Mr Quickie In Doubt For Run At The Valley

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Mr Quickie is in doubt for a start at The Valley after he was found to be lame in his near foreleg.

The Phillip -trained four-year-old is the second emergency for Saturday's Cox Plate (2040m) and is also an acceptor in the Moonee Valley (2500m).

Racing stewards reported Mr Quickie was lame following an inspection on Thursday morning and would be reinspected on Friday.

Winner of the Derby in June, Mr Quickie finished 11th in last Saturday's Cup behind after bungling the start.

Mr Quickie is a $26 chance in Cox Plate betting while he is the $3.10 favourite for the .

RV stewards also reported the -trained Muntahaa will miss the Melbourne Cup and has been sent for a spell.

Muntahaa, ninth in last last year's Melbourne Cup for English trainer , joined Lindsay Park after that race and was safely in this year's Cup field.

The seven-year-old has struggled this campaign, finishing last in his three races, the latest in Wednesday's Geelong Cup won by .

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