WITH the closing of the first round of declarations on Tuesday, six International entries remain in the Melbourne Cup field. Joseph O’Brien’s pair Twilight Payment and Master Of Reality, and Johnny Murtagh’s Sonnyboyliston lead the Irish charge. All three have been declared to run in tomorrow’s Irish St Leger.

Andrew Balding has the American-bred Spanish Mission declared, while Newmarket-based trainers David Simcock, with Rodrigo Diaz, and Ismail Mohammed, with Away He Goes, make up the sextet.