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25 Overseas Stars Among 128 Melb Cup 1st Declarations

Wednesday, 12th September 2007

Racing Victoria received 25 overseas acceptors (8 more than last year) among the 128 1st declarations at yesterday's deadline for the $5.1 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6. They include: Irish star Yeats & his Aidan-O'Brien-trained stable-mates Scorpion, Septimus & Mahler; fellow Irish trainer Dermot Weld's Bellamy Cat; UK trainer Luca Cumani's duo Purple Moon & Bauer; 7 Godolphin contenders including Best Alibi, Formal Decree & Stage Gift; French trainer Andre Fabre's stayer Kocab; Canada's leading horse of 2007 Sky Conqueror; & US gallopers Marsh Side & Obrigado.

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