Melbourne-Bound Mustajeer Wins Ebor

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Ebor winner Mustajeer is now the equal favourite for the Cup following his win in the prestigious handicap at York ahead of his export to Australia.

Trained in Ireland by , Mustajeer, who finished fourth in the Ebor last year, won the 2800m-race by three-quarters of a length from Red .

He has been bought by with original owner David Spratt keeping a share, and will be sent to trainer for a Cups campaign.

Following his win on Saturday (Sunday AEST), Mustajeer has firmed from $26 in the TAB's market, joining six other horses on $15.

His price has been slashed from $51 to $17, behind only last year's first and second, Cross Counter and who are at $15.

“That's his last race for us. He's been sold to go to Australia, but David Spratt still owns a share,” Lyons' daughter and assistant Kerri Lyons said.

“Hopefully it will be the Caulfield Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.

“That will be a dream come true and he'll do well for the new owners.”

Australian Bloodstock won the 2014 Melbourne Cup with Protectionist prepared by German trainer .

Prince of Arran, third in last year's Melbourne Cup, pleased trainer Charlie Fellowes with his eighth in the Ebor, five lengths from the winner, and is on target for his return to Australia.

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