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Mr Clangtastic & Alcopop Penalised For Melb Cup
In Australia, Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter announced Melbourne Cup weight penalties to both 6YO gelding Mr Clangtastic (Clang-Soverina, by Sovereign Edition) & 5YO gelding Alcopop (Jeune-Iota Of Luck, by Blevic) following their weekend victories in feature staying races.
- Mr Clangtastic (who made it 5 successive wins with victory in the Gr3 Colin Stephen Quality over 2400m at Randwick) was penalised 1kg for both the Gr1 Caulfield Cup & Gr1 Melbourne Cup. He now has 51kg in both races & Carpenter commented: "Mr Clangtastic fought on courageously to win after leading with 57kg on Saturday & has now won each of his 3 runs over 2400m. Since weights were released he has also won the Listed Wyong Cup."
- Alcopop (who made it 3 successive wins since returning from a 28-weeks spell with victory in the Listed JRA Cup over 2040m at Moonee Valley) was penalised 1kg for the Melbourne Cup (he is not entered for Caulfied) taking his weight to 51kg & Carpenter commented: "Alcopop won the Listed Balaklava Cup in track record time following the release of weights & was again impressive in winning the JRA Cup."