The Lloyd Williams spring attack is about to hit full speed. Green Moon will resume in next Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m), the race that proved the springboard to Melbourne Cup success last year, at Caulfield with boom recruit Sea Moon to have his first Australian start in the following Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

Williams has mapped out a Spring program that will not see them clash until the $3 million Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on 26 October.

“Sea Moon will run in the Makybe Diva, Green Moon will run in the Memsie next week,” Williams said.

“Green Moon started in the Memsie last year and Sea Moon doesn’t need much racing. Sea Moon will go – and I cross my fingers when I say this with racehorses – he’ll run in the Makybe Diva and then into the Turnbull (Stakes, 5 October). That’s all he’ll need.

“Green Moon will go to the Memsie, to the Underwood (Stakes, 21 September), to the Caulfield Stakes (12 October).”

Green Moon is likely to be Williams’ only runner in the Memsie Stakes, but he will have other runners at Caulfield next weekend.

Excluded has been set to resume in the $120,000 Listed Slickpix Stakes (1700m) – formerly Heatherlie Handicap – with Seville also a chance to run there.

The other option for Seville, who has not started since finishing second to Green Moon in last year’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, is to resume alongside Sea Moon in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Highly-rated import Masked Marvel and last year’s Group 2 Zipping Classic winner Tanby are also likely to run in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

That pair, plus Seville, worked with Livery today at Moonee Valley, with the lightly-raced Livery leading home his more highly-rated stablemates in a 2000m gallop Williams said did not go to plan.

“It wasn’t much of a gallop,” he said. “Our lead horse (Livery) went too slow, so we didn’t learn much from that.”

That quartet were not the only Williams gallopers to work at Moonee Valley with Excluded, Fawkner, Ranked and Nevis all making use of the course proper early this morning.

Williams said Fawkner will resume in the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on 7 September.

Thought Worthy and Massiyn both failed to flatter in the SAJ Catercare Group Handicap, finishing last and second-last before another import, Jim Conlan-trained former Singapore galloper Clear For Action. (racingvictoria)