x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

All the Good cannot have it better

All The Good gives Godolphin an historic victory in the BMW Caulfield Cup in Australia.

Kerrin McEvoy wins with All The Good.
Kerrin McEvoy wins with All The Good.

Superbly handled by Kerrin McEvoy, the five-year-old surged to the front halfway down the Caulfield straight to beat the fast-finishing Nom De Jeu and pacemaker Barbaricus. "This is fantastic. To win this is such a thrill," McEvoy said. 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 said. "I watched all his races last night and I was even more excited after that. I gave myself a good chance of winning." Bin Suroor confirmed that All The Good would now be aimed at the big race at Flemington on Nov 4.

He said: "This is a tremendous result by All The Good. He is our first Group One winner in Australia and it has come in a great race, the Caulfield Cup. "We are now looking forward to the Emirates Melbourne Cup and I don't think All The Good will have any problems with the distance of two miles which should suit him," the trainer said today. * Agencies