GOODWOOD Cup winner Brown Panther will miss the Irish St Leger (overnight, Australian time), but the Melbourne Cup remains on the agenda. Trainer Tom Dascombe ruled Brown Panther out of the Irish St Leger after the horse’s temperature spiked and he did not eat.

Dascombe said the horse appeared fine, but it was not worth taking the risk of running him in the Group 1 at the Curragh.

He noted that the Melbourne Cup, where rate him a $26 chance, is still under consideration.

"It's disappointing, but these things happen. Things could be worse, we've still got a horse left and we'll just have to see how long it takes him to recover and aim for something else, Dascombe told the Irish Independent.

"He's in the Qipco staying race at Ascot on Champions Day (Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup, October 19) and the Melbourne Cup and both are still options for him.

"If he is going to go to Australia he doesn't have to go into quarantine until September 26, so we've got a few days for him to recover."