Crossthestart started off a fantastic day for the Laming Stable with a gutsy victory in the opening race on Ipswich Cup Day. 

The 4yo Gelding by Cape Cross enjoyed the firmer surface and the rise in distance to record his first Australian victory since arriving from New Zealand last year.

Crossthestart settled just off midfield before making a run down the outside and held off Plenty Of Practise who kicked strongly in the straight.

Congratulations to the winning owner Dick Karreman who has been a long time friend and client of the Laming family.  Hopefully he can continue his winning ways at his next start.