Americain is the 2010 Melbourne Cup Winner

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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

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
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