Bart Cummings’ emerging star Precedence has been hit with a 1.5kg penalty for the 2010 Melbourne Cup after his classy win in the $250,000 Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) on Cox Plate Day today.
The weight penalty lifts Precedence up from 39th to 29th on the order of entry for the 150th Melbourne Cup, set to run at Flemington on Tuesday November 2.
With the news that Monday’s third acceptances for the Melbourne Cup will not feature the likes of Vigor (27th), C’est La Guerre (21st) and Zabrasive (16th), this allows enough room for Precedence to line-up in the 24 horse Melbourne Cup final field.
More details to follow.
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