Cross Counter Strengthens Melb Cup Claims

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's could be bound for after putting up a ruthless display of controlled front-running in the Gordon Stakes at .

Stepping up in class in the Group Three contest, the -trained runner was sent off a 7-4 chance in the hands of .

The gelding always looked in control, coming home 4-1/2 lengths clear of favourite in a course record for the near 12-furlongs (2400m) of 2min31.39sec.

“He is a horse that had a lovely, progressive profile going into the race,” Appleby said.

“We were confident we would put a race up to Dee Ex Bee.

“On the back of that, our long-term agenda was to take him to Australia for the .

“We will get him back and see how he is, but that is where his next start is likely to be. He is a gelding so he can't run in the .”

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