Avdulla confirmed on social media that he would be riding the Irish Derby winner in next month’s $ 7.5 million race at Flemington.
— 🇦🇺 BRENTON AVDULLA (@brentonavdulla) October 10, 2018
Latrobe races in the colours of prominent Australian owner Lloyd Williams who won his sixth Melbourne Cup as an owner last year with the O’Brien-trained Rekindling.
Like Rekindling, Latrobe will be a northern hemisphere three-year-old heading into this year’s race.
“Very excited to announce I will be partnering up with @JosephOBrien2 and Team Williams in the Melbourne Cup with Irish Derby winner LATROBE,” Avdulla posted on Twitter.
The son of Camelot finished second in the Irish St Leger at his most recent outing last month.
Latrobe currently sits on the fourth line of betting at $ 15 (BetEasy) for the Melbourne Cup.