Alcopop and Prince in Caulfield Cup

Favourites Alcopop and Herculian Prince have been given the final spots in the 18-horse field for Saturday’s $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.

The two were among four horses equal on 17th in the elimination order with Mourayan and Red Ruler who were named first and second emergencies respectively .

The committee of the Melbourne Racing Club announced the field on Tuesday with the barrier draw to be held on Wednesday.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Herculian Prince beat Mourayan to win the Metropolitan Handicap last Saturday week and was installed as Caulfield Cup favourite.

He was eased out of that position after Alcopop ran second to So You Think in Saturday’s Yalumba Stakes.

European Drunken Sailor is the third emergency with Valdemoro the fourth reserve.