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Verry Elleegant all class to the post

Verry Elleegant has produced a brilliant performance to win the Melbourne Cup by four lengths at Flemington.


Hot favourite Incentivise led in the straight, but was passed by the Chris Waller-trained horse, ridden by James McDonald, with Spanish Mission in third.


The win was Verry Elleegant's 10th Group One win, including last year's Caulfield Cup. The mare had come third in last week's Cox Plate.


McDonald who was visibly emotional after the race spoke highly of the horse and her ability.


"I love her to bits. She's been so good to me. They can safely say she's a champion now," McDonald said.


It was also the first cup win for Waller.


The full final placings:

  • 1st - # 4 Verry Elleegant

  • 2nd - # 2 Incentivise

  • 3rd - # 3 Spanish Mission

  • 4th - # 22 Floating Artist

  • 5th - # 6 The Chosen One

  • 6th - # 16 Grand Promenade

  • 7th - # 7 Delphi

  • 8th - # 9 Selino

  • 9th - # 21 Tralee Rose

  • 10th - # 19 She's Ideel

  • 11th - # 1 Twilight Payment

  • 12th - # 17 Miami Bound

  • 13th - # 23 Great House

  • 14th - # 24 Sir Lucan

  • 15th - #5 Explosive Jack

  • 16th - # 14 Master of Wine

  • 17th - # 15 Pondus

  • 18th - # 13 Carif

  • 19th - # 11 Knights Order

  • 20th - # 12 Persan

  • 21st - # 18 Port Guillaume

  • 22nd - # 10 Johnny Get Angry

  • 23rd - # 8 Ocean Billy

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