Bauer won’t get the chance to avenge his second placing in the 2008 Melbourne Cup after failing to make the final field for Tuesday’s renewal.
Bauer was beaten a nose by Viewed three years ago and connections were sweating on the field falling away to enable last week’s Geelong Cup placegetter to gain a start.
Trainer Luca Cumani will still be well represented in the Melbourne Cup with Drunken Sailor and Manighar.
Godolphin, trying to win Australia’s most famous race for the first time, has Modun and Lost In The Moment in the race.
Bart Cummings will have two runners, German import Illo and Precedence, in his quest for a 13th Melbourne Cup win while fellow Sydney trainers Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller also have two starters apiece.
Waterhouse will run Caulfield Cup placegetter Tullamore and Older Than Time while Waller will be represented by The Verminator and Hawk Island.
Connections of Glass Harmonium decided to pay up for the Cup following his decisive Mackinnon Stakes victory on Saturday while Niwot earned himself a spot with his Lexus Stakes win.