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Team Williams Purchase Shares In Cup Prospects
Aidan O'Brien could have three runners in this year's Melbourne Cup following news that Nick and Lloyd Williams have acquired a part share in three highly rated Cup entries, reports Racing.com. The father and son Macedon Lodge team now part own English St Leger winner Bondi Beach, the very exciting Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George, as well as Kingfisher. All three are sons of multiple champion European sire Galileo. The trio, who will be raced in partnership with Coolmore, are set to enter quarantine, although Order Of St George's participation in the Cup is yet to be finalised. "The three of them are possibles for the Melbourne Cup, obviously. They have to go into quarantine with us on Tuesday and they'll possibly go in anyway," O'Brien told Sky Sports. "It's looking very possible that Bondi Beach and Kingfisher will go and we have to make a final decision on Order Of St George." He added: "It's a very prestigious race and obviously a very hard race to win. Not many races stop a nation." O'Brien has not had a runner in the Melbourne Cup since 2008. Watch Order Of St George's outstanding Irish St Leger win below.