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Irish Stars Escape Melb Cup Penalties
Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter announced Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's leading Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) contenders Yeats & Septimus will not be penalised for their weekend victories in European feature races. Yeats & stable-mate Scorpion took the quinella in the Gr1 Irish St Leger (14 furlongs), while fellow Ballydoyle stayer Septimus won the UK Gr2 Doncaster Cup (18 furlongs).