Mel­bourne Cup fin­ish­ing or­der

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Find out where your horse finished in the 2016 Mel­bourne Cup and what the jock­eys had to say;

1. (17) AL­MANDIN Ker­rin McEvoy: “Gee, he trav­elled well. How lucky am I? the ela­tion’s un­real. He’s been well pre­pared by (owner) Lloyd (Wil­liams), he knows what to do with th­ese stay­ing races. It’s just a dream, it’s great to be a part of it again. I’d like to thank Lloyd and (trainer) Rob Hick­mott for giv­ing me the chance.”

2. (13) HEART­BREAK CITY Joao Mor­eira: “It was a fan­tas­tic run, un­for­tu­nately we didn’t win the race. Turn­ing for home, I thought I was go­ing to win as I went past Hart­nell eas­ily, but when I looked on my out­side, Ker­rin McEvoy had his horse full of him­self as well and we went for a bat­tle. My horse is much smaller than his and he gave 120 per cent of him­self but at the end, I wasn’t able to suc­ceed. I’ll be back and I’ll win this.”

3. (6) HART­NELL James McDon­ald: “He ran su­perb. He got into a nice enough rhythm down the back. He just trucks a lit­tle bit hard for that two-mile race but he’s a good gal­loper and he had a good crack.”

4. (23) QEWY Craig Wil­liams: “He was very gal­lant. The sta­ble summed him up re­ally well when they said he’s just an out-and-out stayer.”

5. (7) WHO SHOT THE­BAR­MAN Hugh Bow­man: “I was de­lighted with my horse. With a bet­ter draw, he may have trav­elled a bit closer and finished a bit closer, but no ex­cuses, he had a beau­ti­ful run.”

6. (9) AL­MOON­QITH Michael Walker: “He ran out of his skin. I was on the back of the first two and I’d had a bet­ter run. They just had a bet­ter turn of foot.”

7. (16) BEAU­TI­FUL RO­MANCE Damian Lane: “She ran su­per. She nearly fell on her head out of the bar­ri­ers. If she could have held a pos­i­tive spot, she might have been right in it.”

8. (5) EXOSPHERIC Damien Oliver: “He ran re­ally well. Moved into it nicely on the turn but prob­a­bly didn’t have the sprint.”

9. (22) PEN­TATHLON Mark Du Plessis: “I just got back a bit far but he was re­laxed. I couldn’t cut the corner and had to go around them but I think they (the own­ers) may have got their money back so it’s good.”

10. (1) BIG OR­ANGE Jamie Spencer: “(The) pace and (his) weight (beat him).”

11. (11) GRAND MAR­SHAL Ben Mel­ham: “He ran as good as he can go on that sur­face. He prob­a­bly needs it wet­ter to be more com­pet­i­tive in this grade.”

12. (20) OCEANOG­RA­PHER Chad Schofield: “He just didn’t back up. I had the first two horses around me in the run but he was very one-paced up the straight.”

13. (4) BONDI BEACH Ryan Moore: “He was a bit dis­ap­point­ing. He never re­ally trav­elled.”

14. (19) GREY LION Glen Boss: “He gives me a great ride. He just didn’t run the dis­tance.”

15. (12) JAMEKA Ni­cholas Hall: “Just didn’t stay the trip this year. She’s still a young mare and prob­a­bly needs a bit of ground­ing. I knew at the 600 me­tres she was out of petrol.”

16. (15) EX­CESS KNOWLEDGE Vlad Duric: “I de­cided to go for­ward from the bar­rier and got across nicely, but you’re run­ning into a stiff head breeze ba­si­cally for 1100 me­tres com­ing down the straight so I think that prob­a­bly told on him at the fin­ish. He straight­ened up in front then he was a beaten horse.”

17. (2) OUR IVANHOWE Dwayne Dunn: “Had a su­per run but the track’s too firm for him.”

18. (14) SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD Blake Spriggs: “He just re­ally felt the track. We got a bit fur­ther back than what we wanted to but we had to ride him quiet to make sure he’d get the trip. From the 1000 he trav­elled re­ally well, but in­side the 600 he started to feel his legs a lit­tle bit but I’m very proud of him.” 19. (18) AS­SIGN Kate­lyn Mal­lyon: “He didn’t go too bad. I sort of came in to the race nicely at the half-mile but he’s prob­a­bly come to the end of his prep.”

20. (10) GALLANTE Blake Shinn: “He was dis­ap­point­ing. He was gone a long way out.”

21. (21) SE­CRET NUM­BER Stephen Baster: “He ran OK. I thought he felt the ground.”

22. (8) WICK­LOW BRAVE Frankie Det­tori: “He was flat.”

23. (3) CURREN MIROTIC Tommy Berry: “Had a beau­ti­ful run in the race, he didn’t put in to­day.”

24 and last: (24) ROSE OF VIR­GINIA Ben Thomp­son: “I had a nice run on the back of Big Or­ange and then Qewy from the 1800 (me­tres). Hart­nell was there on the out­side for me to get on the back of but there must be some­thing (wrong) there. I’m sure it’s the end of her prep.” – Her­ald Sun

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