First acceptances have been released for the 2012 Melbourne Cup, which is set to run at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 6, 2012.
The field has been reduced for 151 to 67 after acceptances were taken today for the $6 million race.
Included in the 2012 Melbourne Cup first acceptances is Green Moon, who won his most recent start at Flemington on Saturday.
The Montjeu entire won the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes by almost half a length in front of Seville and December Draw, in a race that is well known as a solid Cups form guide each year.
Green Moon has won six of his 18 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
Also included in the 2012 Melbourne Cup first acceptances is Manighar.
Manighar placed second in his first-up start this spring by a nose behind Southern Speed in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes, before finished sixth in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes last run.
The Linamix gelding is also nominated for the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, $3 million Cox Plate and $2.5 million Caulfield Cup this spring racing carnival.
Manighar has won 10 of his 31 race starts and has earned more than $3.3 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
Mourayan is also on track for a Melbourne Cup 2012 run this November after winning the Group 3 Craven Plate at Royal Randwick racecourse last weekend.
The seven-year-old has won four of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money.
The Alhaarth entire was forced to miss last year’s Melbourne Cup due to injury, however, appears to be in top form going into this year’s event.
Niwot, Kelinni, Glencadam Gold and Dunaden are also included in the 2012 Melbourne Cup first acceptances.
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2012 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances
|1||AMERICAIN (USA)||Alain de Royer Dupre||1.5|
|2||AULD BURNS (GB)||David Hayes||81|
|3||BACK IN BLACK (NZ)||John Steffert||9.5|
|5||BRIGANTIN (USA)||Andre Fabre||6.5|
|6||BUDAI (GER)||David Hayes||90|
|7||CAVALRYMAN (GB)||Saeed Bin Suroor||5.5|
|8||DAME CLAIRE (NZ)||Pat Carey||95|
|9||DANCE WITH HER||David Brideoake & David Feek||103|
|10||DARE TO DREAM (IRE)||Bart Cummings||9.5|
|11||DECEMBER DRAW (IRE)||Mark Kavanagh||112|
|12||DUNADEN (FR)||Mikel Delzangles||1.5|
|14||EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||98|
|15||EXCLUDED (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||97|
|16||FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE)||David Hayes||95|
|17||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||6|
|18||GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE)||Dermot K Weld||6|
|19||GATEWOOD (GB)||John Gosden||101|
|20||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||8|
|21||GREEN MOON (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||112|
|22||GUNS AT FIVE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||90|
|23||IBICENCO (GER)||Luca Cumani||100|
|24||I’M JAKE (NZ)||David Brideoake & David Feek||91|
|26||JAKKALBERRY (IRE)||Marco Botti||4|
|27||KELINNI (IRE)||Chris Waller||9.5|
|28||LE BARON (NZ)||Jarrod McLean||76|
|29||LEICA DING||Darren Weir||98|
|30||LESS IS MORE (FR)||David Vandyke||9.5|
|31||LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ)||Peter G Moody||5|
|32||LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||6.5|
|33||MALUCKYDAY (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||108|
|34||MANIGHAR (FR)||Peter G Moody||116|
|35||MIDAS TOUCH (GB)||Robert Hickmott||107|
|36||MISS ARTISTIC (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||97|
|38||MOUNT ATHOS (IRE)||Luca Cumani||5.5|
|39||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||6|
|40||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||95|
|41||MY DANCING DUEL (NZ)||Michael Moroney||9.5|
|42||MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE)||Luca Cumani||6|
|43||NIWOT||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||108|
|44||PEAL OF BELLS||Gwenda Markwell||9.5|
|45||PERMIT (GB)||Chris Waller||7|
|46||PRAIRIE STAR (FR)||Danny O’Brien||6.5|
|47||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||105|
|48||RED CADEAUX (GB)||Ed Dunlop||112|
|49||RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ)||Michael Moroney||82|
|50||REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||98|
|53||SAINT DESIR (GB)||Tony McEvoy||82|
|54||SANAGAS (GER)||Bart Cummings||108|
|55||SEVILLE (GER)||Robert Hickmott||108|
|56||SHAHWARDI (FR)||Alain de Royer Dupre||101|
|57||SOUTHERN SPEED||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||115|
|59||TAC DE BOISTRON (FR)||Michael Kent||6|
|61||UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA)||Michael Kent||104|
|62||VATUVEI||Peter G Moody||82|
|63||VERDANT (GB)||Robert Smerdon||81|
|64||VOILA ICI (IRE)||Peter G Moody||110|
|65||WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||8|
|66||WINCHESTER (USA)||John Sadler||111|
|67||ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ)||Leon Corstens||101|