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10 Overseas Stars Eye Melb Cup

Wednesday, 14th September 2005

Meanwhile Racing Victoria's director of racing operations Stephen Allanson predicted there will be 7-10 overseas horses contesting this year's $5 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 1. The likely international contenders are: last year's runner-up Vinnie Roe; English stayers Distinction, Carte Diamond & Franklin Gardens; French stayer Sweet Stream; Japan's Eye Popper; & South African Derby winner Greys Inn. The other possibilities are French-based European star Westerner (winner of this year's UK Gr1 Ascot Gold Cup), Collier Hill, & Yeats.

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