Chris Waller star mare Verry Elleegant won’t take her All-Star Mile spot

Fringe dwellers on the All-Star Mile public voting leaderboard now have renewed hope of a scoring a spot in the $5million race after Chris Waller’s star mare Verry Elleegant was withdrawn from the race.

Only a day before Friday’s leaderboard blackout ahead of Sunday’s close of voting, the Chris Waller stable announced six-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant would not contest the race at The Valley on March 13.

The Caulfield Cup winner will spend her autumn campaign in Sydney.

Verry Elleegant was third in voting at the time of her withdrawal, behind Arcadia Queen and Behemoth, with close to 9,500 votes.

Her withdrawal has seen Tasmanian Oaks winner Still A Star climb back into the top 10 ahead of Cox Plate fourth placegetter Mugatoo (11th) and Caulfield Guineas winner Ole Kirk (12th).

The top ten votegetters at the close of voting gain automatic entry to the rich race.

Racing Victoria said anyone who voted for Verry Elleegant could re-cast their vote for another runner.

Russian Camelot and Arcadia Queen are joint $6 favourites for the All-Star Mile with TAB.

Originally published asCaulfield Cup winner out of All-Star Mile

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