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Connections of Forgotten Voice have set the wheels in motion for him to run in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 5.
The eight-year-old has won his last two races including the Wolferton Handicap at Royal Ascot and trainer Nicky Henderson is now looking towards ‘the race that stops a nation.’
The Caulfield Cup down under is also an option for Forgotten Voice and Henderson says he has yet to make a firm decision.
“We’ve put him in and we’re going through the paperwork for quarantine, which would have to start pretty soon, so we’re keen,” Henderson revealed.
“But we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the weights are out.
“He’s also in the Caulfield Cup over a mile and a half.
“Johnny Murtagh said he felt a better horse at Goodwood over a mile and a half than he did at Ascot over a mile and a quarter, but he says why not go for the Melbourne Cup?
“You can do both races, though if you win one it banjaxes the other.
But you wouldn’t mind that.”
Meanwhile, champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins is also hoping that Gold Cup runner-up Simenon gets the nod for the Melbourne Cup.
“We’re very keen to go. We hadn’t envisaged running him again here but would look to run him before the Melbourne Cup in Australia,” Mullins said.