in early markets, headed by Home of the Brave at $6.
Waller chases his fourth win in the $400,000 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) with Accession. He won it with The Lean Mean Machine last year, in 2013 with Zoustar and 2010 with Pressday.
Accession was collared by Stronger in the Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on May 4. Twice a winner and three times runner-up from six starts, Accession will derive benefit from the Gold Coast run, his first for two months.
McDonald rode the two-year-old last start when an odds-on favourite, but he has been successful aboard the colt.
McDonald will have other mounts for Waller, including Invincibella in the Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m) and The Lord Mayor in the $140,000 Premier’s Cup (2200m) – The Daily Telegraph