Young Melbourne trainer Brad Marzato and his retaining owner Lloyd Williams took a leaf out of the Makybe Diva success manual when they bypassed this year's Melbourne Cup with progressive Zabeel mare Legible. Marzato said Legible was not seasoned enough for the Flemington two-miler this year and opted instead to make last Saturday's Sandown Classic (2,400 metres) her main spring goal. Legible rewarded her owner and trainer with a close win in the A$500,000, Group Two race, defeating seasoned Kiwi campaigner Distinctly Secret. Winning rider Danny Nikolic handed out a long-range forecast about the mare for next spring, saying she would be even better suited over further and that next year's Melbourne Cup would be 'ideal'. A big Hong Kong offer for AJC Australian Derby winner Clangalang fell through after the multiple Group One winner failed a preliminary veterinary inspection on Sunday. Trainer Gerald Ryan said vets made a visual inspection of the horse yesterday but were unhappy with his action when he was trotted up. This was because Clangalang is turned in one knee, resulting in a slightly abnormal galloping action. Ryan said the gelding's conformation probably explained why Clangalang did not race well on Melbourne's left-handed courses. After his unplaced run as favourite in the Sandown Classic, Hong Kong Vase plans have been aborted and Clangalang will go for a spell before being set for the Sydney autumn carnival. New Zealand's super mare Sunline, conqueror of Fairy King Prawn in that memorable Hong Kong Mile in 2000, has been confirmed in foal to boom shuttle stallion and seven-time Group One winner Rock Of Gibraltar. The mare's former trainer and part-owner, Trevor McKee, said Sunline would remain at Coolmore Stud in New South Wales for the next few weeks, after which a decision would be made on whether she returned to New Zealand or stayed in Australia. Cox Plate winner Fields Of Omagh left for Tokyo yesterday with the aim of becoming Australia's second winner of the Japan Cup (2,400m) at Fuchu racecourse on Sunday week. The highly popular horse, who has his own website so fans can track his international progress, will be accompanied by trainer Tony McEvoy's Melbourne foreman, Gary Fennessy, who also looked after the David Hayes-trained Better Loosen Up when he became the only Australian horse to win the Japan Cup back in 1990. 'A lot of the other Australian horses who have gone for the Japan Cup have been tired after tough spring campaigns,' Fennessy said. 'This horse has only had the four runs this time in and is still on the up.' All going well, he will then head here for either the Hong Kong Cup or Vase on December 14. One of the highest-profile cases in New Zealand racing has ended after two months, with trainer Andrew Scott being handed a modest NZ$5,000 fine, plus NZ$1,600 costs, after being caught giving the horse Penny Gem an intravenous injection prior to a Group One race. Scott, the training partner of Melbourne Cup-winning mentor Mike Moroney, admitted charges of bringing detriment to the image of racing and committing a dishonest act before the Judicial Control Authority (JCA). Scott had been caught injecting Penny Gem with a homeopathic remedy, Vetradyne, in a horse box 21/2 hours before the NZ$750,000 Kelt Capital Stakes at Hastings in late September. When considering the penalty, the JCA said it had taken into account the fact Scott had already been punished by the NZ$10,000 compensation he had paid to the owners after Penny Gem was withdrawn from the race and that 'it was extremely unlikely that Scott would ever again offend in this way'.