Caulfield Cup winning-trainer Murray Baker is hoping the handicapper is lenient with Mongolian Khan when he decides on a Melbourne Cup penalty.
Baker said he hoped Racing Victoria’s Greg Carpenter would give the four-year-old no more than an extra kilogram on top of his original weight of 55kg.
Carpenter will announce the re-handicap on Monday.
Mongolian Khan is the $7 third favourite for the Cup with Japanese horse Fame Game at $4.60 and Caulfield Cup runner-up Trip To Paris at $6.
Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is unlikely to defend his title after pulling up sore when 15th behind Mongolian Khan on Saturday.