Godolphin stayer Qewy will not back up in the Melbourne Cup from his win in the Bendigo Cup.
Trainer Charlie Appleby said the six-day turnaround would be too much for Qewy who ran fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup.
“He knows he’s had a race, and I think the Cup will just come a bit soon for him,” Appleby said.
“It’s only six days between the two races.
“Hopefully we can consider another race for him in Melbourne this trip, provided he is back on top form.”
That leaves Sheikh Mohammed with Australian-trained Hartnell as his representative in the Cup in which he finished third last year.