Veteran jockey Jim Cassidy has dismissed concerns a wide barrier will halt favourite Glencadam Gold's charge to Caulfield Cup success tomorrow.
Glencadam Gold will start from the second widest gate, just one inside reigning Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden.
But Cassidy said the Gai Waterhouse-trained former European stayer, unbeaten in his four starts in Australia, was trained to move forward quickly.
"He's an on-speed horse and one good thing about him is he's not going to be in the boxes that long," Cassidy said yesterday.
"Hopefully we can get a good start and roll forward and either find the fence or be first couple somewhere.
"I'll be going out with plan A, B and C and we'll see what happens once we get out of the straight."
Cassidy said he would not be concerned if Glencadam Gold was not in front from the start.
"I don't think he has to lead," Cassidy said. "He's obviously led in most of the races in Sydney ... but Gai trains the horses to race on speed."
Cassidy said Caulfield needed a different race plan but the tricky course could be conquered.
"Caulfield's a bit different, starting halfway up the straight and running into a tight turn," he said.
"I think the main thing is just getting a position and being happy with myself where we are and take it from there."
He said he had not yet ridden Glencadam Gold, who will be out to win a major double after taking out the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on October 6 with Tommy Berry aboard.
"I've ridden plenty of Gai's horses and I know how they race," he said.
"Gai's done all the work, I've just got to hopefully do the finishing touches."
Cassidy said he had never ridden the great 1997 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Might and Power in trackwork.
"I won the Caulfield Cup on him and he went in a fortnight to the Melbourne Cup and I saw him again in the mounting yard," Cassidy said. AAP