Wednesday, December 1

The second favorite Spanish mission of the Melbourne Cup will undergo a new veterinary examination


One of the top contenders for the Melbourne Cup is among three horses that Racing Victoria veterans will re-examine after swelling was detected in his leg.

The star international and the second seed of the Melbourne Cup, the Spaniard Mission, will be re-examined on Friday after presenting “swelling” in the right front leg.

Spanish Mission was among the 14 Cup horses to approve Racing Victoria’s X-ray fix this week, after its permanent $ 1.27 million CT scanner broke down, ruling out structural damage.

Since arriving at Werribee, Andrew Balding’s trained assistant has impressed under the meticulous care of Mornington jockey Tony Noonan and his son Tom.

Spanish Mission, still a $ 6 second favorite with TAB for the Melbourne Cup, has not lost any work on the track.

News Corp Australia has established that a slight blow to the leg could be responsible for the swelling.

Noonan’s vet scanned and evaluated the leg Thursday and found no significant abnormalities.

Delphi and The Chosen One will also be inspected on Friday for a slight limp in their respective left and right forelegs.

The findings come after Britain’s Away He Goes was recalled Wednesday morning when the traveling strapper discovered a minor tendon problem.

Racing Victoria vets, who contentiously denied Gold Trip the opportunity to race at the Cox Plate, evaluated 25 of the 29 horses in the mix for Tuesday’s $ 8 million Melbourne Cup on Thursday.

A total of 22 horses were accepted for the big race.

Cup-nominated Victoria Derby favorite Forgot You along with Future Score, She’s Ideel and Fun Fact will be examined for the first time on Friday.

Even La War, Mosh Music, Constantinople, Tooradin and Amade were not inspected on Thursday as the connections withdrew their respective Cup contenders from consideration.

Melbourne Cup participants competing in Saturday’s Hotham Stakes (2,500m) will be retested after the race before the acceptance deadline at 4:30 PM.

Cup participants must pass an additional veterinary inspection prior to the race on Monday.

RV on Thursday completed the critical stage of scanning the Cup contenders, clearing the remaining 33 acceptors of any worrisome structural issues.

An RV spokesperson confirmed that all 14 horses missed a standing CT scan due to breakdown earlier in the week, authorized the high-quality X-ray process at U-Vet Equine Center.

“The X-ray results of the 14 horses were reviewed by the specialized imaging panel and no horses were ordered to present for a secondary CT scan today,” the spokesperson said.

“All horses that remain in the acceptances after today’s withdrawals have been scanned by CT or X-ray.”

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