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Veterinary Update - Alenquer

The Mike Moroney-trained Alenquer was inspected this morning as part of the mandatory pre-race veterinary inspections for the Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The horse continued to show signs of soreness in the near fore foot as a result of the stone bruise which was reported yesterday.

Alenquer will be re-examined by RV veterinarians tomorrow morning prior to final scratching time (7:30am) to determine its suitability to race.

A further update will be provided on all other Melbourne Cup runners this afternoon once the second pre-race veterinary inspections are completed.