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Melb Cup 3: Vinnie In Irish Leger
Top 7YO stayer Vinnie Roe "looks like lining up for the Gr1 Irish St Leger on Saturday, despite last week's injury scare when he got cast in his box & bruised the top of his quarter when getting to his feet, resulting in a haematoma," reported racingpost.co.uk. Trainer Dermot Weld confirmed: "It's making progress & the next couple of days will be important. However I am very positive that he will make the race." Vinnie Roe is bidding for his 5th consecutive victory in the Irish St Leger (& Weld for his 7th, having also triumphed twice with his Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop). Vinnie Roe (2nd in last year's Melbourne Cup & 4th in 2002) "is again due to contest Australia's most famous race on November 1".