Melbourne Cup penalty – Precedence gets 1kg
Clinton Payne - 28/10/2013
Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter has announced a 1kg penalty for Precedence in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
The Bart and James Cummings-trained galloper became eligible for the weight increase by winning last Saturday’s Group II Moonee Valley Cup (2500m).
The 1kg penalty takes Precedence’s Melbourne Cup weight to 53kg.
"The penalty takes Precedence back to the same weight that he carried when running ninth to Green Moon in last year’s Melbourne Cup,” Carpenter said.
"The penalty’s the same as given to Vatuvei for winning the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup.”
A total of 47 horses were among the second declarations for the 2013 Melbourne Cup on Monday when they closed at 10am.
Precedence’s penalty moves him to equal 29th in the order of entry. The latest order of entry will be released on Monday afternoon.
Precedence has been nominated for Saturday’s Group I Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Courtesy of racenet