The Bart Cummings winner ‘Almandin’ has received a 1kg penalty for the 2016 Melbourne Cup.
Almandin was allocated 50kg for the Melbourne Cup before receiving the 1kg penalty taking his weight for the race to 51kg.
Owner Lloyd Williams indicated that Almandin is likely to head straight into the Melbourne Cup with his ballot exemption.
“Almandin’s 1kg penalty takes him to 51kg, the same weight carried in the Melbourne Cup by fellow The Bart Cummings winners Araldo (2013) and Dolphin Jo (2007), who both finished fifth in their respective years,” Carpenter said.
“Importantly, Almandin has now secured a ballot exempt position in the final field of 24 in the Emirates Melbourne Cup.”
Almandin is not entered in the BMW Caulfield Cup.
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