Trainer Danny O’Brien will have one less runner in today’s $7.5 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) following the scratching of six-year-old gelding King Of Leogrance.
The son of Camelot was inspected by Racing Victoria stewards this morning and was found to be lame in his off fore leg.
King Of Leogrance won the Group 2 Adelaide Cup during the Autumn and was installed as a 41-1 chance in the Melbourne Cup market after running third in the Geelong Cup.
O’Brien is hoping to become the fifth trainer to win back-to-back Melbourne Cup’s after winning last year’s great race with Vow and Declare.
The champion trainer will also line up South Australian Derby winner Russian Camelot, who will go around at 12-1 in Ladbrokes’ market following a last start third in the Cox Plate, as well as last start Moonee Valley Cup winner Miami Bound.
Ladbrokes’ complete Melbourne Cup market can be viewed here.
Updated final field and barrier draw for the 2020 Melbourne Cup (3200m)
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||0330x25x12||ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||3||58.5kg||122|
|2||54533×4626||AVILIUS||James Cummings||John Allen||10||57kg||116|
|3||21x395x900||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Jamie Mott||4||57kg||115|
|4||3354x6221x||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Ben Melham||11||56kg||113|
|5||44x2x222x1||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||14||55.5kg||121|
|6||x70x7x2113||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||12||55.5kg||115|
|7||42212×1411||VERRY ELEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||15||55.5kg||0.5kg||116|
|8||x1225x0098||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Michael Rodd||2||55kg||114|
|9||2104xPx72x||STRATRUM ALBION (GB)||Willie Mullins||Jordan Childs||9||55kg||114|
|10||14579×1140||DASHING WILLOUGBY (GB)||Andrew Balding||Michael Walker||19||54.5kg||112|
|11||x51257x335||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||6||54.5kg||112|
|12||20x3x36x34||PRINCE OF ARRAN||Charllie Fellowes||Jamie Kah||1||54.5kg||112|
|13||132x415x29||SURPRISE BABY (NZ)||Paul Preusker||Craig Williams||7||54.5kg||113|
|15||2x411x2123||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||16||53.5kg||118|
|16||x4679x0331||STEEL PRINCE||Anthony & Sam Freedman||WilliamPike||21||53.5kg||1.0kg||111|
|17||38572×1873||THE CHOSEN ONE||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Daniel Stackhouse||5||53.5kg||111|
|18||853x5x2241||ASHRUN (FR)||Declan Bates||Declan Bates||24||53kg||110|
|19||755633×769||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Luke Currie||8||53kg||115|
|20||6416341×04||ETAH JAMES (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Billy Egan||22||52.5kg||106|
|21||3x12x1||TIGER MOTH||Aidan O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy||23||52.5kg||2.5kg||114|
|22||07511×0003||OCEANEX||Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr||Dean Yendall||17||51.5kg||108|
|23||1x84x40661||MIAMI BOUND||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||13||51kg||111|
|24||3121112121||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Dee||20||51kg||1.0kg||107|