Macedonian Wins The Lavazza Long Black On Melbourne Cup Day 2010

Macedonian won the Lavazza Long Black in style, in an eventful run with implications for the Melbourne Cup run this afternoon.

Macedonian came though the middle like many winners today, with Irazu and Muir following behind. Unfortunately, the results weren’t the biggest news in this race.

Zauberin fell during the race, leaving jockey Blake Shinn rolling on the ground as the field ran over him. This does not bode well for Precedence in the Melbourne Cup, who Shinn was set to ride. hopes that Blake can recover well to make his Cup run, but he has been taken off the field on a stretcher.

More news for the Melbourne Cup is jockey Nicholas Hall’s performance with the favourite I’m Imposing. Sticking to the rail, he was failing to gain ground. He had more success taking him off the rail, but then brought I’m Imposing back there on the straight. This is not a winning strategy today, as the track near the rail will be too cut up by Cup time. If Hall rides like this on Zipping, that plucky runner will not have a chance.

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The Lavazza Long Black Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 14 MACEDONIAN(11) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 53.5 2-57.77
2nd 13 IRAZU(7) Steven King Steve Richards 53.5 1.3L
3rd 9 MUIR(2) Glen Boss Robert Hickmott 55.0 4.3L
4th 7 I’M IMPOSING(3) Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 55.5 5.0L
5th 1 KERDEM(8) Mark Zahra Patrick Payne 59.0 7.5L
6th 15 MONTAHLIA(12) Jim Cassidy Michael Kent 53.5 7.6L
7th 11 DOOSRA DIAMOND(10) Craig Newitt Bob Challis 53.5 9.4L
8th 8 GRAND DESTINY(1) James Winks Michael Kent 55.0 9.9L
9th 4 AJHAR(6) Michael Walker Lee Freedman 57.0 10.4L
10th 18 REPRISAL(15) Dean Yendall David Hayes 53.0 10.5L
11th 10 NIPTIOUS(9) Danny Nikolic Danny Curran 55.0 12.7L
12th 5 MILES ABOVE(5) Damien Oliver Denis Daffy 56.5 13.2L
13th 17 GALLANT LADY(4) Craig Williams Lee Freedman 53.0 13.6L
14th 6 SADDLER’S STORY(13) Nash Rawiller Robert Smerdon 56.5 14.6L
15th 16 BUFFETT(16) Nikita Beriman Jarrod McLean 53.0 64.6L
16th 2 APPREHEND(18) Hugh Bowman Tony Vasil 58.0 67.4L
17th 3 BASALTICO(14) Chris Munce Bill & Symon Wilde 57.5 99.9L
F 19 ZAUBERIN(17) Blake Shinn Russell Cameron 53.0
Src 12 FAMILY BLISS Fabian Alesci Michael Templeton
Src 20 THE ZEEBAC Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Src 21 SIR WALTER Darren Gauci Kathryn Durden
Src 22 JUAN CARLOS Chris Symons Allison Bennett