INTERNATIONAL raider Folkswood has completed final preparations ahead of a Cox Plate tilt at Winx while French star Olivier Peslier has been confirmed as Tiberian's Melbourne Cup rider.
Folkswood worked alone over 1400m, accelerating impressively at Werribee.
The Cranbourne Cup winner, to be ridden on Saturday by Kerrin McEvoy, is a TAB $21 chance behind Winx.
McEvoy believes Charlie Appleby's star will need to run a personal best to trouble Winx, but is capable of producing a career-best.
Peslier, 44, will partner Tiberian after trainer Alain Couetil decided it was best for the powerful stayer to be partnered by a rider familiar with his racing style.
Peslier has an excellent record about Tiberian, who will head straight to the Melbourne Cup.
McEvoy will tomorrow ride one-time Cup favourite Red Cardinal in trackwork at Werribee.
Trainer Andreas Wohler is expected to be there to supervise the gallop.
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