4 Nov 2008

Outsider Viewed gives Cummings 12th Cup

6:36 pm on 4 November 2008

Outsider Viewed has given gave Bart Cummings his 12th Melbourne Cup victory after just holding off a fast-finishing Bauer at Flemington Racecourse.

Viewed, ridden by Blake Shinn, stormed to the front with 400 metres to go in the 3200m staying classic and beat the British-trained Bauer by a nose in a dramatic photo finish with the New zealand Derby winner 'est La Guerre third.

It was Cummings's first victory since 1999 when Rogan Josh won and his 250th Group One career triumph.

Cummings, who turns 81 next week, first won the Cup with Light Fingers in 1965. The next highest total is six wins.