Nick Williams confirmed on Sunday that he and his father Lloyd have acquired a part share in a trio of highly-rated Emirates Melbourne Cup entries.

The father and son Macedon Lodge team now own part of Order Of St GeorgeKingfisher andBondi Beach.

They will race the trio in partnership with Coolmore and they remain in the care of their current trainer Aidan O’Brien.

The three horses will need to enter quarantine on Thursday if they are to come to Australia for this year’s Melbourne Cup and Williams said O’Brien would leave his decision on who, if any, of the trio would make the trip until just before the deadline.

Order Of St George, who has 54kg in the Melbourne Cup, would start one of the favourites if he came on the strength of his 11-length win in the Irish St Leger (2816m) last time out.

Bondi Beach, a son of Galileo who has 52.5kg in the Cup, has never finished further back than second in five starts, the most recent of which produced a protest victory in the English St Leger (2917m).

Kingfisher was more than 40 lengths behind Order Of St George in the Irish St Leger, but finished second to Trip To Paris in the Gold Cup (4023m) at Royal Ascot in June.

Kingfisher, who has 53kg, is a $21 chance in CrownBet’s Melbourne Cup market, Order Of St George is at $26 with Bondi Beach a $34 chance.