After being dealt what Prebble called an "awkward" barrier, Incentivise stormed location successful the last 800 metres of the race, winning by 4 assemblage lengths up of the second-placed Nonconformist. The apical 4 was rounded disconnected by Persan and Montefilia.
Following the win, Prebble credited the equine for not expending excessively overmuch vigor successful the aboriginal stages of the race, saying it was a bully motion for the Melbourne Cup.
"There was a just spot of upwind retired there, truthful I thought I'm decidedly going to get screen and for the archetypal 1200m I conscionable wanted to bask this contention and get into it due to the fact that helium doesn't over-race and doesn't discarded his vigor similar immoderate of the others do," helium told Seven.
"Got to the 1000 [metre mark] astatine the apical of the elevation and I thought, 'Game on', but I was a small spot surprised, helium came disconnected the close a small spot sooner than I would've liked.
"All that's telling maine is, look retired Melbourne Cup. He's going to devour the 3200. He's exciting, he's astir apt 1 of the astir breathtaking horses I've ridden."
The triumph marked a tremendous instrumentality for Incentivise's trainer Peter Moody who had taken immoderate clip distant from the sport, a interruption he'd promised ne'er to instrumentality from.
"It's unbelievable," helium told Seven aft the win. "Caulfield was my location for astir apt 16-17 years and I've trained with a mates of 1000 of winners here, but ne'er this one."
"We weren't going to unreserved it. Brett took his clip and helium recovered a beauteous spot determination connected the side.
"He said helium wanted to beryllium six oregon 7 disconnected and physique into the race. He said, 'I don't attraction however the archetypal 1200m goes, I conscionable privation to beryllium allowed to physique into it from the halfway mark'.
"He gives you a small heart-flutter, helium hits that spot of a level spot coming down the side, but helium conscionable kept gathering and it was a ace effort."
FINAL CAULFIELD CUP RESULTS: 1st - Incentivise, 2nd - Nonconformist, 3rd - Persan, 4th - Montefilia