For Melbourne girl, Jane Chapple-Hyam it was an invitation she simply could not refuse. The now UK-based Chapple-Hyam confirmed that she and her middle distance performer Mull Of Killough would be heading to Melbourne later this month, reports Racing Network.

Chapple-Hyam said Mull Of Killough, which hasn’t started since he finished eighth in the Arlington Million behind The Apache after finding the track too firm.

Mull Of Killough is a Listed Race winner at Newmarket over 2000 metres and won the Group 3 Sefton Stakes (1800 m) at Newmarket in April.

The well-travelled eight-year-old finished fifth in the Singapore International in May and on his return ran second in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot.

He goes into quarantine on Thursday. He will spend a fortnight here in quarantine and then another fortnight at Werribee (International Horse Centre) on the other side," Chapple-Hyam told the Sporting Life.

"He's been invited to the Cox Plate and when you are asked to something like that, you don't turn it down.

"I'm from Melbourne so it would be great to win a race like that.” rates Mull Of Killough a $51 chance in the Cox Plate.