A well-deserved autumn break was taken, and on the journey back it was decided to take a stop off at none other than the Dubai World Cup meeting to put Cross Counter’s new-found staying potential to the test again. He of course passed with flying colours and perhaps most importantly, by winning the Dubai Gold Cup, qualified to take part in the Stayers’ Million here in the UK – of which the Goodwood Cup is a part of.
When asked on the possibilities of taking part in the Stayers’ Million and a mouth-watering clash with Stradivarius, trainer Charlie Appleby said ‘Of course, it’s a great initiative. Cross Counter could be the one to mix it with Stradivarius this year…’
This of course means a potential return trip to Goodwood in 2019, specifically in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup that takes place on Tuesday 30 July which has the potential to be an eye-watering race-of-the-ages.
One thing is for certain, Stayers’ Million bid or not, Cross Counter has well and truly announced himself on the global racing scene.
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