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

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