Godolphin Glory With Modun In 2011 Melbourne Cup

October 30, 2011

Godolphin Glory With Modun In 2011 Melbourne Cup

Saeed Bin Suroor is supremely confident he has a team to threaten in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and a good deal of his hopes rest with impressive gelding Modun.

He’s going first up into the Melbourne Cup meaning we haven’t had a chance to see him in action so getting a good read on form is tough for the European import.

This is probably the reason he’s at a cautious price with online bookmaker Luxbet, the $26 quote putting him around mid field with plenty of room to fluctuate either up or down.

He’s the type of horse that could well rally some late support and don’t be surprised if he were to drop a full 10 points come race day.

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Of course for your free bet to pay off you’ll need him to be a winning chance and we think he just may be a knockout player.

He’s sat in the shadows of many of the other Europeans being able to quietly go about his work with little outside interruption.

His last start was at Kempton Park over 2400m on September 3rd where he won impressively in a good race.

Previous to that he was fourth in the Ebor Handicap and finished second twice at York and then Goodwood.

As you can see consistency is certainly on his side, a big confidence builder for connections and punters alike.

While Modun is five years old he’s only had the eight starts, first making his debut in September last year.

They’ve been very patient with him and been deliberate in picking his events  so you know the team is here because the genuinely believe he can win it.


#16 Modun – Horse Profile

  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor
  • Owners: Godolphin
  • Age: 5YO
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Breeding: by King’s Best out of Olympienne
  • Career: 8:3-3-0
  • Prize Money: $129,425
  • Track: 0-0-0-0
  • Distance: 0-0-0-0
  • Current Melbourne Cup Odds: $26 @ Luxbet

Why Modun Can Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup

  • Form in Europe has been solid in company with good horses
  • Barrier five will let him find his perfect spot
  • In well with just a 53kg weight
  • Full support of the Godolphin juggernaut

Why Modun Can’t Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup

  • Inexperienced, most lightly raced horse in the field
  • Lacks tactical speed
  • First time to two miles
  • First up after nearly two months

Modun looks like a value bet in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and as a pinup horse for Godolphin few would write him off.

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