Green Moon wins Melbourne Cup
Published: 09 November 2012
MELBOURNE (Aus) – Green Moon, trained by Robert Hickmott and ridden by Brett Prebble, won the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington as the European party largely disappointed.
The Marco Botti-trained Jakkalberry fared best of foreign raiders in third, but was some distance away from the accomplished winner.
Green Moon, formerly trained in Berkshire by Harry Dunlop, flashed past the long-time leader Glencadam Gold 300m from home under an assured Prebble. Fiorente finished second.
Prebble said: “He was never going to get beat.”
Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos flew from the rear to finish fifth under Ryan Moore.
Glencadam Gold enjoyed an uncontested lead from the outset, but initiated an admittedly humdrum gallop off which the major European players like last year’s respective first and second, Dunaden and Red Cadeaux, had no answers.
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