CRAIG Williams has landed the plum ride on UK stayer Dandino in the Caulfield Cup, reports Racing Network. Darren Dance, whose Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock races the seven-year-old, said he made the decision after consulting with trainer Marco Botti in Paris over the weekend.

Dance made the trip to France to watch his horse Tac De Boistron finish second in the Prix du Cadran. Several high profile jockeys including Kerrin McEvoy and Ben Melham were in the mix to ride the last start American St Leger winner. 

Dance said Botti is "rapt" with how Dandino has travelled, acclimatised and worked since arriving at Werribee. 

He said Dandino, which worked brilliantly today at Werribee, is peaking at the right time. 

"We brought him here to try to win the Caulfield Cup," Dance said. "The Melbourne Cup is so hard, we saw that last year when Jakkalberry ran third. When you bring them out here you have to try to win both races."