2 Nov 2010

Americain wins 2010 Melbourne Cup

5:44 pm on 2 November 2010

Americain riden by French jockey Gerald Mosse has won the Melbourne Cup on a wet and sodden Flemington track.

One of the top chances for the 3200-metre race, the American-bred French-raced stayer finished strongly in the last 400 metres searing past Maluckyday and pre-race favourite So You Think to win the biggest race in Australasia.

The Bart Cummings-trained So You Think was the dominant favourite to win the 150th running of the Cup but failed over the last 400 metres as many had predicted.