Melbourne Cup 2010 Third Declarations Released

October 25th, 2010

The third declarations for the Melbourne Cup 2010 were released this morning, with 47 horses remaining in contention for the final field of 24 that will be decided after Victoria Derby Day this Saturday.

Leading in number 1 is So You Think, who finally earned a balloting out exemption with his Cox Plate win this past Saturday. So You Think has been unbeaten in this campaign and will look to take his first Melbourne Cup and further increase the Melbourne Cup achievements of his trainer Bart Cummings. He is even favoured at $4.20 to win in the early odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, which will shorten significantly on the day.

So You Think isn’t the only runner guaranteed a start in the 2010 Melbourne Cup, though, as Caulfield Cup winner Descarado, 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, and the inimitable Shoot Out will all be sure to run in the cup.

Some notable absentees in the third declarations include Sans Frontieres, Zabrasive, Doctor Fremantle and Vigor. These have all performed below expectations this season, and have been removed from the running despite having been placed highly in the ballot previously.

The eliminations have not finished yet, and there are many excellent runners who could easily miss out on a Melbourne Cup run this year if they do not move up the balloting order.

Precedence, Mourayan, Herculian Prince, Alcopop and Linton are all beyond the starting number of 24, and there are no emergencies in the Melbourne Cup. With this in mind, it won’t be surprising to see all these runners active on Victoria Derby day, especially with balloting exemptions up for grabs in the Lexus Stakes, the Mackinnon Stakes, and the Victoria Derby.

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2010 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations

No. Horse Ballot Weight Trainer Career Hcp Racing
1 SO YOU THINK 1 56.0 Bart Cummings 10-7-2-0 122
2 DESCARADO 3 54.0 Gai Waterhouse 14-4-4-1 115
3 SHOCKING (BLKS) 4 57.0 Mark Kavanagh 22-6-6-2 118
4 SHOOT OUT 5 55.0 John Wallace 17-7-2-3 116
5 METAL BENDER (BLKS) 6 56.0 Chris Waller 18-8-3-1 116
6 CAMPANOLOGIST 7 56.0 Saeed Bin Suroor 25-9-4-4 114
7 ZIPPING 8 55.5 Robert Hickmott 44-15-3-7 119
8 MONACO CONSUL 9 54.0 Michael Moroney 15-3-1-3 110
9 PROFOUND BEAUTY 10 54.0 Dermot K Weld 20-9-4-3 N/A
10 MR MEDICI 11 55.0 Peter Ho 34-5-12-7 112
11 FAINT PERFUME 12 52.0 Bart Cummings 15-5-1-1 108
12 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE 13 55.0 William J Knight 54-10-10-7 112
13 TOKAI TRICK 14 54.5 Kenji Nonaka 44-8-6-3 111
14 DARIANA (BLKS) 15 51.5 Bart Cummings 13-3-2-1 108
15 AMERICAIN 16 54.5 Alain de Royer Dupre 19-7-3-2 112
16 ONCE WERE WILD 18 51.5 Gai Waterhouse 12-6-1-0 108
17 ZAVITE 19 54.0 Anthony Cummings 57-10-6-3 110
18 HARRIS TWEED 20 54.0 Murray & Bjorn Baker 25-4-5-5 112
19 MASTER O’REILLY 21 54.0 Danny O’Brien 44-8-3-6 107
20 C’EST LA GUERRE 22 54.0 Robert Hickmott 26-6-2-1 108
21 MANIGHAR 23 54.0 Luca Cumani 13-6-3-1 110
22 BUCCELLATI 24 54.0 Tony Noonan 30-8-1-2 107
23 JESSICABEEL (BLKS) 25 52.5 John O’Shea 17-5-0-2 108
24 BAUER 27 53.5 Luca Cumani 21-6-4-1 109
25 RED RULER 29 53.5 John Sargent 35-7-3-4 107
26 PRECEDENCE 30 53.5 Bart Cummings 23-6-3-1 108
27 MOURAYAN (BLKS) 31 53.5 Robert Hickmott 15-2-4-2 107
28 HERCULIAN PRINCE 32 53.5 Gai Waterhouse 17-9-2-1 108
29 ALCOPOP 33 53.5 Jake Stephens 18-7-2-0 108
30 LINTON 34 52.0 Robert Hickmott 7-3-0-3 104
31 HOLBERG 35 53.5 Saeed Bin Suroor 12-6-1-1 109
32 DRUNKEN SAILOR (BLKS) 36 53.0 Luca Cumani 32-9-9-2 108
33 EASTERN ARIA 37 51.5 Mark Johnston 23-10-4-1 N/A
34 NO WINE NO SONG (BLKS) 38 53.0 Kevin Moses 58-10-5-7 108
35 CAPECOVER 39 52.5 Patrick Payne 49-12-5-5 103
36 VALDEMORO (BLKS) 40 50.0 Tony Vasil 14-2-6-0 101
37 ABOVE AVERAGE (BLKS) 41 51.5 Lee Freedman 16-2-3-3 101
38 MOUDRE (BLKS) 43 51.0 Ciaron Maher 15-6-4-2 101
39 EXCEPTIONALLY 48 50.0 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 15-3-1-3 N/A
40 MALUCKYDAY 52 50.0 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7-4-1-2 N/A
41 CEDARBERG 53 50.0 Pat Carey 9-2-2-1 94
42 MR CHARLIE (BLKS) 55 50.0 Peter G Moody 15-4-4-1 95
43 SEA GALLEON (BLKS) 57 50.0 Colin & Cindy Alderson 13-1-1-3 70
44 COUNT ENCOSTA 60 50.0 John P Thompson 12-3-1-0 95
45 STANSTILL 72 50.0 Michael Kent 15-4-3-0 89
46 MY BENTLEY 74 50.0 Michael Kent 17-4-2-3 82
47 GOTHIC CROWN 77 50.0 Todd Balfour 49-6-3-8 60