Moonee Valley Vase 2020

Saturday October 24, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Moonee Valley Vase is a gun lead-up for VRC Derby hopefuls

The Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase is a key support race on the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day card at Moonee Valley Racecourse on a Saturday in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is highlighted by the Group 1 $5 million Cox Plate (2040m), but also features four Group 2 events.

Along with this Group 2 the other majors on the program are the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) and Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m). Contested over the same distance as the Cox Plate, 2040m, the race offers $300,000 in prize money and is a set weights race open to three-year-olds only.

It makes a nice lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following Saturday to kick off the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and the double has recently been achieved by Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

The Moonee Valley Vase form was also franked in 2019 with the winner Soul Patch going on to run third in that year’s VRC Derby trifecta.

The latest edition of the Moonee Valley Vase ran on Saturday October 24, 2020 and saw Cherry Tortoni salute for the punters. 

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Results

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 24, 2020.

  • 1st: #3 Cherry Tortoni
  • 2nd: #1 Kohekohe
  • 3rd: #7 Johnny Get Angry

Cherry Tortoni ($2.60F) saluted for the punters in the 2020 Moonee Valley Vase results holding on to narrowly defeat Kohekhoe ($4.60) in an off-speed performance ahead of the VRC Derby.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 6 57kg $2.60F
2 1 KHOEKHOESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 0.2L 8 57kg $4.60
3 7 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 7.2L 4 57kg $13
4 5 CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8.45L 1 57kg $4.60
5 4 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 11.45L 2 57kg $10
6 8 SARODEC Richard Laming Jason Benbow 12.7L 5 57kg $51
7 2 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 13.45L 7 57kg $7.50
8 9 RELIABLE LOVIN’ (NZ) Richard Laming Michael Rodd 17.45L 3 57kg $26
6 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Vase Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
  • Track: Moonee Valley
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1981

Moonee Valley Vase Betting

Moonee Valley Vase odds are dominated each year by the colts and geldings, who have a far superior record over the fillies in the race, that come off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) two weeks before.

The Caulfield Guineas has produced more Moonee Valley Vase winners than any other race so top three runners in the Group 1 sit high up the Moonee Valley Vase betting markets each spring.

Runners under double figures in the Moonee Valley Vase betting odds have an outstanding recent record in the race with no horse saluting at double figures in over 20 years until the upset 2018 win by Stars Of Carrum ($31) who went on to run second the VRC Derby results next run.

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase 2020 betting odds and links to our markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Moonee Valley Vase Group 2 Cox Plate Day prices.


Moonee Valley Vase Tips

Moonee Valley Vase tips come out the week of the race and are dominated by three-year-old graduates coming out of the Caulfield Guineas. Held two weeks before the Vase over the mile, the Caulfield Guineas is the best lead-up to the Moonee Valley Vase and runners that finished in the money in the Group 1 are a great tip to take in the Group 2 a fortnight later.

Other good Moonee Valley Vase tips to take include backing any runners that have previous form over further than a mile, runners that have winning form at the track and those under $10 in betting.

Odds-on favourites also have a gun record in the race so taking the shortie has proved a successful MV Vase betting tip over the past two decades.

Cherry Tortoni ($2.60 in 2020) was the last Moonee Valley Vase favourite to win.

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Moonee Valley Vase 2020 Tips and exotic Moonee Valley Vase betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-old stayers to get behind for the win this spring.

  • To Win: #3 Cherry Tortoni ($5 at time of publish) 

Happy to give Cherry Tortoni another go despite him not quite living up to the hype this prep. Better run than the finish suggested in the Group 1 Spring Champion last time out. Start prior at The Valley was a strong Group 2 second and think he’ll improve returning to the track.

Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old staying types each spring, some looking to back-up on the short turnaround into the Victoria Derby over more distance the next Saturday.

The race is open to both the colts and geldings as well as the fillies and in 2015 Jameka backed-up off a Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) second at Caulfield a fortnight before to beat home the boys in the Moonee Valley Vase. She also won the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) during the Cup Carnival next start and the following year’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). In 2017 Aloisia was dominant beating home the boys in the Moonee Valley Vase field by over three lengths after her lead-up Thousand Guineas success.

Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Efficient (2006) completed the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double during his three-year-old season. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

Male gallopers often back-up in the race off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) that produced the 2015 MV Vase runner-up Shards (13th) and third placegetter Tarzino (7th). Tarzino went on to win that year’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) seven days after the Vase. Again in 2016 the Caulfield Guineas form held in the Moonee Valley Vase with Sacred Elixir winning the latter after a lead-up eighth.

The 2014 Moonee Valley Vase winner Moonovermanhattan also came off a run in the Guineas (7th), as did Manawanui (2nd) in 2011 who won the Group 2 as the odds-on favourite at $1.18. The last horse to win the Caulfield Guineas – Moonee Valley Vase double was Whobegotyou (2008) who ran second in that year’s Victoria Derby.

Most recently the Caulfield Guineas produced the 2019 Moonee Valley Vase winner Soul Patch (8th).

Another possible lead-up to the final field is Sydney’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) a fortnight earlier at Randwick, which last produced a winner of the Group 2 in 2020 with Cherry Tortoni (8th).

Recent Moonee Valley Vase winners to finish top three in the VRC Derby next start include Stars Of Carrum (2nd in 2018), while in 2010 the Vase runner-up Lion Tamer won the Derby next start.

The Moonee Valley Vase nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2020 Final Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday before Cox Plate Day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what VRC Derby-bound three-year-olds make the starting line-up.

Nine potential Victoria Derby horses face off in the 2020 Moonee Valley Vase field including the clear favourite Young Werther having just his third career start for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 9112×761 KHOEKHOESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 9 57kg 78
2 52116×6445 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 8 57kg 80
3 111×327 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 7 57kg 83
4 5x860x7541 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 2 57kg 72
5 2158 CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 1 57kg 64
6 12 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 57kg 68
7 03294 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 5 57kg 64
8 531 SARODEC Richard Laming Jason Benbow 6 57kg 62
9 91 RELIABLE LOVIN’ (NZ) Richard Laming Michael Rodd 3 57kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The early Moonee Valley Vase 2020 entries close the Monday of race week and will be provided for punters below once announced.

Twenty-three young stayers make-up the 2020 Moonee Valley Vase nominations including Super Impose Stakes winner Khoekhoe, Caulfield Classic runner-up from last Saturday Let’s Karaka Deel on the potential quick back-up and the smart filly Personal last seen running second in the Thousand Guineas.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 9112×761 KHOEKHOESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Matt Cumani 1 57kg 78
2 2130×522 PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 2 55kg 94
3 517×423 GRANDSLAMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 57kg
4 52116×6445 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Paul Preusker 4 57kg 80
5 5x860x7541 TANKER G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 57kg 72
6 111×327 CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne 6 57kg 83
7 161 EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien 7 57kg 70
8 2102 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 57kg 70
9 12 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien 9 57kg 68
10 2158 CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 57kg 64
11 2334413 CONFRONTATIONAL C 3 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 11 57kg 63
12 03294 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 3 Denis Pagan 12 57kg 64
13 6×1760 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 57kg 63
14 1033 TYCHE GODDESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 55kg 62
15 35×521 AZALY C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 15 57kg 62
16 2×7625 TOUR OF DUTY C 3 Michael Moroney 16 57kg 65
17 816 LADY DEVEREAUXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Clinton McDonald 17 55kg 62
18 531 SARODEC C 3 Richard Laming 18 57kg 62
19 234 DEEPSTRIKE (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 19 57kg 60
20 91 RELIABLE LOVIN’ (NZ) C 3 Richard Laming 20= 57kg 62
21 817 TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock 20= 57kg 62
22 86×16 ZALMATIANSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Daniel Williams 20= 57kg 62
23 2×5243 IMAGINE HOWESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock 23 57kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Vase Form Guide

The Moonee Valley Vase form guide gives you all the information and statistics you need to place a well-informed wager on the race like the jockeys, trainers, barriers, track / distance records and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Moonee Valley Vase form has stacked up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) a week later many times over the past 20 years or so providing plenty of winners and placegetters in the Cup Carnival classic.

2020 Moonee Valley Vase Form Guide

A link to our insider Moonee Valley Vase 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Moonee Valley Vase Results

Moonee Valley Vase results have been dominated by odds-on favourites and runners under $10 over the past 20 years.

Notable recent winners include Jameka (2015), Super Cool (2012), Manawanui (2011), Whobegotyou (2008), Efficient (2006) and Helenus (2002).

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Cherry Tortoni Khoekhoe Johnny Get Angry 2:10.3
2019 Soul Patch Moonlight Maid Serious Liaison 2:06.6
2018 Stars of Carrum Savoie Aramayo 2:05.2
2017 Aloisia Cliff’s Edge Salsamor 2:04.2
2016 Sacred Elixir Morvada So Si Bon 2:10.9
2015 Jameka Shards Tarzino 2:06.0
2014 Moonovermanhattan Atmosphere Go Indy Go 2:06.4
2013 Savvy Nature All Rigged Up Pinstripe Lane 2:05.0
2012 Super Cool It’s A Dundeel Viking Star 2:08.2
2011 Manawanui Collar Scelto 2:07.1
2010 Rekindled Interest Lion Tamer Hollowlea 2:07.0
2009 Hanks Spacecraft Viking Legend 2:06.2
2008 Whobegotyou Buffett Orca 2:05.3
2007 Marching Kibbutz Barbaricus 2:06.5
2006 Efficient The One Excites 2:05.2
2005 Duelled Manton Benicio 2:14.1
2004 Plastered Mr Martini Count Ricardo 2:07.6
2003 Kempinsky Elvstroem Lifes A Bounty 2:07.1
2002 Helenus Macedon Lady Wild Heart 2:08.0
2001 Ustinov Viking Ruler Pure Theatre 2:06.3
2000 Skalato Universal Prince Sale Of Century 2:09.2

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