GAI Waterhouse's controversial year ended in triumph with Fiorente giving the Sydney trainer her first Melbourne Cup win.
IT IS being hailed as the best Melbourne Cup ever with the calibre of international runners, trained both locally and overseas, the highest yet.
WHAT the connections think of their Melbourne Cup runners.
A SECOND Melbourne Cup chance has been handed to imported stayer Fiorente who is assured of favouritism for Tuesday's race after drawing barrier five.
WHAT the jockeys said after the Group One $1.5 million Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday.