Ladbrokes Tip: The Bendigo Cup form often stacks up in the Melbourne Cup field
The Bendigo Cup is a Group 3 feature for stayers held on a Wednesday in late October days before Flemington hosts its time-honoured Victoria Derby Day program the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Bendigo Cup field features stayers possibly coming out Caulfield’s Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m) race on Thousand Guineas Day and that are heading towards the iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) run over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.
Run at Bendigo Racecourse over 2400m the open handicap offers prize money of $400,000 and runs the Wednesday after Cox Plate Day, which is officially a public holiday in the city of Bendigo.
The race has been run and won since right back in 1868 and has held Group 3 status since 2015.
This year the Bendigo Cup runs on Wednesday October 27th, 2021.
2021 Bendigo Cup Results
The official Bendigo Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 27th, 2021.
Bendigo Cup Race Info
- Date: Wednesday October 27th, 2021
- Track: Bendigo Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Handicap
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $400,000
- First Run: 1868
Bendigo Cup Betting
Bendigo Cup betting is traditionally led by stayers with form over the distance who are heading into the Melbourne Cup. Internationals have featured prominently in the Bendigo Cup odds since the back-to-back wins by the Charlie Appleby-trained English raiders Francis Of Assisi (2016) and Qewy (2017).
Favourites in Bendigo Cup betting have a poor recent record with the last to win being Sertorius ($3.80 in 2013). Since then plenty of Bendigo Cup winners have saluted at big odds including Red Alto ($71 in 2018) and Princess Jenni ($26 in 2021).
2021 Bendigo Cup Odds
The season’s updated Bendigo Cup 2021 odds and links to our markets on the key Melbourne Cup form race will be detailed below over the spring so stay tuned for the best Bendigo Cup betting offers.
Bendigo Cup Tips
Bendigo Cup betting tips favour proven stayers with solid lead-up form in races like the Coongy Cup and any Group 1 performers down in grade chasing a shot at the Melbourne Cup.
Other Bendigo Cup tips include looking for international raiders in the mix, those getting in on a good weight and any past performers at the track from previous seasons.
2021 Bendigo Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bendigo Cup 2021 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed in full below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the important spring event.
Bendigo Cup Field
The Bendigo Cup field is released two days before the race runs on Bendigo Cup Day that Wednesday, which is a public holiday in the city, with nominations closing the Thursday prior.
A host of the season’s better staying types, both locally-trained and interstate raiders, feature in the final Bendigo Cup acceptances for the mile and a half handicap.
2021 Bendigo Cup Field
The official Bendigo Cup 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Monday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what spring stayers make the starting line-up on way to the Melbourne Cup.
Bendigo Cup Form Guide
The Bendigo Cup form guide has all the basic information like the trainers and jockeys of all the runners plus extra details like the lead-up runs, weight and barriers for each starter.
Looking for a well-weighted runner that comes out of a lead-up race like the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on the Bendigo Cup form guide is important, as is seeking out the in-form international visitors heading towards the Melbourne Cup field.
The Bendigo Cup form has gone on to stack-up in similar or better grade races a number of times including in 2016 with the English-trained winner Francis Of Assisi went on to win Flemington’s Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) by a runaway 10 lengths after being balloted out of that year’s Melbourne Cup field.
Puissance De Lune (2012) is another recent runner to complete the Bendigo Cup – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double.
2021 Bendigo Cup Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Bendigo Cup 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Bendigo Cup Results
The Bendigo Cup results show the winner and exact finishing order of all the runners plus the winning time and margin, and starting price of all the horses.
It can also reveal the value in the upcoming Melbourne Cup betting markets heading into November’s famous Flemington showdown.
Notable recent Bendigo Cup winners include: Tanby (2011), The Offer (2015), Francis Of Assisi (2016) and Qewy (2017).
Bendigo Cup Winners
|2020||Princess Jenni||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||2:29.32|
|2019||Top Of The Range||Michael Moroney||William Pike||2:27.41|
|2018||Red Alto||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2017||Qewy||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:27.50|
|2016||Francis Of Assisi||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:28.36|
|2015||The Offer||Gai Waterhouse||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2014||Bring Something||Ken Keys||Luke Nolen||2:29.43|
|2013||Sertorius||Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2:30.79|
|2012||Puissance De Lune||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||2:27.97|
|2011||Tanby||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||2:28.72|
|2010||Dream Pedlar||Troy Blacker||Craig Williams||2:18.22|
|2009||Zupacool||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||Luke Nolen||2:15.00|
|2008||Banana Man||Michael Kent||Michelle Payne||2:28.85|
|2007||Captious||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||2:31.93|
|2006||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Steven Arnold||2:31.93|
|2005||True Courser||Darren Weir||Peter Mertens||2:30.32|
|2004||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Danny Nikolic||2:32.56|
|2003||Western Waters||Sydney Catherall||Wayne Hokai||2:28.31|
|2002||Forlorna||Sheila Laxon||John Didham||2:31.35|
|2001||Saboteur||David Hall||Luke Currie||2:28.30|
|2000||Yammer||Tony Noonan||Nash Rawiller||2:34.45|
|1999||Majestic Avenue||Russell Cameron||Craig Williams||2:28.33|