Enjoying another astonishing season in the saddle, highlighted by his third win in the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Lexus Melbourne Cup. He claimed his first Group 1 win when Brew took out the 2000 Melbourne Cup, before guiding Almandin to glory in 2016 and repeating the feat on Cross Counter in 2018. Last year’s was perhaps the most dramatic of his three victories, with Cross Counter sitting in 20th place with 800m to go and in 12th at the 400m mark.
Facing a wall of horses, McEvoy weaved a passage through the field and stormed home to deliver a first win in the race for Godolphin. It came on the back of his second straight win in the Everest on Redzel, and he has picked up in 2019 where he left off last year, producing another masterful ride on Exhilarates to win the Magic Millions Classic on the Gold Coast in January.
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