(Image: Channel 7)

Almandin has won a thrilling Melbourne Cup, beating Heartbreak City by a nose.

The two were neck and neck over the last 200 metres, surging clear of favourite Hartnell, who finished third.

But the Lloyd Williams-owned horse just pipped it at the finish.

It is the second Melbourne Cup win for jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

“How lucky am I mate?” said McEvoy after the race on Channel 7.

Who was our local winner? Jessica Charles from Gladstone won the Gladstone News ‘Pick a winner’ competition. Congrats on lucky #17, Jess

jess-charles

First three: 17, 13, 6

The finishing order

17. Almandin
13. Heartbreak City
6. Hartnell

23. Qewy
7. Who Shot TheBarman
9. Almoonqith
16. Beautiful Romance
5. Exospheric
22 Pentathlon
1. Big Orange
11. Grand Marshal