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Cavalryman & Tactic Out Of Melb Cup
Following last week's withdrawal of Alandi & Rite Of Passage from their Melbourne Cup campaigns, yesterday's deadline for 2nd acceptances also saw the confirmation that international entrants Cavalryman & Tactic are not making the trip to Australia. Meanwhile:
- The withdrawal of Alandi & Godolphin entry Cavalryman means 2010 Gr1 Irish St Leger winner Sans Frontieres & reigning Melbourne Cup champion Shocking now head the weights on 57kg.
- The connections of 78 horses (including 14 internationals) have paid the 2nd acceptance fee for the Melbourne Cup.
- Two imported stayers currently in quarantine at the Werribee International Horse Centre have been withdrawn "with an eye to targeting the 2011 edition": the lightly-raced David Hayes French import Laristan & Lloyd Williams-acquired Akzar.