Glass Harmonium will take his place in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.
Connections of the Mackinnon winner are going to accept with the in-form galloper who loves Flemington later today.
While they have doubts about his staying capabilities, the chance is too good to give up.
Gai Waterhouse is also going to accept with Older Than Time despite it running 11th beaten 13 lengths in the Mackinnon Stakes.
Hopes spring eternal.