McEvoy Gets Melbourne Cup Call Up For Deauville Legend

Kerrin McEvoy | Emma Berry

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will ride likely G1 Melbourne Cup favourite Deauville Legend (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the two-mile race at Flemington on Nov. 1, trainer James Ferguson announced.

“McEvoy has been confirmed,” said Ferguson, who has worked with McEvoy in years' past. “He's won the race three times and knows his way around Flemington. He's a very good friend of mine and we have worked together a lot in the past.”

The two-time group-winning gelding is due to enter quarantine shortly. Racing in the colours of K K Ho, Deauville Legend won the G2 Great Voltigeur S. in mid-August.

“He's in good nick and it is very exciting to have a horse that is favourite for the Melbourne Cup going over there,” added Ferguson. “We were right to give him a little bit of time off between now and then because he has had a long season and I think he will be going down there as fit as we can get him.

“He will probably be doing a racecourse gallop on Friday and we will then send him into quarantine on Monday.”

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