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The 2010 Melbourne Cup second declarations were taken by VRC today narrowing down the list of stayers vying for a spot in the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field to 78.
Seventy-three horses have dropped out of contention since the first declaration stage for the 150th Melbourne Cup, due to run as Race 7 at Flemington on Tuesday November 2.
Cups King Bart Cummings has paid up for five of his stable stars to continue on the $6 million Melbourne Cup path as the legendary trainer attempts his 13th Melbourne Cup win.
Cummings still has Cox Plate champion So You Think, recent JRA Cup winner Precedence, top mare Faint Perfume, seven-year-old Empires Choice coming back into contention after an eye-catching third in the George Main Stakes, and Dariana entered for the famous handicap.
Bart Cummings Horses Still on 2010 Melbourne Cup Trail:
- So You Think
- Faint Perfume
- Empires Choice
Notable absentees from the Melbourne Cup second declaration stage include Gai Waterhouse’s imported galloper Black Mamba, Godolphin’s Cavalryman, the David Hayes-trained Chartreux, British galloper Imposing, Rebel Raider and Rite Of Passage.
Notable Absentees from 2010 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations:
- Black Mamba (Gai Waterhouse)
- Cavalryman (Saeed Bin Suroor)
- Chartreux (David Hayes)
- Doubtful Jack (Peter Moody)
- Imposing (Robert Hickmott)
- Rebel Raider (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas)
- Rite Of Passage (Dermot K Weld)
- Speed Gifted (Lee Freedman)
- Trusting (John P Thompson)
A number of quality international horses are also still heading towards a run in the 2010 Melbourne Cup including French stayer Americain, Hong Kong’s Mr Medici, the Dermot Weld-trained Profound Beauty and the only horse yet to pass the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption, Sans Frontieres.
Also released at midday today were the 2010 Caulfield Cup third declarations leaving 41 in contention, and the 2010 Cox Plate third declarations with just 24 weight-for-age runners paid up for, heating up the betting markets for these other Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features.
Third declarations for this year’s Melbourne Cup are taken at the end of the month on October 25.
Leading online bookmaker Sportsbet are set to reopen their Melbourne Cup betting shortly following the reshuffle after second declarations, with reigning champion Shocking still expected to be the favourite.
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2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup Second Declarations
|1||ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE)||Lee Freedman||100|
|2||AJHAR (USA)||Lee Freedman||94|
|4||AMERICAIN (USA)||Alain de Royer Dupre||110|
|7||BASALTICO (IRE)||Bill & Symon Wilde||95|
|8||BAUER (IRE)||Luca Cumani||110|
|9||BECQU ADOREE (FR)||Luca Cumani||82|
|10||BERLIOZ (NZ)||David Hayes||93|
|11||BUCCELLATI (GB)||Tony Noonan||109|
|12||C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||108|
|13||CAMPANOLOGIST (USA)||Saeed Bin Suroor||116|
|14||CAPECOVER (NZ)||Patrick Payne||106|
|16||COUNT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||93|
|17||CROCODILE CANYON (NZ)||Howard Mathews||–|
|19||DESCARADO (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||107|
|20||DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB)||Lee Freedman||109|
|21||DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE)||Luca Cumani||108|
|22||EASTERN ARIA (UAE)||Mark Johnston||108|
|23||EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||103|
|24||EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||82|
|25||FAINT PERFUME||Bart Cummings||108|
|26||GET UP JUDE||Kevin Moses||91|
|27||GOLDEN CHARMER||Dan O’Sullivan||82|
|28||GOTHIC CROWN||Todd Balfour||64|
|29||HARRIS TWEED (NZ)||Murray & Bjorn Baker||107|
|30||HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||104|
|31||HOLBERG (UAE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||107|
|32||HOME ON A WING||Anthony Cummings||–|
|33||ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB)||William J Knight||112|
|34||JESSICABEEL (NZ)||John O’Shea||108|
|35||JEUNEYS END||Allan Fitzgerald||78|
|37||MALUCKYDAY (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||73|
|38||MANIGHAR (FR)||Luca Cumani||110|
|39||MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||109|
|40||METAL BENDER (NZ)||Chris Waller||116|
|41||MILES ABOVE||Denis Daffy||88|
|42||MONACO CONSUL (NZ)||Michael Moroney||108|
|43||MONTAHLIA (NZ)||Michael Kent||89|
|45||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||107|
|46||MR CHARLIE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||82|
|47||MR MEDICI (IRE)||Peter Ho||112|
|48||MUIR (GB)||Robert Hickmott||82|
|49||MY BENTLEY (NZ)||Michael Kent||82|
|51||NO WINE NO SONG||Kevin Moses||108|
|52||NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||89|
|53||ONCE WERE WILD||Gai Waterhouse||108|
|54||PERSIAN STAR||Robert Smerdon||101|
|55||PHAZE ACTION||Robbie Laing||86|
|56||POMPEYANO (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||101|
|57||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||101|
|58||PROFOUND BEAUTY (IRE)||Dermot K Weld||112|
|59||RED RULER (NZ)||John Sargent||108|
|60||RIGHT FONG||David Balfour||97|
|62||SAINT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||–|
|63||SANS FRONTIERES (IRE)||Jeremy Noseda||117|
|64||SEA GALLEON||Colin & Cindy Alderson||70|
|66||SHOOT OUT||John Wallace||115|
|67||SO YOU THINK (NZ)||Bart Cummings||118|
|68||STANSTILL (IRE)||Michael Kent||–|
|69||STERLING PRINCE (NZ)||Wayne Hillis||102|
|70||THE HOMBRE||John Bary||–|
|71||TOKAI TRICK (JPN)||Kenji Nonaka||111|
|72||TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)||Chris Waller||114|
|74||VIGOR (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||110|
|75||ZABRASIVE (NZ)||John O’Shea||107|
|77||ZAVITE (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||110|
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