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
|1||SO YOU THINK||1||56.0||Bart Cummings||10-7-2-0||122|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|23||JESSICABEEL (BLKS)||25||52.5||John O’Shea||17-5-0-2||108|
|25||RED RULER||29||53.5||John Sargent||35-7-3-4||107|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|