CHRIS Waller will take a posse of six into Saturday’s Warwick Stakes, but Shoot Out will not be among them. Waller has decided to keep Shoot Out for either a first-up crack at the Chelmsford Stakes or the George Main, which he won last year, reports Racing Network (TVN).

With Shoot Out not heading to Warwick Farm, Waller will saddle up Beaten Up (Hugh Bowman), Kelinni (Jason Collett), Moriarty (Kerrin McEvoy), Foreteller (Glyn Schofield), Metal Bender (Tim Clark) and Hawkspur (Jim Cassidy) in the Group 2 race.

Waller was initially keen to take the Doomben Cup winner to the Memsie Stakes mat Caulfield on Saturday week, but now plans to run him in the Warwick Stakes.

He added that Beaten Up is likely to head to Melbourne after the Warwick Stakes and run in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Mee Valley on September 14

Ranvet winner Foreteller will use the Warwick Stakes as a springboard to a Melbourne spring target of the MacKinnon Stakes.

Waller has specifically set Kelinni for the Melbourne Cup, the race he ran fourth in last year. He won the Lexus Stakes before finishing a three length fourth behind Green Moon in the Melbourne Cup.

“Other horses are eligible for the Melbourne Cup, but at this stage he’s the one horse that I think at this point can realistically get there without too much trouble,” Waller said.

“He’ll take a weight-for-age path to get there.”

Waller said Moriaty has the Metropolitan as his mission, a race that’s also on the agenda for Hawkspur.

He said he hoped Hawkspur takes good improvement from his Queensland campaign. “He has age on his side while other horses may be in the twilight of their careers. He needs to take the next step. He will be heading towards the Metropolitan and be ready to step up to next level if he deserves to be there,” Waller said.

Doncaster winner Sacred Falls will be saved for the Tramway in a fortnight’s time while ATC Oaks winner Royal Descent will head towards the Toy Show on Saturday.