Sunday at the Sunshine Coast sees the postponed...
Go ahead and count Tosen Basil out of the Melbourne Cup.
Darren Weir’s Japanese import has been ruled out of Tuesday’s $7 million feature due to a less than impressive gallop at Warnambool on Friday morning.
The seven-year old was at long $101.00 odds with Ladbrokes ahead of Australia’s greatest race, but his withdrawal now leaves Weir with just six remaining hopefuls ahead of Saturday’s final acceptances.
- Red Cardinal (IRE)
- Gallic Chieftain (FR)
- Megablast (NZ)
- Yogi (NZ)
- Sixties Groove (NZ)
- Azuro (FR)
Weir has trained only one Melbourne Cup winner, Prince of Penzance, in 2015.
With Tosen Basil ruled out, the door is now open for six-year old New Zealand gelding Zacada, who currently sits 24th in the order of entry.
Full Melbourne Cup odds can be seen below.
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