Owner Lloyd Williams had advised stewards Caulfield Cup runner-up Green Moon will race forward with stablemate Mourayan in the Lexus Stakes in a last ditch bid to earn a place in the Melbourne Cup.
While Mourayan is already guaranteed a Cup start, Green Moon must win the Lexus which exempts the winner from the Cup ballot.
He is one 11 Lexus runners still in Cup contention but outside of the top 24 on the order of entry list.
Others are Moyenne Corniche, Niwot, Spechenka, Showcause, Macedonian, Galizani, Anudjawun, Raffaello, Midnight Martini and Reprisal.
Gai Waterhouse scratched Tullamore from the Lexus on Friday after he was virtually assured of a start in the Melbourne Cup.
Tullamore, who finished third to Southern Speed in the Caulfield Cup, is now 23rd in order of entry after Linton was withdrawn from the Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes and the Cup.
The Verminator makes up the top 24 and will run in Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
The Mackinnon winner is exempt from the Melbourne Cup ballot but all Cup contenders in the Mackinnon are in the Cup field as it stands.