Modown ready to go in Sandown Guineas
The connections and ownership group of Modown have already turned significant offers for there stable star and after he threw trainer Charlotte Littlefield’s husband Julian Hay was thrown from the saddle in track work on Sunday the stable are looking for him to deliver on Saturday.
"He owes my husband a little something," Littlefield said.
"Luckily he's not badly injured, but it was a bit of a shock to the system, he's been that well the horse, he can't control himself at the moment.
"I don't think it's broken, he'll be OK, he (Modown) knew about it this morning, the horse, he was kind to me when I rode him, I think he knew he went a step too far last night."
Interest in Modown increased when he finished strongly in The Listed Amanda Elliot Stakes at Flemington with bidders from Hong Kong looking to acquire the 45 per cent share owned by Littlefield and Hay as well as the shares owned by a broader group including Colin and Janice McKenna.
"For me, ultimately, we have been working seven years, myself and Jules, working hard to assemble some nice horses in the stable," Littlefield said.
"For us to give that up now, right when I feel we're at our peak, I think would be an absolute mistake and we'd regret it for the rest of our lives.
"The offers have been ridiculous, you shake your head half the time thinking where are they getting this money from, but for us, we bred him, he doesn't owe us a cent.
"He's a great horse, the team does a great job around us, we got everybody in the right place and all the right people.
"It's very good for our stable to have horses of this quality, to have owners of Col McKenna's quality, as well as plenty of others who have supported me throughout the whole journey.
"It's a no-brainer to keep hold of the horse and try our luck in Group races with him."
Modown opened $4.50 second favourite in TAB's all-in Sandown Guineas market behind Arkansaw Kid who sits as a $2.20 race favourite.