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Trainer Stuart Kendrick believes good barriers are the key to brilliant but sometimes erratic galloper Tarzan who is likely to back up at Doomben.
If Winx doesn’t run in the Emirates Stakes, her jockey Hugh Bowman will ride Gingernuts in the Group One race.
Barring a successful appeal, Regan Bayliss will miss the chance to ride in his first Melbourne Cup because of a careless riding suspension.
Sky Boy is bound for the spring carnival in Melbourne with two options after winning convincingly at Canterbury.
Trainer Mike Moroney has lamented a wide barrier draw for import Radipole in the Group One Kennedy Mile for which the gelding has the limit weight of 52kg.
Fast-finishing gelding Satirical Magic has won for 80-year-old trainer David Mills at Canterbury.
More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington featuring 37 races with combined prize money of $19.1 million.