2010 Geelong Cup Results – Americain Wins on Way to Melbourne Cup

October 20th, 2010

American-bred, French-trained stayer Americain has made an impressive Australian racing debut this afternoon taking out the $225,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2406m).

Six-year-old Americain ($10), ridden by international jockey Gerald Mosse, moved up through the Geelong Cup field on the straight to beat home the punters’ favourite Moudre ($5.50) by a long head with classy mare Exceptionally ($6.50) a further half length away in third.

It was the ideal lead-up run for the 2010 Melbourne Cup by the Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Americain, already assured of a spot in the field sitting 24th on the order of entry for the world’s richest handicap.

Geelong Cup runner-up Moudre is likely to make last-grasp attempt of getting into the 2010 Melbourne Cup field on Tuesday November 1 by running in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day, October 30.

After today’s win, Americain’s fourth consecutive success, leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au shortened their price on Americain to win the Melbourne Cup and he is now the $12 third elect following So You Think and Shocking.

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2010 Geelong Cup Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 1 AMERICAIN(1) Gerald Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre 58.0 2-30.35
2nd 5 MOUDRE(10) Craig Williams Ciaron Maher 54.5 0.2L
3rd 9 EXCEPTIONALLY(3) Danny Nikolic Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 53.5 0.7L
4th 10 MR CHARLIE(2) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 53.0 1.2L
5th 13 MACEDONIAN(4) Dwayne Dunn Peter G Moody 53.0 1.3L
6th 8 COUNT ENCOSTA(13) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 53.0 1.6L
7th 15 SAINT ENCOSTA(8) James Winks John P Thompson 53.5 2.4L
8th 4 ONCE WERE WILD(5) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 55.0 3.4L
9th 7 APPREHEND(6) Jason Maskiell Tony Vasil 53.0 5.4L
10th 11 THE HOMBRE(7) Mark Du Plessis John Bary 53.0 6.1L
11th 2 DRUNKEN SAILOR(9) Brett Prebble Luca Cumani 57.0 6.6L
12th 14 GALLANT LADY(11) Blake Shinn Lee Freedman 53.0 7.6L
13th 3 NO WINE NO SONG(14) Jim Cassidy Kevin Moses 57.0 8.4L
14th 12 MILES ABOVE(12) Glen Boss Denis Daffy 53.0 10.1L
15th 6 KERDEM(15) Michelle Payne Patrick Payne 53.0 10.2L