Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 2 November 2010  

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By Marc Owen-Banks ValueChecker

French-Trained Americain Wins Melbourne Cup

1 Americain 12/1
2 Maluckyday 8/1
3 So You Think 2/1F
4 Zipping 25/1

NR: Bauer (IRE)
23 ran Distances: 2¾l, ½l, 1¾l
TIME 3m 26.87s

The 150th running over the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Park, the $3m prize money and the £120,000 gold Cup goes to France this year as Americain was given a beautiful ride around the outside to hit the front with 100 yards to go.

Winning trainer
Alain De Royer-Dupre

Alain Du Royer-Dupre

Gerald Mosse has been likening this horse to Bentley Motor car. When he won the Geelong Cup he jumped off and stated that he would win this race as he had more gears. Alain De Royer-Dupre was making his first visit to Australia for the race.

As they came into the finishing straight they formed a line across the track, Descarado in the middle, So You Think cruising on the outside and Mayluckyday tracking him. With Harris Tweed playing his part.

At the 250 pole, So You Think, the shortest priced favourite for this race for many many years looked for all the world like the winner, hitting the front and seemingly cruising. Of the four million pounds traded on the race, half of it was on the favourite, So You Think. But Gerald Mosse had other ideas. He was super confident his charge had the finishing kick to see off Bart Cummings unbeaten favourite and so it transpired. Those extra gears were in evidence as Americain hit the front at the 100 and simply went away in stunning style. The Geelong Cup is such an important form guide for this race for European entries and so it proved once again.

2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup

2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup
Malukyday ran on to snatch second place after a little bumping and kept So You Think to a third place finish. As big as evens earlier in the day to get that place, plenty of punters had latched onto that piece of value and covered win bets.

Americain returned 19.5 on Betfair Sp

The $3million winners purse, is split, 85% winning owner, 10% trainer and 5% for the jockey.

After the race Gerald Mosse said “Its good to participate” he added that he never gets nervous, and kept him wide to stay out of trouble knowing he was on a good horse. “At 200 I knew I was perfect and my timing was perfect” He ran away from the field in the final 100 yards and made this a memorable “race that stopped a nation”!!


2010 Melbourne Cup Result
Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer
1st 8 AMERICAIN(11) Gerald Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre
2nd 24 MALUCKYDAY(5) Luke Nolen Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3rd 3 SO YOU THINK(2) Steven Arnold Bart Cummings
4th 4 ZIPPING(15) Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
5th 12 HARRIS TWEED(12) Brad Rawiller Murray & Bjorn Baker
6th 19 HOLBERG(9) Frankie Dettori Saeed Bin Suroor
7th 13 MANIGHAR(19) Damien Oliver Luca Cumani
8th 20 PRECEDENCE(14) James Winks Bart Cummings
9th 5 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE(8) Glen Boss William J Knight
10th 6 MR MEDICI(4) Darren Beadman Peter Ho
11th 23 ONCE WERE WILD(10) Jim Cassidy Gai Waterhouse
12th 9 TOKAI TRICK(3) Shinji Fujita Kenji Nonaka
13th 7 SHOOT OUT(16) Corey Brown John Wallace
14th 15 MONACO CONSUL(13) Craig Williams Michael Moroney
15th 14 MASTER O’REILLY(17) Vlad Duric Danny O’Brien
16th 2 CAMPANOLOGIST(18) Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor
17th 16 PROFOUND BEAUTY(21) Patrick Smullen Dermot K Weld
18th 1 SHOCKING(23) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
19th 21 RED RULER(7) Mark Du Plessis John Sargent
20th 10 BUCCELLATI(20) Steven King Tony Noonan
21st 22 LINTON(22) Brett Prebble Robert Hickmott
22nd 17 ZAVITE(6) Michael Walker Anthony Cummings
FF 11 DESCARADO(1) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
Src 18 BAUER Chris Munce Luca Cumani


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