Flag flies, when Lloyd has his possess traveling challenges

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Melbourne Cup entrant Flag Of Honour has provided coach Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore a 2nd St Leger earn in two times.Supply:The Sunshine

LLOYD Williams has declared the prospects of his stayer Latrobe coming for the Melbourne Cup are up in the air irrespective of his outstanding 2nd in the Irish St Leger (2800m).

Williams’ hopes of lifting a file seventh Melbourne Cup with Latrobe hold in the harmony for the reason that of a transportation and quarantine logjam.

Williams mentioned Latrobe’s Melbourne journey was dependent on no matter whether his stablemate Learn Of Actuality, also experienced by Joseph O’Brien, could accompany him to Australia

But Williams mentioned it appeared not likely there would be area on a airplane or in quarantine for Learn Of Actuality and if that is the situation he will not be coming.

“Hopefully Latrobe can occur to Melbourne but at the minute there does not feel there is area on the pane and in quarantine for his husband or wife Learn of Actuality – with out his husband or wife he just cannot journey,” Williams mentioned.

Learn Of Actuality concluded fifth final start off in a discipline of 6 powering Rostropovich at Leopardstown in a Team three 2400m race also on Sunday night time.

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Coach Joseph O’Brien, proprietor Lloyd Williams and son Nick Williams soon after Rekindling received final year’s Melbourne Cup. Photo: Getty VisualsSupply:Getty Visuals

Williams mentioned if Latrobe stayed in Eire he would be established for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe or the British Champions Stakes at Ascot.

Latrobe concluded 2nd in the Irish St Leger (2800m) powering fellow Cup entrant Flag Of Honour at the Curragh.

Skilled by Joseph O’Brien, Latrobe amazed with his tenacity versus the a lot more seasoned Flag Of Honour, geared up by Aidan O’Brien.

Though Joseph O’Brien will look into transportation logistics for Latrobe and Learn Of Actuality, his father is thinking about a Flemington tilt with Flag Of Honour.

“He has an entry in the Melbourne Cup, but I’ll have to discuss to the lads and see what they’d like to do,” Aidan O’Brien mentioned.

“He has adequate course for a mile-and-a-fifty percent (2400m) but he receives this prolonged journey very well. He’s progressing all the time and is truly likely the proper way and Ryan (Moore) felt he quickened very well.

“The way he picked up there you would not say that he’d have to stage to intense outings. He’s getting a chaotic time so we’ll have to see no matter whether he operates yet again this calendar year.”

Flag Of Honour and Kew Gardens, winner of Saturday’s St Leger at Doncaster, are now both of those TAB $17 prospects for the Melbourne Cup.

Latrobe, bidding to emulate the feats of Rekindling, is a $26 shot with TAB.

In the meantime, Racing Victoria’s main handicapper Greg Carpenter issued excess weight penalties in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) for O’Brien’s pair Kew Gardens and Flag Of Honour and the Willie Mullins-experienced Thomas Hobson.

Kew Gardens was provided a 1kg penalty, using him to 54kg, soon after his earn in the Team one English St Leger (2900m) at Doncaster (British isles) on Saturday.

As a consequence, the northern hemisphere a few-calendar year-previous has moved to the major of the purchase of entry for the $seven.three million Melbourne Cup.

Flag Of Honour was provided penalty of one.5kg soon after major all-the-way to file a relaxed victory in the Team one Irish St Leger (2800m) at The Curragh (IRE).

This will take the northern hemisphere a few-calendar year-previous to 52.5kg and seventh in the purchase of entry leaping.

The Willie Mullins-experienced Thomas Hobson, who ran sixth in final year’s Melbourne Cup, was penalised 1kg using the gelding to 53kg and 54th placement – up from 71st – in the purchase of entry soon after he took house the Team two Doncaster Cup (3600m) in the British isles on Friday.


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