After encountering an unexpected track drama late last week, Caulfield track manager Jason Kerr has kept the rail in the three-metre position for Saturday's feature meeting, reports Racing Network.

Kerr said he considered moving the rail out to 10 metres for the Peter Lawrence Stakes meeting after there was a “substantial” hydraulic oil leak last Friday on the track from the 150m to the winning post.

He said a mower split a hose, causing the leak.

“It was re-sod on Monday to the depth of about 100mm and we weren’t sure how that was going to come up so we delayed calling the rail position,” Kerr said.

“The other option was to put the rail out 10 metres, but the sods have come up terrifically well — they’re solid, they’re deep, they’re safe.

“We held off on declaring the rail position until we saw how the sods came up.”

Kerr said on Wednesday morning that the track was currently rated a slow 6, but that he expected it to find its way into the dead range come Saturday as there doesn’t appear any significant rain on the radar.