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50 Entries Remain For Melb Cup

Tuesday, 31st October 2006

When 3rd declarations closed yesterday, 50 horses remained in contention for the $5.1 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday (November 7). The figure was 13 above 2005's 37 at this point & at least 10 above recent years (38 in 2004, 35 in 2003 & 40 in 2002). They include 9 internationally-trained gallopers: Yeats, Delta Blues, Imperial Stride, Geordieland, Pop Rock, Land 'n Stars, Wunderwood, Glistening & Soulacroix.

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