Melbourne Cup: Tosen Basil Ruled Out, Weir Down to Six Hopefuls

November 2, 2018

Melbourne Cup: Tosen Basil Ruled Out, Weir Down to Six Hopefuls

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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