Adelaide Cup 2022

Monday March 14, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Horses with strong staying form in Melbourne often perform at good Adelaide Cup odds

The Adelaide Cup is one of the traditional Cup races still contested over the two miles (3200m) along with the Sydney Cup in April and the coveted Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday of November annually at Flemington Racecourse.

Holding Group 2 status the staying showdown runs at Morphettville Racecourse on the second Monday in March during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the Adelaide Cup date set from 2006 before which it ran in May. Adelaide Cup Day is a public holiday for Labour Day in South Australia.

Offering $300,000 in prize money the race is run under handicap conditions and is often contested by gallopers comping out of the previous Saturday’s Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m). Inaugurated in 1864 it was originally a weight-for-age event before running as a handicap from 1869 onwards.

The latest edition of the Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 14, 2022 and saw the favourite Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F) salute for the punters to hand local Jamie Kah her first winning ride in the two mile classic. 

Adelaide Cup Race Info

  • Date: Monday March 14, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $302,250
  • First Run: 1864

2022 Adelaide Cup Results

The season’s full Adelaide Cup 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the staying clash is run and won on Monday March 14, 2022.

  • 1st: #5 Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F)
  • 2nd: #6 Tigertiger
  • 3rd: #3 Future Score

The Phillip Stokes-trained favourite Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20F) was too strong for his rivals producing a dominant win in the 2022 Adelaide Cup results, the fourth win on the day for home-grown hoop Jamie Kah.

Adelaide Cup Betting

Adelaide Cup betting markets are often dominated by horses with previous solid form over 2600m and above and stayers coming off a run in the Lord Reims Stakes at the same track feature prominently. The Lord Reims Stakes / Adelaide Cup double has been completed 18 times to date most recently by Apache King (2001).

Favourites in the Adelaide Cup odds have a poor recent record with upset results scored by Norsqui ($25 in 2013), Tanby ($15 in 2015) and Purple Smile ($31 in 2016) in the past few years. In 2018 however the favourite in Adelaide Cup betting Fanatic got the job done for the punters, as did the short $2.20 top elect King Of Leogrance in 2020.

The outsiders were back in favour in 2021 with $17 winner Good Idea defeating 80/1 roughie Eperdument in an upset.

Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20 in 2022) was the last favourite in Adelaide Cup betting to win.

Horses coming off strong Melbourne form have performed well at good prices in Adelaide Cup betting recently too with 2015 winner Tanby coming off a Moonee Valley fifth over 2500m three weeks before and Purple Smile (2016) backing up off a Moonee Valley fifth before his upset Adelaide Cup result.

In 2017 the Adelaide Cup winner Annus Mirabilis improved on a lead-up fifth at Flemington behind Big Memory in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m), while the next year Fanatic (2018) won the Adelaide Cup after a second in the Roy Higgins. The 2019 Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby also came off a lead-up run when fourth in non-Black Type company at Flemington. King Of Leogrance (2020) also franked the autumn form out of Melbourne completing the Roy Higgins – Adelaide Cup staying double.

In 2022 Daqiansweet Junior won the Morphettville feature off a lead-up second in The Valley’s Listed Torney Cup (2500m) in Melbourne.

2022 Adelaide Cup Odds

The latest Adelaide Cup 2022 betting odds will be updated throughout the season with links to our markets to get behind the stayers you best fancy to handle the testing two miles in the Morphettville feature.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Adelaide Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Adelaide Cup Field

The Adelaide Cup field is traditionally made up of both local and interstate stayers that have good form over 2400m and above. Top South Australian trainers often represented in the Adelaide Cup field include Tony McEvoy and Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas.

While run over the same distance as the iconic Melbourne Cup, the Adelaide Cup hasn’t proven a good recent guide to the famous Flemington feature with the last horse to secure the Adelaide Cup – Melbourne Cup double being Subzero (1992). In 2019 the Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby ran a massive race in the Melbourne Cup when finishing under a length back for fifth behind that year’s winner Vow And Declare.

Horses coming out of the Adelaide Cup field often head to New South Wales later in the autumn for a shot at the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), a race the 2013 Adelaide Cup winner Norsqui ran a brave second behind Mourayan to. Gallic (2007) was the last horse to complete the Adelaide Cup – Sydney Cup double.

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Purple Smile (2016) won the Adelaide Cup at juicy autumn racing odds of $31. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

2022 Adelaide Cup Field

The official Adelaide Cup 2022 final field and barriers will be published below once announced about a week out from Adelaide Cup Day.

The Listed Torney Cup quinella of Skelm and Daqiansweet Junior headline the Adelaide Cup 2022 field and betting markets for Monday’s two-mile feature at Morphettville.

2022 Adelaide Cup Nominations

Early Adelaide Cup 2022 nominations close on Thursday the 3rd of March, 2022 just over a week out from the race.

Thirty gallopers make-up the 2022 Adelaide Cup nominations including Torney Cup champ Skelm and the Ryan Balfour-trained Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes winner at the track last time out Canford.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 24×8330971 CANFORD G 7 Ryan Balfour 1 53kg 81
2 00878×3743 EPERDUMENT M 7 Shane Oxlade 2 53kg 80
3 6377×89322 SO BENE M 4 Andrew Clarken 3 53kg 60
4 8850×38112 HO HO KHAN (NZ) H 7 Mitchell Freedman 4 59kg 103
5 5095665836 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 7 Neville Parnham 5 56kg 97
6 3×36851281 SKELM G 7 Terry Kelly 6 55kg 95
7 55×9233211 AURORA’S SYMPHONY G 5 Symon Wilde 7 54kg 93
8 3x08673x53 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 8 54kg 93
9 x033032447 GOOD IDEA G 7 Phillip Stokes 9 54kg 93
10 80×5011112 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 4 Phillip Stokes 10 53.5kg 92
11 3121211172 TIGERTIGER (NZ) G 6 Rob Blacker 11 53kg 88
12 100×000189 DRAGON STORM (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 12 53kg 87
13 2643317909 STAFFORD’S LAD G 7 Daniel Morton 13 53kg 87
14 4176×67634 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 6 Richard Litt 14 53kg 86
15 5318×45416 WYCLIF (GB) H 5 Danny O’Brien 15 53kg 84
16 34145×4133 PLAYOFFS (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 53kg 83
17 029×612335 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 17 53kg 72
18 x980x51121 OATH OF OMERTA G 4 Michael Hickmott 18 53kg 71
19 59×5113361 SPIRIT OF GOLD (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody 19 53kg 71
20 68×8117554 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 4 Michael Hickmott 20 53kg 70
21 7×01426211 JEKYLL’N’HYDE G 5 Simon Morrish 21 53kg 67
22 01702446×6 LION’S SHARE M 5 Steven Pateman 22 53kg 67
23 4135136×88 SANTELMO FUEGO G 6 Grant Young 23 53kg 67
24 0x09601422 ABREED G 4 Andrew Noblet 24 53kg 66
25 10776×5612 OH SO FAR M 4 Michael Kent 25 53kg 66
26 104×995312 BUSKER’S BALLAD G 7 Ryan Balfour 26 53kg 65
27 0x8232x833 PEARLMAN (GB) G 6 Amy McDonald 27 53kg 64
28 7295548424 EATON G 9 Michael & Luke Cerchi 28 53kg 62
29 0191242649 BRONSKI G 8 Sue & Jason Jaensch 29 53kg 60
30 6863717436 TURF MAN G 7 John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 30 53kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Adelaide Cup Tips

Adelaide Cup tips often favour local stayers with proven form at the Morphettville track and those with previous 3200m experience.

Interstate visitors have performed well over the past decade however making the raiders a good Adelaide Cup betting tip for value. The last single figure favourite to salute in the Adelaide Cup was Fanatic in 2018.

2022 Adelaide Cup Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ tips on the Adelaide Cup 2022 will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the stayers to back and sack in the Group 2 this autumn.

  • To Win: #8 Canford ($19 at time of publish) 

Tipping an Adelaide Cup upset with nearly $20 on offer for Canford who won the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes here last time out. The 2600m there is his longest-distanced win to date but looks well-weighted chance here. Great form at the course and, in a race where the punters are tipping the Melbourne form to stack-up, think this evergreen local can give them a run for their money.

Adelaide Cup Form Guide

The Adelaide Cup form guide is a punters’ best friend when it comes to tipping the right horses in the field of stayers in South Australia.

Along with the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and weights for each horse in the Adelaide Cup field the form guide also shows the runners with the best form at the track and over the distance.

2022 Adelaide Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Adelaide Cup 2022 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week leading-up to the race.

Adelaide Cup Results

The Adelaide Cup results and finishing order are known on the second Monday in March, Adelaide Cup Day a public holiday in Adelaide. Along with the Adelaide Cup winner the results also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta, first four as well as the margins between each horse over the line.

The last back-to-back Adelaide Cup winner was Our Pompeii (1993-94), while the Adelaide Cup results from 1987-89 were dominated by triple winner Lord Reims who the traditional lead-up race is now named after.

Adelaide Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Daqiansweet Junior Tigertiger Future Score 3:28.80
2021 Good Idea Eperdument Long Arm 3:22.00
2020 King Of Leogrance Good Idea Chouxting The Mob 3:24.76
2019 Surprise Baby Top Of The Range Naval Warfare 3:25.94
2018 Fanatic Ormito Poppiholla 3:25.28
2017 Annus Mirabilis Double Bluff Master Of Arts 3:24.25
2016 Purple Smile Tunes Real Love 3:24.19
2015 Tanby Taiyoo Renew 3:25.5
2014 Outback Joe Black Tycoon Base 3:22.0
2013 Norsqui Waratone Dame Claire 3:24.4
2012 Rialya Drunken Sailor Norsqui 3:23.3
2011 Muir Saddler’s Story Macedonian 3:23.4
2010 Capecover Kerdem Itstheone 3:28.8
2009 Zavite Kerdem Banana Man 3:22.7
2008 Lacey Underall Cefalu Tails Of Triomphe 3:22.0
2007 Gallic Lacey Underall Exalted Time 3:20.9
2006 Exalted Time Tubular Bells Ista Kareem 3:25.1
2005 Demerger Envoy Intriguing 3:21.9
2004 Pantani Danestorm Bel Air 3:27.5
2003 Pilage N Plunder Nautilism Odysseus 3:28.4
2002 The A Train Homewrecker Silver Baron 3:29.3
2001 Apache King Native Jazz Bel Air 3:29.7
2000 Bohemiath Karasi Oxford Dollar 3:24.6