Moonee Valley Cup 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: Moonee Valley Cup is a good early Melbourne Cup betting guide

The Moonee Valley Cup, also called the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, runs at Moonee Valley Racecourse on a Saturday in late October on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Racing at the meeting is headlined by Australasia’s weight-for-age championship – the $5 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

Four Group 2 races support the card including the Moonee Valley Cup run over 2500m under set weights plus penalties conditions. The stayers in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup field face off for $500,000 in total prize money and many are eyeing a run on the first Tuesday of November in Flemington’s iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) over the two miles. The last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Cup – Melbourne Cup double in the same year was the mighty Kingston Rule (1990). More recently Darren Weir’s 2014 MV Gold Cup winner ran second in the event in 2015 before scoring an upset in the Melbourne Cup at 100/1.

The latest edition of the Moonee Valley Cup ran on Saturday October 26, 2019 and was won by the international visitor from Ireland Hunting Horn. 

2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Results

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 26, 2019.

  • 1st: #5 Hunting Horn
  • 2nd: #6 Mr Quickie
  • 3rd: #4 Downdraft 

Former Cox Plate winning trainer / jockey combo of Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore saluted in the 2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup results with Irish raider Hunting Horn running the ideal Melbourne Cup lead-up defeating Mr Quickie and the other visitor from Ireland Downdraft. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 HUNTING HORN (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 3 56kg $4.20
2 6 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 1.25L 1 56kg $3.80F
3 4 DOWNDRAFT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien John Allen 1.55L 7 56.5kg $3.90
4 7 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 2.3L 5 55kg $4.40
5 2 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 3.05L 2 57kg $15
6 1 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 6.3L 6 58kg $31
7 9 ALFARRIS (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 6.5L 4 55kg $21
8 3 ETYMOLOGY James Cummings Ben Melham 7.25L 8 56.5kg $26
11 ATTENTION RUN (GER) Kris Lees Craig Williams 0
10 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 0
8 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 0

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
  • Track: Moonee Valley
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1883
 

Moonee Valley Cup Odds & Betting

Moonee Valley Cup odds are led by proven stayers with form over at least 2400m and runners with previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley track. Past Group performers and staying types with an eye on a Melbourne Cup run also sit high up the Moonee Valley Cup betting markets.

Recent winners to salute at double-figures in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting odds include Prince Of Penzance ($11 in 2014) and Vatuvei ($10 in 2012). Prince Of Penzance ran second in the following year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup before saluting in the Melbourne Cup results in 2015 at a blowout price of $101!

2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Odds

The updated Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 betting odds and links to our markets on the Cox Plate Day support act will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on the Melbourne Cup lead-up.

Moonee Valley Cup Tips

Moonee Valley Cup tips include looking for proven stayers with winning form over at least a mile and a half, runners with a good Moonee Valley track record and those under double figures in betting. Looking for gallopers out of spring lead-up runs including the St. Leger race in Sydney and those to have contested previous editions of the Melbourne Cup from springs gone are other good Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting tips.

2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 betting tips and selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to lock into your Moonee Valley Cup Trifecta tips.

Moonee Valley Cup Field

The Moonee Valley Cup field attracts a quality line-up of stayers each season including increasingly a number of international raiders heading towards a run in the world’s richest handicap – the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

The 2019 Moonee Valley Cup field featured two Irish-trained raiders and both finished in the money with the winner Hunting Horn prepared by former Cox Plate winning trainer Aidan O’Brien whose son Joseph prepared third past the post Downdraft. 

Runners in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup field may come off a run in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at the same track earlier in the month, a race that last produced a winner with The United States (6th) in 2015. Another good lead-up race is the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) a fortnight before at Caulfield a race Bohemian Lily ran third in before her third next-up in the Moonee Valley Cup in 2015.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips & Form Guide - Ladbrokes

Upset Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance (2015) improved on a lead-up second in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

In 2014 Prince Of Penzance won the Moonee Valley Gold Cup before returning for a second in the race in 2015 that lead to his upset Melbourne Cup victory as a $101 roughie.

The Group 3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) on Emirates Stakes Day is the other most popular next-up option for Moonee Valley Gold Cup graduates. In 2014 the MV Cup winner Prince Of Penzance ran second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes behind Le Roi who improved on a MV Cup second that spring. Third in that year’s Moonee Valley Cup Au Revoir meanwhile won the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) two runs later, a race Prince Of Penzance finished third in. Americain is the other recent Melbourne Cup winner to have also won the Moonee Valley Gold Cup in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

The last galloper to complete the Moonee Valley Cup – Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Precedence in 2013. Precedence also won the 2010 Moonee Valley Gold Cup on the back of a Herbert Power Stakes third and a JRA Cup victory.

Moonee Valley Cup nominations close the Monday prior to the race running that Saturday followed by the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published below so stay tuned to see what potential Melbourne Cup horses making the line-up.

The 2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup field features international raiders Downdraft and Hunting Horn from Ireland looking to make their way into the Melbourne Cup field.

Mr Quickie missed out on the Cox Plate start as the second emergency and runs in this instead after atonement following that horror Caulfield Cup run.

Ventura Storm won this race in record time last year and is the only runner in 2019 not Melbourne Cup nominated.

Scratchings: #10 Top Of The Range (6), #11 Attention Run (7)

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x92321x000 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 58kg 107
2 500×806247 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 57kg 102
3 11890×8390 ETYMOLOGY James Cummings Ben Melham 11 56.5kg 96
4 71x196112x DOWNDRAFT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien John Allen 10 56.5kg 106
5 x334446588 HUNTING HORN (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 3 56kg 109
6 112131×300 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 1 56kg 106
7 17333×0005 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 8 55kg 112
8 56252×9923 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 5 55kg 98
9 x4614x9317 ALFARRIS (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 98
10 531320×562 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 91
11 3145×14327 ATTENTION RUN (GER) Kris Lees Craig Williams 7 53kg 95

Moonee Valley Cup Form Guide

The Moonee Valley Cup form guide features essential facts and stats like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the stayers in the field.

In recent years the Moonee Valley Gold Cup form has held up in better spring features like the Melbourne Cup a number of times including in 2002 when Mr Prudent ran third and second respectively and in 2000 when Brew won the Melbourne Cup after a second to Yippyio in the MV Cup. More recently Americain won the 2011 Moonee Valley Gold Cup a year after saluting in the Melbourne Cup, while in 2015 Prince Of Penzance ran second when failing to defend his Moonee Valley Gold Cup title before success in that year’s Melbourne Cup as a triple-figure roughie.

2019 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 Form Guide will be available below for punters the week of the race.

Moonee Valley Cup Results

There have been more favourites than roughies saluting for the punters in the Moonee Valley Cup results over the past decade.

Many quality gallopers have taken out the race and standout recent Moonee Valley Gold Cup winners include Prince Of Penzance (2014), Americain (2011) and Zipping (2006).

Moonee Valley Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Hunting Horn Mr Quickie Downdraft 2:39.4
2018 Ventura Storm Trap For Fools Libran 2:34.3
2017 Who Shot Thebarman Libran Cismontane 2:37.3
2016 Grand Marshal Who Shot Thebarman Pentathlon 2:41.4
2015 The United States Prince Of Penzance Bohemian Lily 2:34.4
2014 Prince Of Penzance Le Roi Au Revoir 2:36.0
2013 Precedence Shoreham Gotta Take Care 2:36.9
2012 Vatuvei Reuben Percival Ironstein 2:35.7
2011 Americain Tullamore Illo 2:36.4
2010 Precedence Above Average Capecover 2:38.9
2009 The Sportsman Irazu Think Money 2:37.3
2008 Gallopin Baughurst Ice Chariot 2:36.5
2007 Gallic Lazer Sharp Jukebox Johnny 2:36.5
2006 Zipping Show Barry Gallic 2:38.9
2005 Umbula Bazelle Kindjhal 2:45.1
2004 Another Warrior Rizon Hard To Get 2:37.1
2003 Frightening Legible County Tyrone 2:38.5
2002 Thong Classic Rain Gauge Mr Prudent 2:40.9
2001 Rain Gauge Spirit Of Westbury Big Pat 2;37.6
2000 Yippyio Brew Cronus 2:41.3