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Dubai World Cup: Charlie Appleby bids for another memorable season

Appleby’s 2018 Dubai World Cup night double was followed by Derby and Melbourne Cup success. Now he must back it up – and he is among the favourites for the British Flat trainers’ title

The 2018 season started very well for Charlie Appleby and kept getting better. Godolphin’s grand renaissance, so often promised in Dubai in March only to evaporate by the start of July, finally materialised and Appleby led the way, from a Derby winner in early June to Cross Counter’s historic first success for a British-trained runner in the Melbourne Cup. Now he must attempt to back it up.

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