Another spot has opened in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup field after a disappointing run by a guaranteed starter in the race in today’s Bendigo Cup.
Howard Be Thy Name who was 19th in the Melbourne Cup order of entry will not contest Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup after finishing 5th in today’s Bendigo Cup.
Darren Weir will now rely on Real Love to win him back to back Melbourne Cup’s. Real Love who was disappointing in the Caulfield Cup will run in Saturday’s Lexus Stakes before a final decision whether the former WA mare will line-up in the race.
No Melbourne Cup for Howard Be Thy Name according to Darren Weir @Racing
— Brent Zerafa (@brentzerafa) October 26, 2016