CUP HEAVYWEIGHTS PULL UP LAME

CUP HEAVYWEIGHTS PULL UP LAME

Runner-up Marmelo  and beaten favourite Yucatan were found to be lame following Tuesday’s $7 million Melbourne Cup..

The $6 favourite was found to be “two out of five lame” after finishing 11th, as did Hughie Morrison’s second placegetter.

“He worked into a nice spot from the gate, travelled really nicely but I felt he just didn’t stay the two miles,” Yucatan’s jockey James McDonald said after the race.

The news on Yucatan ended a forgettable day for the horse’s ownership group headed by Lloyd Williams and son Nick, chasing their third straight Melbourne Cup victory.

Their other runner, The Cliffsofmoher was euthanised after fracturing a shoulder approaching the winning post the first time.

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