The 150th Melbourne Cup wasn’t the fairytale 13th for Bart Cummings but was a win by horse number 8 Americain that had a truly international flavour. This horse was bred in America, trained in France, ridden by a Hong Kong based jockey and owned by Australians. The starting price was $13.

The inexperienced but brilliant Maluckyday was the second horse over the line at $9 and third was the favourite So You Think who started at $3. In fourth and fifth places were iron horses Zipping and Harris Tweed who have both finished in the same Melbourne Cup place in the past. Punters who boxed all 4 of Jo’s Melbourne Cup Tips would have got the quinella and the trifecta.

The winner who now has two Australian starts for a Geelong Cup win and a Melbourne Cup winner was very impressive as he worked past So You Think and was again ridden perfectly by Gerard Mosse. So You Think looked as if he had a good chance of winning 200 metres from home but the distance was perhaps a little too far for him. A fantastic effort for a horse that although officially four-years-old is still really only three.

I hope both So You Think and Maluckyday race in next years Cup as they will both be forces to be reckoned with. As usual the Cup had its share of dramas. Bauer was scratched leaving 23 runners instead of 24 and jockey Blake Shinn was injured in an earlier race on the card which meant a late riding change for Precedence where Jamie Winks picked up the Cup ride. Caulfield Cup winner Descarado failed to finish.

I hope everyone had a fun and profitable day. Racing returns to Flemington with Oaks day on Thursday and then the final day of the Flemington Carnival is Emirates Stakes day on 6th November. Happy punting!.

2010 Melbourne Cup Final Results

Place No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1st 8 AMERICAIN Alain de Royer Dupre Gerard Mosse 12 54.5
2nd 24 MALUCKYDAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Luke Nolen 6 51
3rd 3 SO YOU THINK Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 3 56
4th 4 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott Nick Hall 16 55.5
5th 12 HARRIS TWEED Murray & Bjorn Baker Brad Rawiller 13 54
6th 19 HOLBERG Saeed Bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 10 53.5
7th 13 MANIGHAR Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 20 54
8th 20 PRECEDENCE Bart Cummings Blake Shinn 15 53.5
9th 5 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE William J Knight Glen Boss 9 55
10th 6 MR MEDICI Peter Ho Darren Beadman 5 55
11th 23 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 11 51.5
12th 9 TOKAI TRICK Kenji Nonaka Shinji Fujita 4 54.5
13th 7 SHOOT OUT John Wallace Corey Brown 17 55
14th 15 MONACO CONSUL Michael Moroney Craig Williams 14 54
15th 14 MASTER O’REILLY Danny O’Brien Vlad Duric 18 54
16th 2 CAMPANOLOGIST Saeed Bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy 19 56
17th 16 PROFOUND BEAUTY Dermot K Weld Pat Smullen 22 54
18th 1 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 24 57
19th 21 RED RULER John Sargent Mark Du Plessis 8 53.5
20th 10 BUCCELLATI Tony Noonan Steven King 21 54
21st 22 LINTON Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 23 52
22nd 17 ZAVITE Anthony Cummings Michael Walker 7 54
FTF 11 DESCARADO Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 54
SCR 18 BAUER Luca Cumani Chris Munce 2 53.5

Jo Jackson