Former Victorian jockey Brenton Avdulla will get the opportunity to ride in his first Melbourne Cup with owner Lloyd Williams confirming the Sydney based rider will partner Mourayan on Tuesday, reports Racing Network. Avdulla, who has been riding for six years, was originally booked for Waldpark but was forced to hit the phones again after the Anthony Freedman trained runner failed to fire in the Caulfield Cup.

"I stay in contact with Lloyd Williams quite often, not just at this time of year, I put my hat in the ring because I knew he would have a number of runners and I'm just delighted to get the opportunity," Avdulla said.

"I've ridden in a Golden Slipper, Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, in Oaks' and Derby's but never had a chance of riding in a Melbourne Cup so it is a dream come true really.

"Every rider wants to ride in a Melbourne Cup, it is goal from when you start your time as an apprentice and to get the chance is quite a feeling."

Being based in Sydney, Avdulla has had little opportunities to ride for Lloyd Williams with his last being victory aboard Green Moon in the 2011 Newcastle Cup.

Mourayan is set to carry 54.5kg in the Melbourne Cup.