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Published: 09:43 | 30/8/16

George heads O'Brien's Melbourne entries


Order Of St George heads Aidan O'Brien's list of nominations for the Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 1.

The son of Galileo was an impressive winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and he has been handed an entry in the Flemington highlight along with stable companions Bondi Beach, Sword Fighter, Unicorn, The Major General, Idaho and Housesofparliament as O'Brien looks to become the second Irish trainer to win the 'Race That Stops A Nation'.

Willie Mullins went close to emulating Dermot Weld's achievement when Max Dynamite finished a half-length behind Prince Of Penznace and the County Carlow handler could be heading back to Melbourne with both Clondaw Warrior and Wicklow Brave entered.

Ebor winner Heartbreak City is a possible for Tony Martin, while last year's fourth and fifth Trip to Paris and Big Orange could return Down Under for Ed Dunlop and Michael Bell respectively.

Other possible runners include Roger Varian's Barsanti, Exosphere from Sir Michael Stoute's yard and the Ralph Beckett-trained Kinema.

Francis Of Assisi, Oceanographer, Qewy, Scottish and Second Wave have all been entered by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin, while Saeed bin Suroor could send over Beautiful Romance, Elite Army, Important Message, Secret Number and Sky Hunter.

There are 124 entries following the first nomination stage with Prince Of Penzance on course to defend his title alongside 2014 winner Protectionist.

Commenting on the entries, Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter said: "The depth amongst the international contingent is once again exceptional with the Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George, Goodwood Cup winner Big Orange, Ebor winner Heartbreak City and Tenno Sho runner-up Curren Mirotic amongst 31 international entries."

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