Trainer Grahame Begg has decided to rest promising stayer Nonconformist after not being completely satisfied with the horse’s blood work.

The talented four-year-old appears to be on a path to the 2020 Caulfield Cup and 2020 Melbourne Cup, with Begg deciding to take a cautious approach.

“His blood picture wasn’t 100 per cent spot on, so I decided to wait,” Begg said.

“He’s going to run again in a couple of weeks.

“It’s not a setback, it’s just we weren’t 100 per cent happy. He won’t miss too much.”

The son of Rebel Raider was nominated for the 1700m Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.

Nonconformist is a $19 chance in the Caulfield Cup, following his strong first up return.

Watch: Nonconformist work strongly down the outside in his return run.

Author: Will Guest

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.

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