STAR Tasmanian galloper The Cleaner will be nominated for the Mornington Cup in a fortnight following his courageous fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup over 2000 metres at Flemington yesterday.
The Cleaner adopted his customary role of pace maker with Steve Arnold aboard and despite not leading throughout he did enough at only his second run back from a spell to signal he will be competitive in whatever else he contests this time in.
The race was won by Spillway narrowly from his stablemate Extra Zero with Happy Trails third ahead of The Cleaner.
The Prizemoney for fourth took The Cleaner’s prizemoney well beyond $1 million.
Listen to what trainer Mick Burles had to say about The Cleaner’s effort in the Australian Cup.