MYBOYCHARLIE gelding Charlestown is line for a huge pay day this weekend when he tackles the Listed Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie in New Zealand.

The Matamata trained gelding is one of two runners for the Go Racing Syndicate together with nominal Karaka Million favourite, Ruud Awakening who will be ridden by Australian jockey Craig Williams.

Charlestown made his final approach to this weekend’s feature with a second placing behind highly touted NZ filly Recite in the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1200m) at Trentham last Saturday.

Charlestown, a $65,000 NZB Premier Yearling purchase in 2012, is from the first crop of Vinery resident Myboycharlie who was crowned Champion 2YO Colt in France after winning the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville.