Prospects for a win by Helene Vitality in Saturday's A$2.1 million Caulfield Cup dived at yesterday's barrier draw when he drew towards the outside, but Hong Kong-based jockey Craig Williams has picked up a late chance. 'I picked it so I guess I can't complain, but it does make the job more difficult,' Helene Vitality's trainer David Hayes said after the draw. 'If he had drawn in close, I was quite confident but now he needs luck at the first turn and a good positive ride from Dwayne Dunn.' Helene Vitality's name was the first to come out of the random selection of runners and Hayes went forward to select the miniature Caulfield Cup from the 21 available. He found the number 14 on the underside of the base to put Helene Vitality in that gate, and he will start from it if the reserves don't gain a start as they are all drawn wider. 'Dwayne and I will have to put some thought into it, but my first thought is that we will have to go forward early and hope that others do likewise and take him into the race early,' Hayes said. 'There is a bit of speed drawn around us, and the horse on his outside, Dash For Cash, is likely to look for the lead, so he might be able to go forward with those horses then hope that he can get a trail and a rest behind them in the middle of the race.' Favourite Northerly drew barrier 10 in the race, while leading female stayers Magical Miss and Republic Lass drew well in seven and one respectively and are likely to challenge for favouritism in the betting. Craig Williams had called trainer Mike Moroney for the Cup ride on The Secondmortgage last weekend after the horse forced his way into the field by winning a Group Two event over 2,400 metres. However, Williams was resigned to missing out when Stephen Baster was booked for the ride earlier this week. But a freak accident at Caulfield races yesterday, when Baster was dumped by his mount on the way to the barrier, left him nursing a suspected wrist fracture and in doubt for the rest of the Melbourne carnival. Williams will now fly in to ride The Secondmortgage, who drew gate five. 'It's terrible luck for Stephen but I'm hoping I can make something out of the late pick-up,' Williams said.