Melbourne Cup 2016 now unlikely for Protectionist

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist had intentions to return to Australia to try and make it dual victories in the race that stops a nation although those plans now look unlikely.

Connections have outlined that Protectionist is unlikely to contest the 2016 Melbourne Cup in November with an 80% chance he will not come for the race.

Protectionist is currently a $21 chance in Melbourne Cup markets.



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