Second Declarations Taken for 2010 Melbourne Cup

October 5th, 2010

Today the VRC took the second declarations for the 2010 Melbourne Cup leaving just 78 horses in contention for the premier race during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

There were 151 horses still entered for the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), set to light up the Flemington track as Race 7 on Tuesday November 2, when first declarations were taken last month but that number was cut to 78 today.

The fight for a spot in the 24-horse Melbourne Cup final field this year is now heating up as are the betting markets open at Sportsbet.

Odds-on favourite to win the 2010 Melbourne Cup is current champion Shocking paying $9, who is second on the order of entry for the Melbourne Cup field following Sans Frontieres.

Shocking is one of two horses among the second acceptors for Flemington-based trainer Mark Kavanagh, who has also paid up for his improving Zabeel mare Zantelagh.

British galloper Sans Frontieres is another favourite in the Melbourne Cup betting after gaining a ballot exemption for their Irish St Leger win earlier in the month.

Sans Frontieres is one of a number of star international raiders set to contest the 150th Emirates Melbourne Cup.

International Horses Among 2010 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations Include:

  • Sans Frontieres
  • Americain
  • Bauer
  • Becqu Adoree
  • Campanologist
  • Illustrious Blue
  • Mr Medici
  • Profound Beauty

Other overseas horses on the Melbourne Cup trail include French stayer Americain, 2008 Melbourne Cup placegetter Bauer, Hong Kong’s Mr Medici and the Dermot Weld-trained Profound Beauty.

Following Shocking in the Melbourne Cup betting are three horses from the stables of Australia’s much loved and respected trainer Bart Cummings with So You Think ($10), Precedence ($12) and Dariana ($15).

Cummings has also chosen to pay up for Empires Choice and Faint Perfume for the second declarations.

Noteworthy Defectors from 2010 Melbourne Cup Following Second Declarations

  • Alandi (Robert Hickmott)
  • Black Mamba (Gai Waterhouse)
  • Brightnight (Bart Cummings)
  • Cavalryman (Saeed Bin Suroor)
  • Extra Zero (David Hayes)
  • Imposing (Robert Hickmott)
  • Rebel Raider (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas)
  • Rite Of Passage (Dermot Weld)

The next declaration stage for the 2010 Melbourne Cup is third declarations taken on October 25.

Meanwhile, the 2010 Caulfield Cup third declarations were released today leaving 41 horses still in contention as were the 2010 Cox Plate third declarations lead by So You Think.

Now is the time to get in on the early Melbourne Cup betting markets open at Sportsbet while there are still generous odds available so sign up with the bookie that offers a better price than the TAB today!

List of 2010 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Penalty Hcp. Rating
1 SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) Jeremy Noseda 1 57 2.0 117
2 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 2 57 115
3 CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor 4 56 116
4 SO YOU THINK (NZ) Bart Cummings 53 56 118
5 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 54 56 116
6 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott 5 55.5 116
7 SHOOT OUT John Wallace 3 55 115
8 MR MEDICI (IRE) Peter Ho 8 55 112
9 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) William J Knight 10 55 112
10 TOKAI TRICK (JPN) Kenji Nonaka 11 54.5 111
11 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney 6 54 108
12 PROFOUND BEAUTY (IRE) Dermot K Weld 7 54 112
13 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 15 54 110
14 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien 16 54 109
15 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker 17 54 107
16 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 18 54 108
17 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan 19 54 109
18 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani 20 54 110
19 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 22 54 110
20 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman 24 54 109
21 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller 55 54 114
22 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani 25 53.5 110
23 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien 26 53.5 110
24 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent 27 53.5 108
25 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 28 53.5 107
26 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 29 53.5 2.0 104
27 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 30 53.5 106
28 HOLBERG (UAE) Saeed Bin Suroor 31 53.5 107
29 ZABRASIVE (NZ) John O’Shea 13 53 107
30 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani 32 53 108
31 NO WINE NO SONG Kevin Moses 34 53 108
32 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea 21 52.5 108
33 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 23 52.5 107
34 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne 35 52.5 106
35 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings 9 52 108
36 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 37 52 1.5 101
37 DARIANA Bart Cummings 12 51.5 106
38 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse 14 51.5 108
39 EASTERN ARIA (UAE) Mark Johnston 33 51.5 1.0 108
40 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman 38 51.5 100
41 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis 39 51 102
42 LINTON Robert Hickmott 56 51 99
43 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 57 51 100
44 POMPEYANO (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor 58 51 101
45 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings 59 51 103
46 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil 36 50 98
47 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon 40 50 101
48 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes 41 50 93
49 PHAZE ACTION Robbie Laing 42 50 86
50 GET UP JUDE Kevin Moses 43 50 91
51 AJHAR (USA) Lee Freedman 44 50 94
52 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 45 50 89
53 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 46 50 82
54 BECQU ADOREE (FR) Luca Cumani 47 50 82
55 BASALTICO (IRE) Bill & Symon Wilde 48 50 95
56 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody 49 50 82
57 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott 50 50 78
58 CEDARBERG Pat Carey 51 50 66
59 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 52 50 70
60 THE HOMBRE John Bary 60 50
61 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 61 50 93
62 AVIENUS Mark Webb 62 50 93
63 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 63 50 96
64 RIGHT FONG David Balfour 64 50 97
65 MILES ABOVE Denis Daffy 65 50 88
66 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent 66 50 89
67 GOLDEN CHARMER Dan O’Sullivan 67 50 82
68 NIPTIOUS Danny Curran 68 50 86
69 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 69 50 82
70 STANSTILL (IRE) Michael Kent 70 50
71 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 71 50
72 JEUNEYS END Allan Fitzgerald 72 50 78
73 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh 73 50 71
74 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 74 50 73
75 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent 75 50 82
76 GOTHIC CROWN Todd Balfour 76 50 64
77 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings 77 50
78 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Howard Mathews 78 50