English stayer Red Verdon will have to undergo another veterinary inspection to be cleared to run in the Melbourne Cup after showing further signs of soreness in a heel.
The Ed Dunlop-trained Red Verdon was found to have a bruised heel on Thursday but passed a Racing Victoria inspection on Friday and another on Saturday morning.
A few hours later RV said the horse had again shown soreness in his off-fore heel when he cooled down after his work.
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He will be examined at 3.30pm on Saturday, an hour before acceptances are taken for the Cup.
Scottish stayer Nakeeta was also re-examined on Saturday morning and passed suitable to accept for the Cup.
Nakeeta was 24th in the latest ballot ahead of Saturday’s Derby day meeting at Flemington.