Geelong Cup favourite Withhold seeking Melbourne Cup start, follow all the action


WITHHOLD will significantly enhance his Melbourne Cup aspirations with a top-two Geelong Cup finish.

A firming TAB $2.90 favourite to become the seventh international in 16 years to win the $350,000 Cup (2400m), Withhold is currently 33rd in the Melbourne Cup order of entry.

With a limit of 24 runners on November 6, he needs a combination of attrition and a promotion by finishing either first or second to move up the order.

Victory carries the potential for drawing a weight penalty. Prizemoney for second would propel the lightly-raced raider up at least two places

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