Ladbrokes Tip: The QTC Cup is now run as the Moreton Cup and can serve as a Stradbroke Handicap lead-up for the following weekend.
The QTC Cup now known as the Moreton Cup and is a key Group 2 support act on the Queensland Oaks Day program run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in late May or early June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) for the three-year-old fillies, with the Moreton Cup for Stradbroke hopefuls one of two key support acgts on the card along with the Group 3 $500,000 Sapphire Stakes – formerly the Glenlogan Park Stakes.
Offering $200,000 in prize money, the Moreton Cup is run over 1200m and is a set weights plus penalties event. It offers a ballot exemption into the following weekend’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm. Sincero (11th in 2010) was the latest graduate out of the then QTC Cup race to back-up a week later and win the famous Queensland Group 1.
Runners may also come out of the Moreton Cup and contest the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) at the same track and distance on Tatt’s Tiara Day with Brave Song (2019) the last to do the double.
The latest edition of the Moreton (QTC) Cup took place on Saturday June 5, 2021 and was won by the Tony Gollan-trained Baller in an upset at 12/1.
2021 Moreton Cup Results
The official Moreton Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race takes place on Saturday June 5, 2021.
- 1st: #4 Baller
- 2nd: #9 Zaniah
- 3rd: #5 Wisdom Of Water
Tony Gollan’s Goldmarket winner at the Gold Coast Baller ($13) was kept fresh with a month between runs and was the strongest the final furlong winning the 2021 Moreton Cup by over two lengths as the front runners dropped right out late in the Oaks Day event.
Moreton Cup Race Info
- Date: Saturday June 5, 2021
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Set Weights plus Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1979
Moreton Cup Betting & Odds
Moreton Cup odds are dominated by classy sprinters that may be just off the top level but who have Group 1 experience from earlier in the season.
A race like the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in April has produced a number of QTC / Moreton Cup performers as has Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m). In 2013 Galah improved on an eighth in The Goodwood to win the QTC Cup, while Conservatorium ran second in both races.
2021 Moreton Cup Odds
The official Moreton Cup 2021 odds on the race formerly known as the QTC Cup will be available below as soon as markets come out for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival this season.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Moreton Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Moreton Cup Field
The QTC Cup – now the Moreton Cup – field attracts a collection of the season’s second-tier sprint types, many coming off lead-up runs in Sydney. Horses may have contested earlier Queensland Winter lead-ups like the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) run a fortnight earlier at Doomben Racecourse.
Runners may come out of the Moreton Cup field and back-up a week later in the Stradbroke Handicap including in 2015 when the QTC Cup winner Sacred Star ran fifth in the Group 1 beaten under two lengths. For any female gallopers continuing on with their season, the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the end of the month is a good target and in 2016 Miss Cover Girl ran fourth in the QTC Cup before her Tattersall’s Tiara win.
If not the Stradbroke, another possible next-up run for Moreton Cup graduates is Eagle Farms’ Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) on Tiara Day. Moreton Cup nominations close on the Monday prior to the race with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
2021 Moreton Cup Field
The official Moreton Cup 2021 field is announced on the Wednesday leading up to Queensland Oaks Day with the line-up of sprinters chasing the Stradbroke Handicap ballot exemption to be listed below once released.
Just nine sprinters make-up the 2021 Moreton Cup final field this winter with the Mark Newnham-trained Splintex, coming off a close sixth only one and a half-lengths off the winner Eduardo in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, leading the markets.
2021 Moreton Cup Nominations
Early Moreton Cup 2021 nominations are taken the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners to be published below once announced by Racing Queensland.
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained former star filly Away Game – chasing her first win since April last year – heads the 13 early entries making-up the 2021 Moreton Cup nominations.
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||EAST ASIA (NZ)
||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
||Leon & Troy Corstens
||WISDOM OF WATER
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Moreton Cup Form Guide
The Moreton Cup form guide details all the must know facts for punters including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking at the guide for single-figure hopes coming off a nice lead-up run with ability at the distance is important when doing the Moreton Cup form.
In recent seasons the Moreton Cup form has held-up in subsequent Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Group events including the Stradbroke Handicap and Tattersall’s Tiara at elite level at Eagle Farm.
2021 Moreton Cup Form Guide
Punters will be able to access an all-inclusive Moreton Cup 2021 race form guide by following the link provided the week of the race to help with Moreton Cup betting on Oaks Day.
Moreton Cup Tips
Looking for runners with proven form around 1200m – 1400m that have run well in similar class either in Brisbane or Sydney leading up to the race are good Moreton Cup tips.
Sincero improved on a QTC Cup 11th in 2011 before winning the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next-up that winter. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.
Mainly local hopes contest the race however so horses with a good record at Eagle Farm that come into the race with a good weight are other useful Moreton Cup betting tips as are those coming off a lead-up run in a race like the BRC Sprint.
2021 Moreton Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moreton Cup 2021 betting tips and Brisbane race selections for the winter sprint will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack this Queensland Oaks Day.
QTC / Moreton Cup Results
QTC Cup results have been dominated by runners under $10 in betting in recent years.
Notable QTC Cup winners over the past decade include Sacred Star (2014), Catapulted (2010) and subsequent Group 1 winner Ortensia (2009) who went on to run third in the Stradbroke Handicap next start. One of the biggest turf stars to win the QTC Cup was Schillaci in 1992.
In 2019 Pretty In Pink was first past the post in the Moreton Cup results but was subsequently disqualified and Brave Song awarded the victory.
The results out of the race from 2017 onwards will be known as the Moreton Cup results.
QTC / Moreton Cup Winners
||Wisdom Of Water
Race Not Held (COVID-19)
||Brave Song (Pretty In Pink disqualied)
||Winter Bride (promoted from 3rd)
||Viridine (promoted from 4th)
||Spill The Beans
||Ball Of Muscle
||That’s A Good Idea
||Son Of Dane
||All Bar One
||Into The Night
||Machtig Mini Panis