Equestrian Life
Cross Counter wins the Melbourne Cup

Cross counter

Cross Counter, a northern hemisphere three-year-old, like last year's winner Rekindling, made the most of the wet conditions, proving too strong for Marmelo and A Prince of Arran in the $7.3 million two-mile classic.

Appleby’s young star becomes the first Godolphin-owned horse to win Australia’s greatest race.

The win is also jockey Kerrin McEvoy’s third victory after first tasting success in the Cup on Brew in 2000 and Almandin in 2016.
It continues a remarkable year for the jockey, who recently won $13 million The Everest for the second occasion on Redzel.Cross Counter was one of three Godolphin runners with Saeed bin Suroor saddling up Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution while James Cummings turned out Avilius.

One TAB punter is certain to be rejoicing after placing $50,000 on Cross Counter at $10 following the barrier draw to win $500,000

Final placings:
1. Cross Counter (prizemoney $4 million)
2. Marmelo ($1 million)
3. A Prince Of Arran ($500,000)
4. Finche ($250,000)
5. Rostropovich ($175,000)
6. Youngstar ($150,000)
7. Sir Charles Road ($150,000)
8. Best Solution ($150,000)
9. Muntahaa ($150,000)
10. Ventura Storm ($150,000)
11. Yucatan ($150,000)
12. Nakeeta ($150,000)
13. Zacada
14. Chestnut Coat
15. Vengeur Masque
16. Magic Circle
17. Who Shot Thebarman
18. Sound Check
19. Runaway
20. Ace High
21. Auvray
22. Avilius
23. Red Cardinal
24. The Cliffsofmoher (failed to finish)

Source: Herald Sun Racing  





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