Fresh from winning a record equalling fourth Melbourne Cup as an owner, Lloyd Williams has forecast an ambitious plan to win next year's Australian Cup (2000m) with Green Moon.
And Williams has said he may even tackle Victoria's premier weight-for-age race in the autumn first-up at Flemington on the Labour Day weekend with his latest Melbourne Cup winner.
"He will only have one or two runs in the autumn maximum," Williams told Melbourne racing radio station RSN on Wednesday morning when asked about his future plans for Green Moon.
"He may even run in the Australian Cup first-up."
Williams said Green Moon was good enough to win the Australian Cup first-up in March despite his failure in Australia's weight-for-age championship - the Cox Plate - prior to his Melbourne Cup win on Tuesday.
"He just loves the big courses like Flemington so we may try and win the Australian Cup first-up."
Williams said Green Moon's next challenge was to prove himself as a weight-for-age horse after his failure in this year's Cox Plate when he ran seventh behind Ocean Park.
However Williams has no doubt his latest superstar has the ability to do just that believing his poor Cox Plate run was more due to bad luck - he was trapped wide in running - than anything else.
"I would love to see him have another crack at the Cox Plate next spring," Williams said.
Brett Prebble, the winning rider aboard Green Moon on Tuesday when he carried just 53.5kg to victory after lumping 59kg in the Cox Plate, has no doubt Green Moon will improve even further next year.
"He is a serious animal and his next preparation will be his peak preparation," Prebble said of Green Moon, who will be seven years old come next spring.
"Next season he will be the horse to be reckoned with."
For Williams, his fourth Melbourne Cup win come more than 30 years after his first with Just A Dash in 1981 with his others being What A Nuisance in 1985 and Efficient in 2007.
In doing so he equalled the modern-day record for an owner in the Melbourne Cup set by Bart Cummings' long-time close friend Dato Tan Chin Nam, who won with Think Big in 1974 and 1975, Saintly in 1996 and Viewed in 2008 - all trained by Cummings - while John Tait and Etienne De Mestre also owned four Melbourne Cup winners in the 19th century.
But Williams said he could not have achieved the record equalling win without the hard work of all his staff at his private training facility at Macedon Lodge in Mount Macedon, 60 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.