|Emirates Melbourne Cup|
|Date: Tuesday, 7 November Time: 04:00 BST Venue: Flemington racecourse Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio 5 live|
Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride last year’s winner Almandin as the jockey seeks a first Melbourne Cup win.
Damien Oliver had been lined up for the mount but has lost an appeal against a suspension for improper riding.
Kerrin McEvoy, who rode the horse to victory in 2016, is due to partner Red Cardinal on 7 November.
Almandin, trained in Australia by Robert Hickmott, has run twice since his Melbourne Cup win, finishing first and fourth in those races.
The seven-year-old gelding is rated about 6-1 favourite with British bookmakers to successfully defend his title.