2011 Moonee Valley Cup Results (Drake International)

October 22nd, 2011

The 2011 Moonee Valley Cup or ‘Drake International’ always shaped as a race where class would prevail, it was just a matter of if the fitness would be there to carry it all the way to the line.

The end result? Zero issues, Americain easily the best horse in the race as he cruised to victory in the Moonee Valley Cup.

In the early stages the battle for the lead was a little messy but it meant there was a good bit of tempo available for the horses  at the tail of the field.

Americain settled mid pack on the fence and enjoyed the cosiest of runs, it was just going to be whether or not he got out on the bend.

It wasn’t an easy route, he had to push his way out on the outside but once he found some clear running it was game over.

Even the short Moonee Valley straight wasn’t enough to hold him back as he took the lead with 100m to go and extended it all the way to the line.

It leaves him in a fantastic position in the lead up to the 2011 Melbourne Cup as he once again brings a win with him into the race that stops a nation.

Tullamore was game to run second while Illo held on for third spot.

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2011 Moonee Valley Cup Results (Drake International)

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1 111113-66-10 AMERICAIN(3) Gerald Mosse 58.0 Alain de Royer Dupre 25-9-3-3
2 3-10112-0505 BOOMING(7) Dwayne Dunn 58.0 Jeff Lynds 28-8-6-2
3 120-9923-760 LINTON(5) Hugh Bowman 57.0 Robert Hickmott 16-3-2-4
4 2114218383 TULLAMORE(6) Nash Rawiller 57.0 Gai Waterhouse 23-5-6-4
5 2-33313-1621 SHEWAN(10) Chris Symons 57.0 Robert Smerdon 15-5-2-4
6 613262-1421- ILLO(11) Luke Nolen 56.5 Bart Cummings 13-5-3-2
7 3-98125-8-000 HARRIS TWEED(4) (BLKS) Brad Rawiller 56.0 Murray Baker 30-4-5-5
8 13-83411-992 PADDY O’REILLY(1) Craig Williams 56.0 Robert Smerdon 22-4-2-5
9 07465110-60 PERGOLA(13) (BLKS) James Winks 55.0 Colin & Cindy Alderson 25-5-2-2
10 32322-00445 ANUDJAWUN(12) (BLKS) Michael Rodd 55.0 Shaun Dwyer 17-1-5-4
11 8248312064 SWOOPER(2) Ben Melham 54.0 Darryl Dodson 43-10-6-4
12 70666212-00 MONTAHLIA(9) Dean Yendall 54.0 Michael Kent 28-6-4-3
13 00223-82131 LALLA ROOKH(8) Clare Lindop 51.0 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 17-4-3-2