Wodonga trainer Craig Widdison is targeting Flemington’s long straight as Willi Willi tackles Saturday’s 1800m race.
The four-year old had a last start seventh at Caulfield.
“I think he’ll run really well, the last start doesn’t look that great on paper,” he said.
“Because he’s such a big horse, he just takes a little while to wind up, so going back to Flemington suits better.
“It’s got the nice, big long straight and places where he’s won have been like that, Sandown, Flemington and Bendigo, nice big open tracks.”
Willi Willi, who’s 16 hands, 3 inches, claimed his last win at Flemington.
“He can do anything (in terms of his racing style), the last time he won at Flemington he led, the time before he came from last,” Widdison said.
“He’s pretty adaptable, but he’s still learning, it doesn’t matter where he sits in the run, as long as he gets time to wind up.”
Widdison was at Flemington last Saturday, finishing fourth with Mr Fergus.
Meanwhile, Widdison will also be represented at Saturday’s Corowa meet.
Purrpussful will run for the first time under the Border trainer’s stable.
The mare has moved from Pat Carey’s stable at Mornington.
Purrpussful has made just under $100,000 in prizemoney from 29 starts, including four wins.
The five-year old will tackle the 1000m sprint, with jockey Chelsea MacFarlane.
The 21-year old passed a century of wins last month and now boasts 103.