My Ambivalent has been given a clean bill of health ahead of the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington next Tuesday. Roger Varian's Group One-winning mare missed the Caulfield Cup when she suffered a stone bruise, after which she also developed lameness in a routine gallop last week.

The five-year-old has, however, has been offered a thumbs-up after she was examined by Racing Victoria vets Brian Stewart and Grace Forbes.

"She's fine," said David Eustace, assistant trainer to Newmarket-based Varian. "She had one problem 10 to 12 days ago and it's been fine since. The problem (stone bruise) is as common as the cold. I'm pleased with her. Sure, she's had hiccups, but she's had less hiccups than it looks. It's not like it's taken forever to get over it."

My Ambivalent will still have to be further assessed on Thursday before her participation in the Melbourne Cup can be finalised.

Stewart said: "She was sound and in good order. We'll have another look on Thursday, but at this stage there is nothing that would worry us particularly." (