The connections of two runners have confirmed they will not pay the final declaration fee for the 2010 Melbourne Cup today, with C’est La Guerre and Faint Perfume big defectors from the Melbourne Cup Field.
The Lloyd Williams’ contingent suffered a blow with 2008 Melbourne Cup third placegetter C’est La Guerre ruled out of a run in the $6 million Flemington feature next Tuesday, while Bart Cummings’ two star mares Dariana and now Faint Perfume are also out.
Earlier in the day the Races.com.au team reported an injury had ruled Dariana out of the Melbourne Cup, and now another stable star from Cummings is out with Faint Perfume’s disappointing ninth place finish in the Mackinnon Stakes today forcing connections to abandon Melbourne Cup plans.
Cummings still has superstar So You Think on track to win him his 13th Melbourne Cup, the four-year-old blitzing his rivals in another brilliant Group 1 win in the Mackinnon earlier today at Victoria Derby Day.
In other Melbourne Cup news connections of today’s The Lexus Stakes winner have confirmed they will accept Maluckyday for the Melbourne Cup final declarations.
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