Trainer set to face inquiry over Melbourne Cup scratching

Trainer Richard Laming will front an inquiry into the possible race day treatment of Jamaican Rain. (Getty Images)

Trainer Richard Laming will front an inquiry into the possible race day treatment of Jamaican Rain, a late scratching from a support race on the Melbourne Cup program.

Racing Victoria stewards ordered the mare's withdrawal on Tuesday morning after the Compliance Assurance Team inspected Jamaican Rain at Laming's Cranbourne stable.

During the inspection, the mare was found to have swelling in her off fore knee and stewards judged her unfit to run in the Group Three Jim Beam Stakes (1400m) for which she was favourite.

After taking evidence from the CAT investigators over the alleged race day treatment, stewards adjourned the inquiry.

Punter goes big on Sound

A horse racing fan is hunting a monster payday after placing $2,500 on thoroughbred Sound at the Melbourne Cup.

Despite the guides and the experts placing Finche and Mer De Glace as early favourites, one punter is searching for a $252,500 payday after placing $2,500 on Sound at $101 odds.

It would certainly be an astonishing victory for the thoroughbred who has struggled since coming over from Germany last year.