Willy White Socks needs a scratching to gain a start in $500,000 Craven Plate at Randwick

Rachel King

Rachel King

WILLY White Socks will require a scratching to gain a run in Saturday’s $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) on Everest day at Royal Randwick.

Willy White Socks is the first emergency for the group three event, to be run the race after the $10 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick.

Willy White Socks has drawn barrier 10 and is rated a $251 chance with TAB.

In-form Sydney apprentice jockey Rachel King, who won this year’s Wagga Gold Cup, has been booked to ride Willy White Socks, should he gain a start.

She will ride all three of Sutherland’s horses at Randwick on Saturday and Sutherland is looking forward to the big day out.

Gentleman Max has drawn the outside gate in the $300,000 TAB Anniversary Highway (1400m), while Hangin’ With Willy drew nicely in gate four in the $100,000 The Star Mile (1600m).

Gentleman Max is a $71 chance with TAB, while Hangin’ With Willy is rated a $151 shot.