New Zealand-owned mare Fanatic has been scratched from the Sydney Cup.
Trainer Kris Lees will have two Sydney Cup runners, with emergency Doukhan gaining a run with the scratching of the New Zealand-owned Adelaide Cup winner Fanatic.
Senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes has told stewards Fanatic has an injury to her near fore leg, found after she cooled down from trackwork this morning.
Her withdrawal leaves a capacity field of 20 including Japanese horse Pre Stwick and 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin.
Lees also has Admiral Jello in Saturday's Cup, for which Almandin is the $4 favourite.
New Zealander (Sir) Charles Road, winner of last Saturday's Gr. 2 Chairman's Handicap, has been the noticeable market mover and is in to $7.