Star Tasmanian stayer Eastender to wait for 2020 Melbourne Cup

By Greg Mansfield
Updated September 2 2019 - 4:18pm, first published 4:00pm
WAITING FOR AUTUMN: Eastender and jockey Craig Newitt with strapper Tania Coward and managing owner Denise Martin after his win in the Launceston Cup.
WAITING FOR AUTUMN: Eastender and jockey Craig Newitt with strapper Tania Coward and managing owner Denise Martin after his win in the Launceston Cup.

There will be plenty of time for a Melbourne Cup next year now that we know he can race at a higher level than we ever expected.

- Managing owner Denise Martin

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has changed direction with Tasmanian cups hero Eastender who will now be saved for an autumn campaign.

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