Bauer out of Melbourne Cup

English stayer BAUER has been ruled out of the Melbourne Cup due to a foot problem.

The 2008 runner-up underwent a veterinary inspection this morning and was deemed unfit to run, reducing the field to 23 runners.

English trainer LUCA CUMANI had initially hoped the horse’s problems had been rectified after his farrier altered a shoe.

CUMANI still has another runner in the race in MANIGHAR.