Godolphin’s Melbourne Cup ranks have been bolstered with the purchase of Modun from the Sir Michael Stoute yard while Americain’s owners have bought into the Mark Johnston-trained Jukebox Jury.
Modun, winner of the September Stakes at Kempton, may have one run in England before joining Sheikh Mohammed’s other two hopefuls Lost In The Moment and Cavalryman in quarantine ahead of a trip to Melbourne Cup.
“Modun joined our team today and he might run one more time before starting quarantine for Australia,” racing manager Simon Crisford announced on www.godolphin.com.
“We also have Lost In The Moment (53kg) and Cavalryman (55kg) entered for the Cup and we will decide on their possible participation after we see them in their next races.”
Modun would have to shoulder 53kg in the Flemington highlight on November 1.
It has yet to be finalised whether he will run for Saeed bin Suroor or Mahmood Al Zarooni.
Gerry Ryan and Kevin Bamford, who race 2010 Cup winner and this year’s topweight Americain, have purchased a 50 per cent share in Irish St Leger winner Jukebox Jury.
Jukebox Jury will continue to race in the colours of Alan Spence and be trained by Johnston and will return to England after the race.
A press release from David Medbury Bloodstock which brokered the deal with Australian company Robert Roulston Bloodstoock, said the horse’s 2012 campaign would include the Ascot Gold Cup.
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