The Melbourne Cup Fuzz – Americain wins – 2010 Melbourne Cup Video

The Melbourne Cup was run and won today. “So You Think” trained by the prodigious cup trainer Bart Cummings (he was aiming for his 13th win today), was an unbackable favourite all week and prior to the race.  The 100,000 strong crowd always makes Melbourne Cup Day one of the most unique and envied race days around the world.  Not only did todays race contain the best stayers in the land, a few foreign invaders lined up for the total $6 million in prize money. Not since Pharlap, had a horse won the Cox Plate twice and then the Melbourne Cup, so tough was So You Thinks challenge. Pundits and experts have been talking up the horse as one of the best of all time, if not the best. The 5 year old stallion is big, black, and flashy. The punters love him.

Today however was not to be, gallant in defeat he was. Four or five from the leaders all the way, he took them on in the straight and all were waiting for his famous kick that everyone said was unbeatable. Today though, it wasn’t. A wet track and untried at the distance of 3200m, he hit the front at the 600 meter mark. A foreign invader though, a horse just as flashy, with a massive stride, and black, was hot on his heels. The French trained and ridden, but Australian owned “Americain” was neck and neck with So You Think at the clock tower. He kept going and won by 2 and half lengths. The French had won a Melbourne Cup. Jockey Gerald Mosse described the horse as so easy to ride his grandmother could do the job, and made light of the fact that all he had to do at the clock tower was press the button. It was all over.

So the Melbourne Cup is over for another year, the race that truly stops a nation, and maybe now, the rest of the world as well.

Americain 1st, Maluckyday 2nd, So You Think 3rd.

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

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