3 Nov 2009

Shocking takes Melbourne ahead of Ireland raiders

6:41 pm on 3 November 2009

Australia's Shocking has roared past Ireland's Crime Scene in the closing stages to win the 2009 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

Another Irish stayer, Mourilyan was third with Harris Tweed the best placed of the New Zealand trained horses in the 23 strong field, finishing fifth.

Pre-race favourite Alcopop was sixth and last year's winner Viewed was seventh.

Daffodil which was expected to be the leading New Zealand chance finished eleventh.