Mornington Cup 2022

Saturday March 26, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) may be a long-range target for the best out of the Mornington Cup field

The Mornington Cup is a lucrative $300,000 Listed event held on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsular in late March during the wider Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run and won over 2400m the handicap clash is open to all ages and has no other restrictions, the event attracting a quality line-up of stayers each season.

The Mornington Cup was previously run over 2000m but increased to a mile and a half in 2008 making it a potential lead-up to the longer distance staying races in Sydney that autumn and Brisbane in the winter.

Mornington Cup Day is held on the same date as Tancred Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney.

The latest edition of the Mornington Cup ran on Saturday March 26, 2022 at Mornington Racecourse and was won by the in-form Chris Waller-trained Crystal Pegasus ($2.90).

Mornington Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 26, 2022
  • Track: Mornington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Listed
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2022 Mornington Cup Results

The official Mornington Cup Results 2022 and race finishing order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday March 26, 2022.

  • 1st: #4 Crystal Pegasus ($2.90)
  • 2nd: #2 Pondus
  • 3rd: #6 Dadoozdart

Mornington Cup Betting

Early Mornington Cup odds are out at bookmakers after nominations are taken the Monday of race week and firm after the final field is announced two days later.

Proven stayers from local Melbourne-based stables sit high-up the Mornington Cup betting markets, as do any past Group winners down in grade for the event. 

Any female gallopers in the mix are often installed at longer Mornington Cup odds as Voile D’or (2001) was the last mare to win. 

Mount Popa ($2.30 in 2021) was the last favourite in Mornington Cup betting to salute for the punters. 

2022 Mornington Cup Odds

The Mornington Cup 2022 betting odds will be available below the week of the race giving you access to the best autumn racing odds ahead of the $300,000 Listed showdown in March. 

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Mornington Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Mornington Cup Field

Mornington Cup Winners - Aktau (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Ladbrokes

2020 Mornington Cup winner Aktau (pictured at Caulfield). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Mornington Cup field attracts a class line-up of in-form staying types out of a range of lead-up races in both Melbourne and Sydney over the autumn. 

The traditional lead-up into the Mornington Cup field is the Listed $160,000 Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) held at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. 

Mornington Cup nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2022 Mornington Cup Field

The official Mornington Cup 2022 Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Victoria the Wednesday before the race and published in full below so stay tuned to see what stayers make the starting line-up. 

2022 Mornington Cup Nominations

The early Mornington Cup 2022 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be listed in full below once released.

The 2022 Mornington Cup nominations drew 17 early entries led by Chris Waller’s Roy Higgins Quality winner Crystal Pegasus chasing a fourth win on the trot and Melbourne Cup performed Pondus coming off a big Flemington win. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x1682x526 YONKERS (USA) G 6 Chris Waller 1 60kg   103
2 850×381124 HO HO KHAN (NZ) H 7 Mitchell Freedman 2 60kg   103
3 722x540x81 PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 3 59.5kg   102
4 8244707×14 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 4 59.5kg   102
5 1x2x03x6x7 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 5 59.5kg   102
6 1112360×61 SACRAMENTO G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 59kg   101
7 3310x49x59 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 7 58.5kg   100
8 5x6443x414 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 57.5kg   98
9 62154×2111 CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 9 56kg   95
10 24285×8533 CRIMINAL CODE G 5 Chris Waller 10 54kg   88
11 x381711345 WHITE HAWK G 8 Angela Brakey 11 54kg   88
12 5270×77942 DADOOZDART (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 54kg   82
13 536134×946 EUREKA STREET G 8 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 13 54kg   78
14 x1213114x7 CORBULO (IRE) G 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 14 54kg   77
15 1×76430293 CREATIVE HERO G 6 Julie Richards 15 54kg   76
16 1115250147 ENCOSTA FIORENTE M 5 John Luttrell 16 54kg   71
17 04×9953125 BUSKER’S BALLAD G 7 Ryan Balfour 17 54kg   65

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Mornington Cup Tips

Mornington Cup tips include looking for proven Group-class stayers with winning form over the 2400m distance and those with a good lead-up run in Melbourne. 

Victorian-trained horses and those down in the weights also make a good bet in Mornington Cup tipping, as is avoiding the mares who have a poor record in the race. 

Looking at what horse is drawn in barrier four could also prove profitable with that gate producing four Mornington Cup winners since 2002 most recently Mount Popa (2021). 

Since Capecover (59kg in 2010) the only Mornington Cup winner to carry more than 56.5kg to victory was Tally (59kg in 2017). 

2022 Mornington Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Mornington Cup 2022 betting tips and race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack in the autumn staying showdown. 

  • To Win: #4 Crystal Pegasus ($2.80 at time of publish) 

Mornington Cup Form Guide

The Mornington Cup form guide details must know facts for punters including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form of all the runners in the race.

The form out of the Mornington Cup has gone on to hold in tougher grade staying races many times over the years including in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) run over the two miles at Randwick in April. 

In 2010 the Mornington Cup winner Capecover went on to win the Adelaide Cup – when the Mornington Cup was held earlier in February – and also placed fourth in that year’s Sydney Cup results. 

More recently the 2018 winner Kings Will Dream went on to have a very strong spring campaign in Melbourne running placings in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (3rd), Makybe Diva Stakes (2nd) and Turnbull Stakes (3rd). 

2022 Mornington Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Mornington Cup 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Mornington Cup Results

Notable horses to head the Mornington Cup results in recent years include: three-time champion Gunnamatta (2002-04), that year’s Adelaide Cup winner Capecover (2010), Guyno (2011), Tally (2017), Kings Will Dream (2018) and Aktau (2020). 

Mornington Cup Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 CRYSTAL PEGASUS(GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 56kg 2:30.64
2021 MOUNT POPA(IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 56.5kg 2:33.97
2020 AKTAU(GB) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 54kg 2:27.15
2019 SELF SENSE David Brideoake Luke Nolen 55.5kg 2:32.42
2018 KINGS WILL DREAM(IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 54kg 2:28.67
2017 TALLY John O’Shea Andrew Mallyon 59kg 2:27.02
2016 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Daniel Moor 55kg 2:25.42
2015 BANCA MO Scott Brunton Dean Holland 56kg 2:31.68
2014 INSTRUMENTALIST(IRE) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 54kg 2:32.58
2013 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan Glen Boss 56.5kg 2:31.72
2012 NORSQUI Walter McShane Chris Symons 54kg 2:29.88
2011 GUYNO(NZ) Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 56.5kg 2:30.60
2010 CAPECOVER(NZ) Patrick Payne Steven Arnold 59kg 2:29.73
2009 BANANA MAN Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 58.5kg 2:32.59
2008 ATTRITION Pat Carey Mark Pegus 53kg 2:10.44
2007 HOFMEISTER(NZ) Robert Smerdon Nash Rawiller 55.5kg 2:04.79
2006 ULYSSES David Hayes Craig Williams 56kg 2:03.58
2005 KOUNTHEKASH(NZ) Lee Freedman Nick Ryan 54kg 2:03.07
2004 GUNNAMATTA Tony Noonan Damien Oliver 56.5kg 2:04.76
2003 GUNNAMATTA Tony Noonan Nash Rawiller 57kg 2:03.33
2002 GUNNAMATTA Tony Noonan Kerrin McEvoy 51.5kg 2:04.12
2001 VOILE D’OR Bart Cummings Damien Oliver 58kg 2:05.52
2000 LITMUS Barry Barnes Dale Short 53kg 2:04.23