The Aidan O'Brien-trained Highland Reel is among the withdrawals but 78 horses remain in contention for a crack at reigning champion Winx in next month's Cox Plate.
Highland Reel was not among the Cox Plate first acceptors but Irish master Aidan O'Brien has five runners remaining in the $3 million championship.
O'Brien's quintet includes Group I winner Deauville, who was a last-start third in the Grade I Arlington Million (1-1/4 m) in the US in August, and Johannes Vermeer, who was a Group 1 winner in France as a two-year-old.
Godolphin's overseas operations have two Saeed bin Suroor-trained runners, Prize Money and Best Solution) in the Cox Plate acceptors while Charlie Appleby has Folkswood in line for a start in the Moonee Valey showpiece.
Jane Chapple-Hyam has kept Kaspersky in the Cox Plate and booked Michelle Payne for the ride some time ago.
Click here to view the first acceptors for the 2017 Cox Plate.