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Godolphin land Caulfield Cup with All The Good

Updated: Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 10:41

Sheikh Mohammed enjoyed an historic success when All The Good landed the Caulfield Cup
Sheikh Mohammed enjoyed an historic success when All The Good landed the Caulfield Cup

All The Good gave Godolphin an historic victory in the 2.5 million BMW Caulfield Cup in Australia.

Superbly handled by Kerrin McEvoy, the five-year-old entire surged to the front halfway down the Caulfield straight to defeat the fast-finishing Nom De Jeu and pacemaker Barbaricus.

'This is fantastic. To win this is such a thrill. Godolphin been such supporters of mine. I'm just so excited,' said McEvoy.

This Group one contest was only All The Good's fourth start in the famous blue colours and came on the back of his victory in the Newburgh Handicap at Newbury in August.

Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, he becomes the second European winner of the race after Taufan's Melody 10 years ago.

'It'll be a huge thrill for all the team and Sheikh Mohammed. I'm really thrilled to be part of it. He'll be a nice chance now in the Melbourne Cup,' McEvoy told racingvictoria.net.

'I watched all his races last night and I was even more excited after that. I gave myself a good chance of winning.'

McEvoy returned to Australia after a five-year stint as the Godolphin stable's number two jockey in Europe. He is now based in Sydney having assumed the role of stable jockey for the worldwide Darley racing empire.

The Caulfield Cup victory is McEvoy's biggest on home soil since winning the 2000 Emirates Melbourne Cup on Brew.

Mad Rush, trained in Newmarket by Luca Cumani, looked a desperately unlucky fourth after jockey Damien Oliver was unable to get a run until the final furlong.

The favourite Littorio finished fifth without ever threatening, while the well-fancied Weekend Hussler weakened in the closing stages after failing to stay the mile and aa half.

A decision on what penalty will receive for the Emirates Melbourne Cup will be announced on Monday.

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