MELBOURNE CUP LOOMS LARGE FOR BEST SOLUTION

Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Pat Cosgrave heads to the Melbourne Cup full of confidence he can help break Godolphin’s curse in the race after declaring that everything went wrong for his winning mount Best Solution during Saturday’s $5 million feature.

“I’ve got to give all credit to the horse,” Cosgrave said after his narrow but incredible victory. “I had a bad trip around the course. I had a bad draw, jumped slow and had to commit earlier than I should have.

“He was there to be beaten.”

Cosgrave said Flemington now loomed large for the horse that has given the rider three Group 1 wins in a row following two recent successes in Germany.

“I think anything is possible after today. He should have got beaten because he had such a bad trip and everything went wrong for me.”

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