Last Chance for International Horses to Make 2010 Melbourne Cup Field

October 22, 2010

Last Chance for International Horses to Make 2010 Melbourne Cup Field

There is now less than two weeks to go before the 2010 Melbourne Cup ‘stops the nation’ on Tuesday November 2, and with a number of star international horses still outside the top 28 horses on the order of entry the fight to make the field for the world’s richest handicap is now on.

Seven overseas raiders including Dermot Weld’s classy mare Profound Beauty, Hong Kong galloper Mr Medici, Japan’s Tokai Trick and French stayer Americain may have secured a spot in the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field this year, but there are still four international runners that are in danger of missing the famous Flemington feature.

International Horses Assured of 2010 Melbourne Cup Run:

  • Campanologist (5th)
  • Profound Beauty (8th)
  • Mr Medici (9th)
  • Illustrious Blue (11th)
  • Tokai Trick (12th)
  • Americain (13th)
  • Manighar (20th )

International Entries in Danger of Missing out on 2010 Melbourne Cup Run:

  • Bauer (24th)
  • Holberg (30th)
  • Drunken Sailor (31st)
  • Eastern Aria (32nd)

Just four races remain leading-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup offering a ballot exemption for the $6 million showdown.

The winner and placegetters from this Saturday’s Cox Plate, as well as the winner of the Victoria Derby, Mackinnon Stakes and Lexus Stakes the following week can all earn a Melbourne Cup run.

Connections of 2008 Melbourne Cup runner-up Bauer will be holding their breath for the results of these events as the eight-year-old grey is on the border of getting into the line-up, currently sitting 24th in the Melbourne Cup order of entry.

Bauer, back in the racing spotlight following a two year injury-induced spell after their Melbourne Cup run two years ago, is not scheduled to race again before the 2010 Melbourne Cup meaning he could be pushed out of contention.

Bauer’s stablemate, the fellow Luca Cumani-trained runner Drunken Sailor, was unable to move up the ballot on Wednesday after failing in their Australian debut.

The six-year-old gelding ran in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2406m), but finished a disappointing 11th to Americain.

Drunken Sailor injured his near fore hoof in the Geelong Cup, the area left bloodied after the run with a minor nick in the coronet band detected.

The injury will not deter Cumani from pursuing another avenue to get Drunken Sailor into the Melbourne Cup this year, the horse having been given the all clear from Racing Victoria vets to continue his spring campaign.

The UK stayer will be entered in the Group 2 The Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Derby Day in a final bid to make the top 24.

Other internationals in limbo are the Godolphin-owned duo of Holberg (30th) and Eastern Aria (32nd).

Now is the time to get in on the Melbourne Cup betting action with generous odds still available on the top contenders at Luxbet so sign up today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Adelaide Cup Results: Goo...

Canterbury Stakes 2021 Results...

Canterbury Stakes 2021 Results: Savatiano Scores First Group 1 Win

Godolphin’s last start Expressway Stakes winning mare Savatiano finally...

2021 Australian Cup Results: H...

2021 Australian Cup Results: Homesman Wins in $26 Upset

Veteran seven-year-old Homesman continued an excellent Melbourne Autumn Racing...

2021 Newmarket Handicap Result...

2021 Newmarket Handicap Results: Zoutori Carries Topweight to Victory

In a remarkable performance by the 57kg topweight the Mathew Ellerton &...

2021 Challenge Stakes Winner E...

2021 Challenge Stakes Winner Eduardo Upsets Nature Strip Ahead of The Galaxy

There was a major upset in the 2021 Challenge Stakes results on Randwick...

Race Results

2021 Adelaide Cup Results: Good Idea Wins In Upset

Canterbury Stakes 2021 Results: Savatiano Scores First Group 1 Win

2021 Australian Cup Results: Homesman Wins in $26 Upset

Randwick Guineas 2021 Winner Lion’s Roar onto Rosehill

2021 Newmarket Handicap Results: Zoutori Carries Topweight to Victory

Race Previews

2021 All-Star Mile Field & Odds Revealed: Arcadia Queen v Probabeel

2021 Adelaide Cup Field & Betting Update: Tralee Rose Odds-On Favourite

Super Saturday 2021: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Godolphin Stars Head 2021 Canterbury Stakes Field & Betting

Aegon Dominates 2021 Randwick Guineas Field & Odds

Fields & Form

2021 All-Star Mile Field & Odds Revealed: Arcadia Queen v Probabeel

2021 Adelaide Cup Field & Betting Update: Tralee Rose Odds-On Favourite

Super Saturday 2021: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Randwick Guineas Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

Godolphin Stars Head 2021 Canterbury Stakes Field & Betting