Adam Durrant is confident boom stayer Mr Moet will line up in next Tuesday's Golden River Developments Perth Cup where he will have to set a weight-carrying record to win.
Mr Moet is the 59kg topweight and the biggest impost carried to win the State's premier staying feature since the metric system was introduced to racing in 1972 was 55kg by Adelaide mare Saratov in 1989.
The Perth Cup was reduced from 3200m to 2400m in 2009.
Durrant believes Perth Racing will have its premier Perth Cup drawcard in Mr Moet taking his place in the field in what is looming to be a rematch between WA's newest thoroughbred millionaire and his stablemate Chester Road, after they fought out the finish of last Saturday's $225,000 Cox Stakes (2100m) at Ascot.
The pair met on equal terms with 59kg in the weight-for-age Cox Stakes, but in the Perth Cup Mr Moet must concede Chester Road 5kg.
Chester Road has kept a firm grip on favouritism at $4, with Mr Moet at $6 and Sydney stayer Cantonese (54kg) and St Leger winner Pop Culture (53kg) at $6.50 on Player since the weights were released.
Playing God has second topweight of 58kg ahead of his brother God Has Spoken (56kg) and Ranger (55.5kg).
Durrant will give Mr Moet and Chester Road a light week of beach work before they return to the track on Saturday.
"The Perth Cup will be a good measuring stick to where we are going in Melbourne for him (Mr Moet)," Durrant said. "At this stage he has pulled up fantastic and we will just keep monitoring him.
"Actually I am very happy with both horses post-race."
Durrant has pencilled the WFA $220,000 St George Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on February 23 as Mr Moet's lead-up to the $1 million Australian Cup (2000m) at Fleming- ton a fortnight later.
With Mr Moet, Luckgray and the unbeaten Barakey, WA looks to have its strongest contingent in several years to attack Melbourne's rich autumn carnival.
WA horses have a record of success in the autumn in Melbourne through the deeds of Northerly, Old Comrade, Placid Ark, Scenic Blast, the WA-owned Miss Andretti and Hay List, Heron Bridge, Singing The Blues and Coal Pak.
Colin Webster was pleased by Pop Culture's rapid recovery after winning Saturday's St Leger (2100m), the impressive victory following her success in the Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) last month.
The four-year-old finished a strong fourth to Luckygray in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 8.
She won the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) and was a luckless seventh to Rohan in the WATC Derby (2400m) last autumn."Everything has worked out well as she didn't have a gut-buster run," Webster said. DI D YOU KNOW? 55kg The weight carried by Saratov to win the Perth Cup in 1989
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