The win took McEvoy’s prizemoney earnings past the $20m barrier for 2018. He won the $13m Everest four weeks ago on Redzel before adding the $7m Cup.
McEvoy had his slice of luck on Tuesday. When The Cliffsofmoher broke down passing the post for the first time, McEvoy was directly in the line of fire and was lucky to miss him. Having avoided that, he feared he was too far back coming to the home turn.
“We were lucky, on the first turn, with that horse breaking down. We were lucky to get through,” McEvoy said. “I was back a bit further than I wanted. I knew that I was full of running – I was on the back of Yucatan. He seemed to be empty. At the 400 [metre mark[ I said that I had to go my own way, and I was full of running. At the furlong I thought, ‘Mate, is this happening again?’.
“It is a great feeling but better because me and Charlie are good mates from my time over in England. To do it with him only adds to this Cup.”