Mick Floyd - It’s the Final of the Million Dollar Chase at Wenty Park Saturday night and Seona Thompson has three runners, plus there’s Heats of the Geelong Cup on Friday and the Topgun fields have been released
Jarrod McLean - Weiry’s sending 17 to the Heath today, headed by Fifty Stars and Lucky For All, and three runners – Kings Will Dream, Night’s Watch and Gallic Chieftain – tackle the Caulfield Cup on Saturday
Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter has done away with a handicapping clause, introduced last year to some consternation, that meant the Caulfield Cup winner could not be re-penalised into the Melbourne Cup if it had already been allocated 56 kilograms or more and alternatively, if the Caulfield Cup winner had less than 56 kilograms in the Melbourne Cup, that any potential rehandicap could not take the horse's Melbourne Cup weight beyond that mark
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Yucatan has been given a 2.5 kilogram penalty for the Melbourne Cup after his dominant win in the Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. The penalty moves the five-year-old to 54.5 kilograms and 24th in the ballot for the Flemington showpiece on November 6, which has a field limit of 24. His runaway Herbert Power victory also earned Yucatan a ballot exemption into Saturday's Caulfield Cup but he was ruled out of that race last night by co-owner Lloyd...
James McDonald - The Autumn Sun confirmed his super star status with a five-length gap job in Saturday's Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. Chris Waller's glamour colt was posted three-deep for the entire race but jockey James McDonald was unfazed, taking the lead from Native Soldier at the 300m and racing away and spacing runner-up Vassilator and top filly Oohood