Irish St Leger winner Sans Frontieres has been confirmed as an intended runner in the Melbourne Cup.
Trainer Jeremy Noseda had issued a warning after Racing Victoria’s handicapper decided to give him a 2kg penalty for his win at the Curragh.
However, after discussions with owner Sir Robert Ogden and his racing manager Barry Simpson, the decision was taken to go for the so-called ’race that stops a nation’.
“We decided this morning that Sans Frontieres will be prepared for the Melbourne Cup and will go into quarantine this afternoon,” Noseda told his website, www.jeremynoseda.com
“Along with Sir Robert and his racing manager Barry Simpson we discussed all the options and have decided to go for it.
“We believe that he is an ideal candidate for the race and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead.”