Cup 21st Group One Win For Appleby

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's rise up the world training ranks has continued with winning the .

He is one of two Godolphin trainers working for Sheikh Mohammed at Newmarket in England, the other being .

Appleby was appointed a Godolphin trainer in July 2013 after 15 years working for Sheikh Mohammed in a range of roles including travelling stable head and assistant trainer.

Cross Counter's win on was Appleby's 21st at Group One level and his 12th for 2018.

He has three in Australia, Polarisation in the 2017 , Jungle Cat in the Sir in September and Tuesday's Cup with Cross Counter.

“I have learned a lot about travelling horses after two years bringing them here,” Appleby said.

“Getting the horses here and getting them to race day, you are already winning.”

Bin Suroor has also had two Group One winners in Melbourne this spring with in the Stakes and in the Caulfield Cup.

Best Solution, who carried top weight of 57.5kg in the Melbourne Cup compared to Cross Counter's 51kg, finished eighth.

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