Stewards clear 2019 Cox Plate contender

Godolphin’s Cox Plate contender Avilius has been cleared to run after passing a crucial gallop at Flemington.

Racing Victoria stewards ordered Avilius to gallop over at least 1000m after trainer James Cummings reported the gelding had blood in one nostril after a work-out at The Valley on Saturday.

Chief steward Robert Cram said Avilius had been ticked off by one of his panel at Flemington on Tuesday morning and had cleared a vet’s examination post the gallop.

The Godolphin-owned Avilius finished fourth in last year’s Cox Plate won for the fourth time by Winx.

The Moonee Valley Racing Club will determine the make-up of the final field of 14 plus four emergencies after 18 horses were paid up for on Tuesday morning.

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