CHARLIE Appleby’s Godolphin team continued their affinity with country cups landing the A$300,000 Listed Cranbourne Cup with the British-bred Exceed And Excel gelding Folkswood at Cranbourne on Sunday. Sent out favourite in the listed handicap over 2,025 metres, Kerrin McEvoy guided Folkswood to an easy two-length win over Berisha and Grey Lion.

“Speaking with Charlie this morning, the major target is the Emirates Stakes at the end of the carnival, whether or not he goes to a Cox Plate, that is something Charlie is going to have a think about over the next few days,” said travelling foreman Chris Connett.