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Muntahaa to stay in Australia after Cup

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The John Gosden-trained English stayer Muntahaa will join Lindsay Park after the Melbourne Cup.

Ebor winner Muntahaa is set to race for champion English trainer John Gosden for the final time in the Melbourne Cup before being switched to the Lindsay Park stable in Australia.

Angus Gold, racing manager for Shadwell Stud which owns Muntahaa, confirmed the plan was for the gelding to remain in Australia after Tuesday’s Cup.

“A horse like this, he’s a five-year-old gelding, he’s got little mileage on the clock and he’s got a lot of talent,” Gold said.

“The racing here, A it’s fantastic but B there’s huge prize money compared to what we have in Europe. To me it makes a lot of sense for him to stay here.

“If he takes to it mentally he’s the sort of horse who could win a fair bit of prize money.”

Muntahaa was an impressive winner of the Ebor Handicap at York at his most recent start in late August and is an $11 chance for Tuesday’s $7.3 million Melbourne Cup.

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