What next for Charlie Appleby? All-conquering trainer targets Kentucky Derby glory

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Charlie Appleby has his sights set on the Kentucky Derby after giving Godolphin their first Melbourne Cup triumph with Cross Counter on Tuesday.

It was the second time this year the Newmarket trainer had broken new ground for Sheikh Mohammed’s operation after Masar became the first horse to carry the famous royal blue colours to victory in the Derby at Epsom in June.

Appleby would also like to emulate his fellow Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor by winning the Dubai World Cup on Sheikh Mohammed’s home territory.