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The prospect of a closed border between NSW and Victoria has trainer Matthew Williams playing it safe with multiple Group 1 winner Gailo Chop (Deportivo), entering him for races in both states. Gailo Chop is entered for both Rosehill’s Doncaster Prelude (Gr 3, 1500m) and Bendigo’s Golden Mile (Listed, 1600m) with Williams likely to accept for both races if the border remains open. "He will definitely run at the weekend, just where I don't know," Williams said. “I see there is a bit of rain forecast in Sydney so there is some chance he may go that way. If he did happen to go he could then stay with Matthew Smith at Warwick Farm who has a few OTI horses and he would then run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick." Longer term, Williams hopes to have Gailo Chop in Queensland for the Hollindale Stakes (Gr 2, 1800m) and the Doomben Cup (Gr 1, 2000m), dependent on travel restrictions.