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McEvoy s Railway crossing
McEvoy's Railway crossing

Kerrin McEvoy has picked up the ride on Wall Street in Saturday week's $1 million Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot after Darley opted against a trip to Perth for Galah.

Darley head trainer Peter Snowden cancelled a raid on the Railway Stakes for Galah because he was unlikely to get a start in WA's richest race. He was 37th in the order of entry with a rating of 92.

McEvoy, the No.1 rider for Darley, won last Saturday's Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic on the Snowden-trained Mental.

He is set to ride Darley duo Pinwheel in the Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and Academus in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) on Saturday week.

Last year's controversial Railway Stakes protest did not deter the top jockey from returning to Perth for Super Saturday.

He was first past the post on He's Remarkable but lost on protest to Luckygray and copped a 28-day careless riding suspension.

McEvoy and trainer Mike Moroney join forces 12 years after they won the Melbourne Cup with Brew.

Wall Street, a four-times Group 1 winner, charged home to run fifth behind Happy Trails in last Saturday's Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

He is a $10 chance with Player but has been leapfrogged by Ranger, who was plunged from $13 to $7 yesterday.

Player manager of fixed odds betting Ben Pomatti said Ranger, a luckless sixth in last year's Railway, was clearly Player's worst result after the strong move.

"There haven't been any massive bets but there has been a steady stream of money for him," Pomatti said.

"He's been very popular since weights were released with him on the minimum.

"He's clearly our worst result, ahead of Luckygray."

Luckygray heads the Railway market at $3.80.

Owner Lloyd Williams has knocked back several offers from Perth owners in the past two days for Fawkner, who is second favourite at $5. Nick Hall will ride Fawkner.

Nash Rawiller, booked to ride Fat Al in the Railway, has picked up the Winterbottom Stakes mount on Queensland sprinter Spirit Of Boom.

Rawiller was on Spirit Of Boom when he flew home from last to finish a close second to Fontelina in the Yellowglen Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on November 3.

"Hopefully he can go one better on him," trainer Tony Gollan said.

Spirit Of Boom ran seventh in the Patinack last start. He is an $18 chance, behind Barakey, who is the $2.45 favourite.