Former Hong Kong jockey Damien Oliver is expected to secure the mount on the Godolphin stable's Faithful Son in the A$1.5 million ($7.2 million) Caulfield Cup (2,400 metres) on October 17, writes Graeme Kelly. Providing he is satisfied with Faithful Son's performance at Caulfield he will also, in all probability, be aboard the Zilzal five-year-old in the A$2.8 million Melbourne Cup (3,200 metres) on November 3. Faithful Son is scheduled to arrive in Melbourne next Tuesday along with his stablemate Annus Mirabilis, who will be aimed at feature races such as the A$1.6 million Cox Plate (2,040 metres) on October 24. Joining them on the flight will be the David Elsworth-trained Persian Punch and the Lady Herries stable's Taufan's Melody, who are also going for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. 'Obviously Faithful Son is a high-class horse,' Oliver said. 'His performances before going into quarantine indicated that he would be a very good chance in the Caulfield Cup. He is from one of the world's leading stables and I am pleased to think that I've been offered the mount.' Two other Northern Hemisphee-trained horses - Sheer Danzig and Stage Affair - are scheduled to arrive on October 13 to complete their preparations for the Melbourne Cup. A seven-year-old by Roi Danzig Sheer Danzig, who was a winner over 2,800 metres at York in July, is prepared by Robert Armstrong. Stage Affair - a five-year-old by Theatrical - is trained in Ireland by Dermot Weld. Jockey Jim Cassidy, whose career has been plagued by controversy in recent years, has decided to move from Sydney to Melbourne. Cassidy believes this will offer him increased prospects of pushing himself to the forefront of the nation's jockeys. It is also going to lead to the renewal of his association with trainer Bart Cummings, for whom he has ridden many feature race winners. If Cassidy finds his opportunities are still limited there is a distinct possibility that he will decide to move to Singapore in the early part of next year.