OTI Racing’s Gatewood will have just one run in Australia this spring – the Melbourne Cup. Gatewood, the Geelong Cup winner of 2012, was returned to the stable of John Gosden at Newmarket in the UK after he had a failed preparation in 2013 with Chris Waller in Sydney.

Gatewood is enjoying the best season of racing of his career, with wins in the UK and France in recent months.

Gosden told racing.com yesterday Gatewood would be going into quarantine soon.

"The horse is in good form and I am looking forward to taking him back to Australia,” Gosden confirmed.

"The horse certainly knows how to get to Australia and back and the plan is to run him straight off the plane in the Cup - he will not have a prep race.

"I have been pleased with the way he has been training this year.

"He breezed well the other morning and he will head off into quarantine next week,” Gosden said.

"Like most horses, what he wants is good ground.

"He just doesn't want extremes of going."

Gatewood is currently 28th on the Order Of Entry for the Melbourne Cup, meaning he is virtually assured of a run in the race, and he is currently quoted at $51 in latest fixed-odds markets on the race.