Moreton Cup 2022

Saturday June 4, 2022

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 the other Group status event on the program.

Offering $250,000 in prize money as of 2022, 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 next edition of the Moreton (QTC) Cup takes place on Saturday June 4, 2022. 

2022 Moreton Cup Results

The official Moreton Cup 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race takes place on Saturday June 4, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Baller ($6.50)
  • 2nd: #10 Wandabaa
  • 3rd: #1 Kementari

Winless in 12 months, the Tony Gollan-trained Baller ($6.50) returned to form with a successful title defence in the 2022 Moreton Cup results.

Moreton Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 4, 2022
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights plus Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1979

Moreton Cup Betting

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.

2022 Moreton Cup Odds

The official Moreton Cup 2022 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 2022 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.

2022 Moreton Cup Field

The official Moreton Cup 2022 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.

The 2022 Moreton Cup final field features 12 sprinters including the James Cummings-trained former Group 1 champ Kementari and the in-form Written Tycoon four-year-old Sir Warwick.

2022 Moreton Cup Nominations

Early Moreton Cup 2022 nominations are taken the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners to be published below once announced by Racing Queensland.

Godolphin’s Kementari is all-in favourite to atone for a failed Doomben 10,000 run heading the eleven Moreton Cup 2022 nominations taken for this weekend’s sprint showdown on QLD Oaks Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x13312x0 BABYLON BERLIN M 4 Tony Pike
2 11x3220x88 BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan
3 19x33359x2 GEORGIE’S PRIDE M 4 Desleigh Forster
4 560x70x850 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle
5 6x40x40072 HILO G 5 Gillian Heinrich
6 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
7 x147410x10 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
8 116x440x23 LETZBEGLAM M 4 Tony Pike
9 x111x35x24 SHOOTING FOR GOLD G 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
10 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK G 4 Jake Capewell
11 40x427x18x TUMBLER RIDGE H 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted

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.

2022 Moreton Cup Form Guide

Punters will be able to access an all-inclusive Moreton Cup 2022 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.

Moreton Cup betting odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

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.

2022 Moreton Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moreton Cup 2022 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.

  • To Win: #8 Sir Warwick ($15 at time of publish) 

Going for an upset and have the Jake Capewell-trained four-year-old, Sir Warwick, on top here at $15. Far from a vintage edition of the Moreton Cup and in gate seven with Jim Byrne aboard this son of Written Tycoon looks a huge hope up in grade. Ultra-consistent having posted three straight second placings before winning the Fitzroy Open over 1300m at Rockhampton on May 7. The Rockie form held last weekend with The Archer runner-up Apache Chase winning the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup. Ran a narrow second at this track / distance in mid-April carrying 58.5kg and gets in on 55kg here. Underrated chance.

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 are known as the Moreton Cup results.

In 2022 the Tony Gollan-trained Baller successfully defended his title to become the latest dual Moreton Cup winner.

QTC / Moreton Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Baller Wandabaa Kementari 1:10.36
2021 Baller Zaniah Wisdom Of Water 1:10.18
2020

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Brave Song (Pretty In Pink disqualied) Winter Bride (promoted from 3rd) Viridine (promoted from 4th) 1:09.28
2018 The Monstar Platinum Angel Calanda 1:10.12
2017 Deploy Dothraki Perfect Dare 1:09.19
2016 Spill The Beans Federal Stratum Star 1:17.23
2015 Ball Of Muscle That’s A Good Idea Kuro 1:08.4
2014 Sacred Star Masthead Bennetta 1:17.1
2013 Galah Conservatorium Griffon 1:17.6
2012 Celtic Dancer Belltone Joint Chiefs 1:20.9
2011 Varenna Miss Phelan Ready Zingaling 1:16.1
2010 Catapulted Border Rebel Ego’s Dare 1:15.1
2009 Ortensia Maxison Mr Baritone 1:19.1
2008 Chinchilla Rose Black Ink Easy Rocker 1:19.3
2007 Nova Star Rasmussen Son Of Dane 1:17.6
2006 Messiaen Consular Spuruson 1:16.5
2005 Sir Breakfast Beautiful Gem All Bar One 1:08.7
2004 Falkirk Patpong Bomber Bill 1:08.8
2003 Into The Night Bomber Bill Polygram 1:10.6
2002 Pembleton Maitland Gold Machtig Mini Panis 1:09.2
2001 Century Kid Super Impressive Federal Agent 1:08.1
2000 Gallopini Super Espion Antiquity 1:09.6