Fawkner rises.5 kilograms for the Cup this year, but his rivals on Tuesday pose no stiffer challenge.
After that run she remained a borderline hope of making the Cup field and contested Saturday's Lexus Stakes (2,500m) where a win would have guaranteed her place.
Fabre, a trained lawyer, has won many of the world's greatest races and was France's champion trainer for 21 consecutive years until 2007.
Jockey Nick Hall will be out to emulate his father Greg who discounted disney world tickets for teachers rode cult hero Subzero to Cup success in 1992.Our Ivanhowe, age, sex 7yo stallion.The former New Zealander finished third in the big race in 2014, while last year he was in a battle for the minor placings when he struck interference and crossed the line in 11th position.But Assign showed signs of promise in February when he recorded back-to-back wins including the Mornington Cup Prelude (2,000m) at Listed level.One of Jameka's greatest dangers looms as the favourite Hartnell who defeated her comfortably in the Turnbull Stakes and has a weight advantage for that encounter.The ride on Mr O'Ceirin goes to Chad Schofield, who along with his dad Glyn will be the first father and son to ride in the same Cup since George and Gary Moore in 1968.Weight 57kg, odds 13, breeding, great Britain, big Orange, the aptly named six-year-old (his sire is Duke Of Marmalade has returned for a second tilt at the Cup.Rose Of Virginia then started at long odds and ran fourth, beaten more than five lengths, in the Coongy Cup (2,000m) at Caulfield.Trainer David Hayes had Unchain My Heart entered in the Lexus Stakes in order to get into the Cup, but the withdrawal of Green Moon prompted Hayes to scratch and save her for Tuesday.Trained by a rising star of the UK's training ranks, Marco Botti, Seismos has performed well across Europe and in Dubai.
Mutual Regard is high up in the markets in no small thanks to the key booking of three-time Cup winner Damien Oliver.
Opinion will be ridden by Tye Angland, who has made a successful return to Sydney racing after a four-year stint riding against some of the world's best in Hong Kong.
Two starts ago Mr O'Ceirin ran a close fourth behind Tasmanian cult hero The Cleaner in the JRA Cup (2,040m) before being beaten five lengths (seventh) in the Cranbourne Cup (2,025m)."I always watch it from home.Wicklow Brave's connections would love to see some rain to soften the track and champion rider Frankie Dettori, twice a runner-up in the Cup, must navigate a passage from the outside barrier.However trainer John O'Shea has Hartnell racing as a much happier horse this spring and he's a major player to give the Godolphin operation its first Cup success.Williams, who has won four Melbourne Cups, also has Almandin, Assign and Gallante in Tuesday's race.