Danny O’Brien’s strong hand in the 2020 Melbourne Cup (3200m) has been weakened after the scratching of his runner King Of Leogrance, following a veterinary inspection.
Veterinary Information: King of Leogrance has been scratched from the Melbourne Cup (Flemington Race 7) at 7.38am by the Stewards acting on veterinary advice. The horse was inspected by RV veterinarians upon request of the stable and was found to be lame in its off fore leg.
— RVStewards (@RVStewards) November 2, 2020
The galloper was inspected by Racing Victoria veterinarians on request from the stable and was found to be lame in its off fore leg.
The scratching leaves O’Brien with three runners in the race, with Miami Bound, Russian Camelot, and last year’s winner Vow And Declare all lining up in the $8 million contest.
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|1||Anthony Van Dyck (3)J: Hugh Bowman 58.5kg T: A O’brien||$9.50||$3.10||Bet Now|
|2||Avilius (10)J: John Allen 57kg T: James Cummings||$51.00||$12.00||Bet Now|
|3||Vow And Declare (4)J: Jamie Mott 57kg T: D T O’brien||$61.00||$16.00||Bet Now|
|4||Master Of Reality (11)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: Joseph O’brien||$19.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|5||Sir Dragonet (14)J: Glen Boss 55.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace||$12.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|6||Twilight Payment (12)J: Jye Mcneil 55.5kg T: Joseph O’brien||$21.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|7||Verry Elleegant (15)J: Mark Zahra 55.5kg T: C J Waller||$12.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|8||Mustajeer (2)J: Michael Rodd 55kg T: K A Lees||$101.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|9||Stratum Albion (9)J: Jordan Childs 55kg T: W P Mullins||$41.00||$10.00||Bet Now|
|10||Dashing Willoughby (19)J: Michael Walker 54.5kg T: Andrew Balding||$81.00||$19.00||Bet Now|
|11||Finche (6)J: James Mcdonald 54.5kg T: C J Waller||$18.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|12||Prince Of Arran (1)J: Jamie Kah 54.5kg T: Charlie Fellowes||$10.00||$3.30||Bet Now|
|13||Surprise Baby (7)J: Craig Williams 54.5kg T: P A Preusker||$8.00||$2.80||Bet Now|
|14||King Of Leogrance (18)J: Damian Lane 53.5kg T: D T O’brien||$51.00||$12.00||Bet Now|
|15||Russian Camelot (16)J: Damien Oliver 53.5kg T: D T O’brien||$12.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|16||Steel Prince (21)J: William Pike 53.5kg T: A & S Freedman||$41.00||$10.00||Bet Now|
|17||The Chosen One (5)J: Daniel Stackhouse 53.5kg T: M Baker & A Forsman||$34.00||$8.50||Bet Now|
|18||Ashrun (24)J: Declan Bates 53kg T: Andreas Wohler||$26.00||$7.50||Bet Now|
|19||Warning (8)J: Luke Currie 53kg T: A & S Freedman||$51.00||$12.00||Bet Now|
|20||Etah James (22)J: Billy Egan 52.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace||$101.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|21||Tiger Moth (23)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 52.5kg T: A O’brien||$6.50||$2.40||Bet Now|
|22||Oceanex (17)J: Dean Yendall 51.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$81.00||$19.00||Bet Now|
|23||Miami Bound (13)J: Daniel Moor 51kg T: D T O’brien||$34.00||$8.50||Bet Now|
|24||Persan (20)J: Michael Dee 51kg T: C Maher & D Eustace||$34.00||$8.50||Bet Now|