Team Williams has its sights set solely on the Cox Plate with their star galloper Fawkner.

The stable is well-known for its obsession with the Melbourne Cup, but Nick Williams confirmed that Fawkner won’t be heading there this campaign after finishing 10th last year.

Williams says his father Lloyd is only interested in chasing Cox Plate success with Fawkner, who was outstanding in winning the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

“(Lloyd) is probably more obsessed with the Cox Plate than any other race at the moment because it’s the one that’s eluded him in 50 years,” Williams told’s Correct Weight.

WATCH: Fawkner finish second to Adelaide in the 2014 Cox Plate



“(Fawkner) will go to the Caulfield Stakes, like he did last year, and then into the Cox Plate.

“He’s got a couple of big assignments ahead so there’s still a bit left in the tank.”

One horse on a Melbourne Cup campaign is Foundry, who was good when running third in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Williams says the team is tossing up whether to have another run with him before heading towards either The Metropolitan or the Bart Cummings.

James McDonald gave him an absolutely glowing review yesterday and he’s a horse I’ve got a lot of time for,” he said.

“I think he’ll be right in the Cups markets.”

WATCH: Fawkner win the 2015 Makybe Diva Stakes