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79 horses still in Melbourne Cup contention after first declarations

October 4, 2011

With four weeks to go until the Melbourne Cup, 79 horses are still in with a chance of joining the illustrious honour roll as a winner of the race that stops the nation.

Playing God was the only surprise non-acceptor.

Unlikely runners including Descarado, Herculian Prince, Linton and Tactic have been paid up for at this stage.

A total of 13 international horses are still in the running, as well as highly touted imports Lucas Cranach and Illo.

Leviathan owner Lloyd Williams still has six horses in contention for the great race.

Here are first declarations for the race that stops the nation, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m):

Race 7 – Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $900,000, 3rd $450,000, 4th $250,000, 5th $175,000, 6th $125,000, 7th $125,000, 8th $125,000, 9th $125,000, 10th $125,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 49kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 24

 

Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Anthony Freedman 95
2 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 105
3 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 109
4 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre
5 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 89
6 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 106
7 BACK IN BLACK (NZ) John Steffert
8 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani 103
9 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds
10 COSMONAUT Bart Cummings 67
11 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 112
12 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 115
13 DIYARAKA (FR) Michael Moroney 78
14 DREAMAWAY Dean Binaisse 102
15 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani
16 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 109
17 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 95
18 FOX HUNT (IRE) Mark Johnston
19 GALIZANI John P Thompson 90
20 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 112
21 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 95
22 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller
23 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
24 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde 99
25 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith
26 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings
27 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Chris Waller
28 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek 95
29 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan
30 ISHANT Peter G Moody 87
31 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) Mark Johnston
32 KING GLADIATOR Chris Waller
33 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
34 LAMASERY David Vandyke
35 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 105
36 LINTON Robert Hickmott 108
37 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray Baker 114
38 LOPOV (NZ) Danny O’Brien 78
39 LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor
40 LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman
41 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 98
42 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 96
43 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani
44 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Judy Mawer 100
45 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 112
46 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 87
47 MIGHTY HIGH (FR) John Moore 109
48 MODUN (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor
49 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 108
50 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Brian Ellison 103
51 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller
52 MY SCOTSGREY (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 95
53 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
54 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse
55 PEGEMBAK Bart Cummings
56 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell
57 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne
58 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 108
59 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan 100
60 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes 92
61 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop
62 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings
63 REPRISAL David Hayes
64 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
65 SAHARA SUN (CHI) Luca Cumani 103
66 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison 103
67 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 109
68 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 88
69 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie 98
70 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens 92
71 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller
72 SUNSET CAFE Leon Corstens 75
73 TACTIC (GB) David Hayes 103
74 TANBY Robert Hickmott 95
75 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller
76 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
77 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 85
78 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 110
79 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
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