American wins Melbourne Cup

“This job is so easy when you’re in the best race on the best horse,” Mosse said.

“A big thanks to the owner who gave me the confidence to be the first French jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.”

So You Think took a time to settle but worked his way steadily towards the lead and loomed up into a winning position about 300 metres out.

However, he could not match Americain’s turn of foot, but managed to hang on for the minor placing behind the lightweight Maluckyday.

Mosse knew Americain had the Bart Cummings-trained favourite covered.

“He was very, very strong over the last 250 metres and I knew I was going to catch him.”