Brett Prebble riding Green Moon celebrates as he returns to the scales after winning the Emirates Melbourne Cup race during 2012 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2012.
Brett Prebble riding Green Moon celebrates as he returns to the scales after winning the Emirates Melbourne Cup race during 2012 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2012. Getty Images

Green Moon never going to be beaten in Cup: jockey

GREEN Moon has won the 2012 Melbourne Cup, paying more than $20 to win for those lucky enough to back it.

Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble rode home the winner after coming out here two years ago.

"It was never going to get beaten,'' a jubilant Prebble said minutes after the race finished.

"At 250 metres out I had him back on the fence just to rest him up and let him sleep a little.

"I knew there was no horse in this race that could stay with him. He's a quality weight-for-age horse.

"The connections told me count to 10 before letting him go but I counted to five and couldn't wait any longer."

"He can win a mile he can win 2000 (metres),'' the ecstatic jockey said.

Moon Cup beat Fiorente, the European import trained by Gai Waterhouse followed by Jakkalberry, also a European horse.


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