The Melbourne Cup has been decreased to a area of 23 after Level Nepean was scratched on Monday attributable to elevated blood outcomes.
The choice implies that Lloyd Williams = who owns Level Nepean – now has only one runner within the race together with his colors to be worn by Johnny Allen on Serpentine.
Level Nepean had been exempt from the poll after successful the Andrew Ramsden Stakes in Might however the late name will once more go away homeowners of horses that simply missed out on a run upset that there are not any emergencies within the Melbourne Cup because the totalisator can’t deal with greater than 24 numbers in any race.
Loft, Durston and Makram have been scratched from the race earlier than remaining acceptances final week with Durston and Makram taken out attributable to outcomes from Racing Victoria’s obligatory scans forward of the race.
The five-year-old had not raced since ending second final within the Herbert Energy Handicap at Caulfield in early October and was not thought-about a critical probability of successful the race.
Lloyd Williams’ runner Serpentine solely certified to run within the race on Saturday when he completed second within the Lexus Archer Stakes however is taken into account solely an out of doors probability within the Cup.
Robert Hickmott is the coach of the proprietor’s horses with Lloyd Williams successful the Cup seven instances together with his most up-to-date winner being Twilight Cost who led all the way in which to win in 2020.