Another key Melbourne Cup contender who had a guaranteed start in the race has been ruled out after a decision was made to spell the horse following a disappointing run in the Caulfield Cup.
The Team Hawkes trained Inference will not line-up in the 2017 Melbourne Cup Field after a decision was made to spell the horse following his disappointing 15th in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.
Inference was on the 12th line of Melbourne Cup Order of Entry which means his absence will open another spot in the Melbourne Cup Field.
Inference was an $81 chance in Melbourne Cup markets.
Another confirmed out of the Melbourne Cup is Inference. @HawkesRacing have confirmed horse is heading to spelling paddock.
— Sky Sports Radio (@SkySportsRadio1) October 25, 2017