Viewed victorious in Melbourne Cup
on November 5, 2008 by Administrator
The Melbourne Cup has been won by Viewed, who was ridden by Blake Shinn at Flemington. A tight finish saw Viewed up against Luca Cumani’s Bauer and C’est La Guerre, who is being trained by John Sadler. Bauer eventually finished just behind Viewed, whilst C’est La Guerre claimed third place.
Master O’Reilly finished behind C’est La Guerre, Dermot Weld’s Profound Beauty finished fifth and British-trained Mad Rush, who started as favourite to triumph in the event, could only manage to finish in seventh place.
The exciting finish looked unlikely for the majority of the race. Blake Shinn gradually guided Viewed to the front just two furlongs from the end and victory looked certain. However, Corey Brown managed to guide Bauer through on the outside and the race ended in a dramatic photo-finish.
Blake Shinn was modest at the end of the race and stated that he was not entirely happy with his overall performance. Shinn revealed that he reached the front "way too early