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163 horses have been entered in a quest to win the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup.

Bart Cummings will have last year’s Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence and import Illo spearheading an attempt to win his unbelievable thirteenth Melbourne Cup.

He also has Cosmonaut, Pegembak and Tamanu Park among the entries.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Americain has been entered, as have compatriots Dunaden and Ile De Re.

Jukebox Jury, who defeated them last start in the Kergolay, has been nominated but is an unlikely visitor, as is his stablemate and fellow entry Fox Hunt.

As reported earlier today, Godolphin have entered Group 1 winner Cavalryman and the emerging Lost in the Moment for the Cup, with a start depending on how they run next time out.

Irish master Aidan O’Brien will not be back after failing to nominate any horses.

He was last here in 2008, when tactics failed miserably.

Luca Cumani has run second twice, and will try to finally land his first Cup with the likes of Bauer, Drunken Sailor, Manighar and Sahara Sun nominated.

Until last year, the only European trainer to win the Melbourne Cup was Dermot Weld.

Although he is unlikely to return, he still has Galileo’s Choice and Sense of Purpose among entries.

Other international entries of note include Hong Kong’s Mighty High (John Moore), Ireland’s Red Cadeaux (Ed Dunlop) and Bob Le Beau (Jessica Harrington) and England’s Moyenne Corniche and Saptapadi (both Brian Ellison)

After pondering yesterday whether any three year olds would be nominated, I am pleased to say that there is a three year old amongst entries.

This is Amici Nero, a three year old Blackfriars gelding from Western Australia.

However, the Melbourne Cup dream is officially over for 2007 winner Efficient, who was not nominated by owner Lloyd Williams.

Still, Williams has twelve entries, including Epsom Derby runner up At First Sight, Irish Derby runner up Midas Touch, The BMW runner up Mourayan and the locally-bred Linton and Base.

Entries are significantly down on last year’s number of 253, given the later nomination date.

Weights will be released on September 13.

Here are the entries for the $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), to be run November 1:

7- EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP (3200 METRES)

Of $6000000 and $200000 trophies. 1st $3600000 and trophies of $175000 to owner $10000 to trainer $10000 to jockey $5000 to strapper, 2nd $900000, 3rd $450000, 4th $250000, 5th $175000, 6th $125000, 7th $125000, 8th $125000, 9th $125000, 10th $125000.

(GROUP 1).

No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24

NoHorseTrainerHandicapper
Rating
1ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE)Anthony Freedman100
2ABSOLUTELYMichael Kent105
3ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ)Michael Moroney78
4AKINOSHIRABE (JPN)John P Thompson
5AKZAR (IRE)Robert Hickmott87
6ALANDI (IRE)Robert Hickmott111
7ALCOPOPJake Stephens
8ALLANTHUSBrian Jenkins82
9ALTIUSChris Waller
10AMERICAIN (USA)Alain de Royer Dupre
11AMICI NEROLindsey Smith
12ANACHEEVAPeter G Moody108
13ANUDJAWUN (NZ)Shaun Dwyer89
14AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE)Robert Hickmott105
15BACK IN BLACK (NZ)John Steffert
16BASE (NZ)Robert Hickmott
17BAUER (IRE)Luca Cumani
18BLACK AND BENTRobert Smerdon100
19BLACKIE (NZ)Michael Kent96
20BOB LE BEAU (IRE)Jessica Harrington
21BOOMING (NZ)Jeff Lynds
22BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ)Michael Moroney105
23BRUSHING (GB)Mark Tompkins
24BUILDER O’REILLY (NZ)Leon Corstens61
25CAVALRYMAN (GB)Saeed Bin Suroor
26COSMONAUTBart Cummings65
27CROCODILE CANYON (NZ)Kevin Myers
28DANGEROUS MIDGE (USA)Brian Meehan
29DECEMBER DRAW (IRE)Mark Kavanagh95
30DESCARADO (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
31DIYARAKA (FR)Michael Moroney82
32DON CARLOS (GER)Michael Moroney82
33DON DOMINGO (NZ)Graham Richardson
34DON’T PUT IT THERE (NZ)Jim & Greg Lee
35DREAMAWAYDean Binaisse102
36DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE)Luca Cumani
37DUBLIN DARLIN (NZ)Shaun Dwyer62
38DUNADEN (FR)Mikel Delzangles
39EMAS (NZ)Ciaron Maher58
40ERUPTIOUS (NZ)Michael Kent88
41EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)Terry & Karina O’Sullivan99
42EXCLUDED (NZ)Robert Hickmott76
43FINIGUERRADarryl Dodson
44FORETELLER (GB)Chris Waller
45FOX HUNT (IRE)Mark Johnston
46GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE)Dermot K Weld
47GALIZANIJohn P Thompson
48GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE)Michael Moroney108
49GO WITH THE FLO (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
50GREEN MOON (IRE)Robert Hickmott89
51GUEST WINGShane A Edwards93
52HARRIS TWEED (NZ)Murray Baker110
53HAWK ISLAND (IRE)Chris Waller
54HEAD NORTHJason Warren82
55HEEZ BORN LUCKY (NZ)Leigh Childs71
56HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ)Gai Waterhouse106
57HIDDEN GEMDavid Vandyke
58HISSING SIDBill & Symon Wilde102
59HOME ON A WINGAnthony Cummings
60HUME (NZ)Brian Smith
61I’M JAKE (NZ)David Brideoake90
62ILE DE RE (FR)Ian Williams
63ILLO (GER)Bart Cummings
64ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB)Chris Waller107
65INNOCENT LADY (NZ)Graeme Sanders
66IRONSTEINGerald Ryan
67ISHANTPeter G Moody85
68JUKEBOX JURY (IRE)Mark Johnston
69KING GLADIATORChris Waller
70KING’S ROSE (NZ)Peter G Moody108
71KITTENSMark Kavanagh
72LALLA ROOKHLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
73LAMASERYDavid Vandyke
74LARISTAN (FR)David Hayes97
75LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ)Peter G Moody105
76LINTONRobert Hickmott109
77LION TAMER (NZ)Murray Baker
78LITTORIONigel Blackiston110
79LOPOV (NZ)Danny O’Brien78
80LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE)Saeed Bin Suroor
81LUCAS CRANACH (GER)Anthony Freedman
82LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHTMathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra96
83MACEDONIAN (NZ)Peter G Moody98
84MALUCKYDAY (NZ)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes108
85MANIGHAR (FR)Luca Cumani
86MANY STARS (NZ)Anthony Cummings
87MARDEN (IRE)Chris Waller
88MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)Judy Mawer104
89MEEZNAH (USA)David Lanigan
90MIDAS TOUCH (GB)Robert Hickmott111
91MIDNIGHT MARTINIMark Kavanagh82
92MIGHTY HIGH (FR)John Moore112
93MODULE (NZ)Peter Gelagotis92
94MODUN (IRE)Sir Michael Stoute
95MONTAHLIA (NZ)Michael Kent90
96MONTGOMERY (NZ)Colin & Cindy Alderson74
97MOURAYAN (IRE)Robert Hickmott106
98MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB)Brian Ellison
99MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)Ciaron Maher66
100MUSHATTAMark Kavanagh75
101MY BENTLEY (NZ)Michael Kent97
102MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB)Chris Waller112
103MY SCOTSGREY (NZ)Shaune Ritchie95
104NIWOTMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes101
105OLDER THAN TIMEGai Waterhouse
106OLYMPIC WIN (NZ)Robert Smerdon89
107ONCE WERE WILDGai Waterhouse109
108PADDY O’REILLY (NZ)Robert Smerdon100
109PEGEMBAKBart Cummings
110PERGOLA (NZ)Colin & Cindy Alderson
111PINKER PINKERGreg Eurell101
112PLANET PURPLEKerry Parker
113PLATINUM PASSIONMichael Moroney92
114PLAYING GODNeville Parnham110
115PRAECIDO (NZ)David Payne
116PRECEDENCE (NZ)Bart Cummings109
117RAFFAELLOPatrick F Ryan101
118REBEL SOLDIER (IRE)David Hayes98
119RED CADEAUX (GB)Ed Dunlop
120RED COLOSSUSGreg Eurell103
121RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ)Anthony Cummings
122REPRISALDavid Hayes82
123REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
124RIGHT OF REFUSALNigel Blackiston89
125SADDLE THE STARSChris Ryan62
126SAHARA SUN (CHI)Luca Cumani
127SAPTAPADI (IRE)Brian Ellison
128SCARLETT LADY (NZ)Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
129SEAN BAILE MORTodd Balfour72
130SEGURO (NZ)Brian Jenkins68
131SENSE OF PURPOSE (IRE)Dermot K Weld
132SEPTEMBER MORN (IRE)Robert Hickmott71
133SHADOWS IN THE SUNAnthony Cummings100
134SHAMROCKER (NZ)Danny O’Brien112
135SHEWANRobert Smerdon85
136SHOWCAUSEFrank Ritchie
137SIERRA NEVADA (NZ)Richard Otto75
138SIMPRE ARRIBA (NZ)Ciaron Maher
139SPECHENKABen Ahrens
140SPLENDID HONOURSPaul Perry
141STAND TO GAIN (IRE)Chris Waller
142STRATOCRACYMichael Moroney70
143SUNSET CAFELeon Corstens75
144SWOOPERDarryl Dodson
145SYREONChris Waller
146TACTIC (GB)David Hayes104
147TAMANU PARKBart Cummings74
148TANBYRobert Hickmott89
149TED SPREAD (GB)Mark Tompkins
150THE VERMINATORChris Waller
151TINSELTOWN (NZ)Michael Moroney
152TITCH (NZ)Kevin Myers
153TRAIN CRUSHER (NZ)Shane A Edwards61
154TRUSTINGJohn P Thompson107
155TULLAMORE (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
156TWO FOR TEA (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
157UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA)Michael Kent
158VESPERRobert Hickmott95
159VIGOR (NZ)Danny O’Brien109
160VIKING LEGENDRoss Simpson & Tracey Barnes
161WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ)Gai Waterhouse
162ZAGREBDavid Hayes95
163ZARA DANCER (NZ)Bruce Wallace
 
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