The Anthony Cummings-trained Duporth has been scratched from Friday nightâ€™s Group I Manikato Stakes due to the likelihood of a rain-affected track.
Duporth worked strongly at Moonee Valley on Monday morning but rain is forecast for Friday afternoon, the Moonee Valley circuit could possibly be downgraded to slow.
Sydney stable foreman Edward Cummings said the son of Red Ransom would not be risked on a wet track.
â€œHeâ€™s in sparkling order but we decided to keep off the wet tracks with him,â€ he said. â€œWeâ€™ve decided to wait a week and run him in the Baguette Stakes at Flemington.â€
The Baguette Stakes is the new name for the Group III Gilgai Stakes (1200m).
â€œWeâ€™ll probably take him to Flemington for a look at the track on Tuesday,â€ he said. â€œHeâ€™ll have no problems down the straight providing the track is dry.â€