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A total of 47 declarations have been received for the $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), to be run next Tuesday.

The number is higher than most years.

In 2009, 42 horses remained in contention at this stage, while in 2008, 39 horses remained in the running.

Incredibly, out of the top 40, only four horses pulled out – Sans Frontieres, Zabrasive, Doctor Fremantle and Vigor.

This leaves a number of key runners unlikely to get a start unless there is a high attrition rate.

These include Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence, Wellington Cup winner Red Ruler, Herbert Power Stakes winner Linton, the Metropolitan quinella Herculian Prince and Mourayan, Sydney Cup winner No Wine No Song and the internationally-trained trio Holberg, Drunken Sailor and Eastern Aria.

The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) allows the winner to get a ballot exemption for the Melbourne Cup.

Both races will be the final opportunity for horses to sneak into the Cup field.

Final acceptances are taken at 5pm on Saturday afternoon.



No Horse Trainer Handicapper
1 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman 100
2 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 106
3 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 110
4 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani 110
5 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan 109
6 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 108
7 CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor 116
8 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne 106
9 CEDARBERG Pat Carey 66
10 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 93
11 DARIANA Bart Cummings 106
12 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 115
13 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani 108
14 EASTERN ARIA (UAE) Mark Johnston 108
15 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 82
16 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings 108
17 GOTHIC CROWN Todd Balfour 64
18 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker 107
19 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 110
20 HOLBERG (UAE) Saeed Bin Suroor 107
21 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) William J Knight 112
22 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea 108
23 LINTON Robert Hickmott 99
24 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 73
25 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani 110
26 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien 109
27 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 116
28 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney 108
29 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 100
30 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 107
31 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody 82
32 MR MEDICI (IRE) Peter Ho 112
33 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent 82
34 NO WINE NO SONG Kevin Moses 108
35 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse 108
36 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 101
37 PROFOUND BEAUTY (IRE) Dermot K Weld 112
38 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent 108
39 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 70
40 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 115
41 SHOOT OUT John Wallace 115
42 SO YOU THINK (NZ) Bart Cummings 118
43 STANSTILL (IRE) Michael Kent 89
44 TOKAI TRICK (JPN) Kenji Nonaka 111
45 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil 98
46 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 110
47 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott 116

Written by Andrew Hawkins

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