Steven Arnold has been booked to ride UK star Mull of Killough in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam says it's fantastic to have secured the services of such an experienced jockey.

She says: 'Mulla is in quanratine at Newmarket UK and will be flying to Australia on Thursday. He galloped on the Polytrack last Saturday afternoon and I was very happy with the way he went.

'It's a 32 hour flight to Melbourne though Mulla's becoming a seasoned traveller and will have no problems eating and drinking while onboard. I've left him 9kgs above his race weight as he will lose that in transit.'