What a summer it has been for Dunsany based trainer Ger Lyons. The Meath man secured the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh with Siskin earlier this month and followed that up with his first Ebor victory at York with 16/1 shot Mustajeer.

This 6-year old son of Medicean landed the most valuable handicap in Europe on Saturday in tremendous style and BoyleSports have introduced him at 16/1 for the Melbourne Cup.

Connections confirmed the Ebor was the first part of a plan involving the Australian feature race and Mustajeer will now head into quarantine with the Caufield Cup his next target in preparation for the Melbourne Cup.

The Australian Bloodstock syndicate have bought into the star performer and he will now be trained by Queensland based trainer Kris Lees ahead of his southern hemisphere journey. BoyleSports make Mustajeer the 14/1 joint favourite alongside Verry Ellegant, to win the Caufiled Cup in October. It’s 100/1 for the Ebor champion to win both the Caufield and Melbourne Cups this winter down under.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSportstold The Bet: “Fellow Meath based trainer Tony Martin was the last Irish trainer to win the Ebor at the Knavesmire track with Heartbreak City in 2016 and now Ger Lyons has been added to the roll of honour with Mustajeer. It’s great to see that the plan they had for Mustajeer went according to plan with Australia the next destination for the star to conquer. We make him 16/1 favourite for the Melbourne Cup and 14/1 joint favourite for the Caufield Cup. It’s 100/1 for the Aussie double”.

Aussie Double

100/1 – Mustajeer to complete Caufield Cup & Melbourne Cup Double

Melbourne Cup

16        Mustajeer
18        Cross Counter
18        Ghaiyyath
20        Exrta Brut
22        Ghostwatch
22        Ispolini
25        Broome
25        Johannes Vermeer
25        Marmelo
25        Southern France
28        Shraaoh
28        Avilius
28        Verry Elleegant
28        Finche
33        A Prince Of Arran
33        Latrobe
33        Torcedor
33        Rostropovich
40        Youngstar
40        Yucatan
40        Sydney Opera House
50 bar

Caulfield Cup

14        Verry Ellegant
14        Mustajeer
16        Avilius
16        Verry Elleegant
16        Gold Mount
16        Cross Counter
20        Django Freeman
20        Kenedna
20        Yucatan
22        Ispolini
22        Latrobe
25 bar

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