Downdraft sits at 27th and True Self at 29th in the current order of entries for next Tuesday’s G1 Melbourne Cup.
All the big names are vying for contention in the race and Saturday’s group 3 Lexus Hotham Handicap (2500m), won last year by Prince Of Arran, offers a final chance for horses to secure a guaranteed start in the Melbourne Cup.
Notable horses to have dropped off the Melbourne Cup entry list include Avilius, Homesman, Yucatan, Verry Elleegant, Shraaoh, Mr Quickie and Big Duke.
Final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup will be taken at 4.30pm on Saturday. Prior to that, the top 35 acceptors will undergo a compulsory examination by RV veterinarians on Thursday and Friday to determine their suitability to accept.
We wait in anticipation as OTI representatives vie for a position in the race. To view the updated Melbourne Cup Order of Entry, please CLICK HERE.