The 2010 Melbourne Cup has been run and decided at Flemington today, Americain the winner and number one in the finishing order for the $6 million handicap feature.
First over the line and the official Melbourne Cup winner for the 150th edition of the ‘race that stops the nation’ was six-year-old Dynaformer entire Americain.
Americain took home the lucrative $3.5 million Melbourne Cup first prize for his connections, the Australian-owned and French-trained runner emerging as the best stayer on the day.
Second in the Melbourne Cup finishing order and one of the biggest Melbourne Cup performances in many years came from Maluckyday.
The Hawkes-trained lightweight of the Melbourne Cup field hit a flat spot in the final 100m, but was still able to finish a gallant second to Americain in his first Group 1 race.
Already word is to watch this emerging stayer to win the Melbourne Cup next year!
Third placegetter in the Melbourne Cup 2010 was raging favourite So You Think.
Despite being beaten by over three lengths, the Bart Cummings-trained four-year-old is still one of the most impressive racehorses Australia has seen adding a Melbourne Cup place to his impressive list of accolades.
Other notable Melbourne Cup finishing order results include:
- 4th – Zipping finished fourth in the Melbourne Cup for a third year in a row, the nine-year-old five lengths away from the winner
- 5th – Harris Tweed kicked away well on the turn, finishing fifth in the Melbourne Cup for the second year in a row
- 18th – Defending Melbourne Cup champion Shocking got into trouble early from their wide barrier draw and could only manage a disappointing 18th beaten by 19 lengths
There were only 22 horses that officially finished the 2010 Melbourne Cup after Bauer was scratched early this morning and Caulfield Cup winner Descarado failed to finish.
To check how your Melbourne Cup bets paid and to get in on the last Melbourne Cup Day race, head to Luxbet now!
2010 Melbourne Cup Finishing Order
|1st||8||AMERICAIN(11)||Gerald Mosse||Alain de Royer Dupre||54.5||3-26.87|
|2nd||24||MALUCKYDAY(5)||Luke Nolen||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||51.0||2.8L|
|3rd||3||SO YOU THINK(2)||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings||56.0||3.3L|
|4th||4||ZIPPING(15)||Nicholas Hall||Robert Hickmott||55.5||5.0L|
|5th||12||HARRIS TWEED(12)||Brad Rawiller||Murray & Bjorn Baker||54.0||5.5L|
|6th||19||HOLBERG(9)||Frankie Dettori||Saeed Bin Suroor||53.5||6.3L|
|7th||13||MANIGHAR(19)||Damien Oliver||Luca Cumani||54.0||9.3L|
|8th||20||PRECEDENCE(14)||James Winks||Bart Cummings||53.5||9.4L|
|9th||5||ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE(8)||Glen Boss||William J Knight||55.0||10.9L|
|10th||6||MR MEDICI(4)||Darren Beadman||Peter Ho||55.0||12.1L|
|11th||23||ONCE WERE WILD(10)||Jim Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse||51.5||12.4L|
|12th||9||TOKAI TRICK(3)||Shinji Fujita||Kenji Nonaka||54.5||12.7L|
|13th||7||SHOOT OUT(16)||Corey Brown||John Wallace||55.0||13.5L|
|14th||15||MONACO CONSUL(13)||Craig Williams||Michael Moroney||54.0||15.2L|
|15th||14||MASTER O’REILLY(17)||Vlad Duric||Danny O’Brien||54.0||18.0L|
|16th||2||CAMPANOLOGIST(18)||Kerrin McEvoy||Saeed Bin Suroor||56.0||18.5L|
|17th||16||PROFOUND BEAUTY(21)||Patrick Smullen||Dermot K Weld||54.0||19.0L|
|18th||1||SHOCKING(23)||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||57.0||19.1L|
|19th||21||RED RULER(7)||Mark Du Plessis||John Sargent||53.5||20.1L|
|20th||10||BUCCELLATI(20)||Steven King||Tony Noonan||54.0||23.1L|
|21st||22||LINTON(22)||Brett Prebble||Robert Hickmott||52.0||35.1L|
|22nd||17||ZAVITE(6)||Michael Walker||Anthony Cummings||54.0||47.1L|
|FF||11||DESCARADO(1)||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse||54.0|
|Src||18||BAUER||Chris Munce||Luca Cumani|