Kew Gardens heads Melbourne Cup weights

Kew Gardens heads Melbourne Cup weights

Defending champion Cross Counter has been given 57.5kg for this year’s Melbourne Cup, 0.5kg less than the Aidan O’Brien-trained 2018 English St Leger winner Kew Gardens who heads the weights with 58kg.

The Charlie Appleby-trained Cross Counter has 6.5kg more than he carried to victory in 2018 in the $8 million race at Flemington.

Handicaps for the $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) have also been released, with the James Cummings-trained Godolphin stablemates Hartnell and Avilius heading the weights with 58kg.

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