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Ebor Handicap Winner Confirmed for Cup
Meanwhile, trainer Iain Jardine has confirmed his intention to run Ebor Handicap winner Nakeeta in the Melbourne Cup after the 6YO was allocated 53kg when weights were announced yesterday. Jardine said Nakeeta (Sixties Icon), a winner of 5 of his 31 starts, would not run again before the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, 7 November. "We had a good chat yesterday and I think we’ll have a crack," Jardine told Racing Post. "He has the same weight as Heartbreak City last year and a similar profile so we’ll have a go.” Heartbreak City was a brave second to Almandin in last year’s Cup. Jardine added: “The Victoria Racing Club people are fairly sure he'll get a run off that mark. He's come out of York well and he'll go straight to the Cup."