The 2010 Melbourne Cup winner is French stayer Americain who beat home Maluckyday and red hot favourite So You Think at just their second start in Australia, in the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) as Race 7 at Flemington today.
The 150th Melbourne Cup played out just as the rain got a little heavier at Flemington, Once Were Wild set the early pace leading the field, but was unable to hold on as the field bunched on the turn.
Geelong Cup winner Americain sat three deep with cover, poised and ready to make the move, peeling away when the time was right and ridden to perfection by international jockey Gerald Mosse.
It was a fierce battle down the straight, So You Think moving up on the outside to briefly take to the lead with 250m to go.
But six-year-old Americain quickly became a danger and challenged the Bart Cummings’ trained superstar.
On the line the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Americain beat home The Lexus Stakes winner and second favourite Maluckyday with So You Think holding on in a gallant third.
Favourite So You Think, the Bart Cummings-trained superstar starting as the shortest priced favourite in many years, was given every chance but couldn’t give the Cups King his 13th Cup.
Instead the Loving Trophy went to the first French-trained Melbourne Cup winner.
Americain has now won eight of their 20 career starts.
Stay tuned for more comprehensive Melbourne Cup results and to see what’s next for the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner.
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2010 Melbourne Cup Results & 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|