Voice misses Caulfield cut
Forgotten Voice is likely to need an alternative engagement in Australia after missing the cut for this weekend's BMW Caulfield Cup.
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Nicky Henderson's gelding must run somewhere in order to increase his chance of getting a place in the Emirates Melbourne Cup and is now set to appear in next Wednesday's Geelong Cup.
Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter and Melbourne Racing Club executives decided the Gai Waterhouse-trained Julienas was more worthy of the final spot at Caulfield after his second place in the Metropolitan Handicap.
"Both horses were equally qualified, but Julienas' performance to finish second in the Metropolitan gave him the nod," Carpenter told The Age.
Forgotten Voice, who won at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood this summer, is first reserve for the Caulfield Cup.
Leigh Jordon, Racing Victoria international recruiter, said: "We have four days before the race and in past years horses have dropped out for many and varied reasons and, with that in mind, there is always hope."
Forgotten Voice's compatriot, Dandino, remains on target for the Caulfield Cup, which is Australia's second most prestigious handicap.
Marco Botti's charge has enjoyed a fine preparation for his trip to Australia, running well in defeat in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket and the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot before landing the American St Leger under Ryan Moore.
Botti said: "He seems well and the lad that is looking after him is happy, so we are looking forward to the race.
"He galloped with Forgotten Voice the other day and it was a nice piece of work."
There has been talk of Moore regaining the ride Dandino in the Melbourne Cup, but Botti insists jockey plans for the big race have not yet been finalised.
"Craig Williams will ride him on Saturday, but I don't know who will ride him in the Melbourne Cup," said the trainer.