T.S. Carlyon Cup 2022

Saturday February 12, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The T.S. Carlyon Cup can serve as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Australian Cup

The T.S. Carlyon Cup is a Group 3 race run over a mile (1600m) at Caulfield Racecourse each February as part of CF Orr Stakes Day.

The opening Group 1 meeting of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, CF Orr Stakes Day features a host of Group support races including the TS Carlyon Cup for four-year-olds and over.

Contested at set weights plus penalties, the event offers $200,000 and has been run and won since 1977.

The better horses out of the race may target the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington the following month and Manighar (2012) is the last horse to complete the TS Carlyon Cup – Australian Cup double.

The latest edition of the T.S. Carlyon Cup ran on Saturday February 12, 2022 as part of CF Orr Stakes Day in Melbourne and was won by European import Earlswood ($13) in an upset over former Kiwi star Callsign Mav who carried the top-weight and returning Melbourne Cup third placegetter Spanish Mission.

TS Carlyon Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 12, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YOs & Upwards
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1977

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Results

The official TS Carlyon Cup 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 12, 2022 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #5 Earlswood ($13)
  • 2nd: #1 Callsign Mav
  • 3rd: #2 Spanish Mission

TS Carlyon Cup Betting

TS Carlyon Cup betting markets are led by the better performed milers with previous Group wins on their CV and those with a good strike-rate at the Caulfield track.

The older runners usually sit higher up the TS Carlyon Cup odds as no four-year-old has won the race since Publishing (2008).

Favourites have a solid recent record in the race and Miss Siska ($2.20 in 2020) followed in 2021 by Best Of Days ($2.90) are the latest to salute for the punters.

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Odds

The official TS Carlyon Cup 2022 betting odds will be available here each autumn as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 TS Carlyon 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.

TS Carlyon Cup Field

The TS Carlyon Cup field attracts a line-up of the season’s better milers that may have their eye on bigger races over the coming weeks.

TS Carlyon Cup winners (Avilius) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
2019 TS Carlyon Cup winner Avilius pictured winning that year’s Peter Young Stakes next-up. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A good next-up option for the gallopers out of the TS Carlyon Cup field is the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m). Miss Siska (2020) and Avilius (2019) are the latest horses to complete the TS Carlyon Cup – Peter Young Stakes double.

Some of the better Carlyon Cup graduates may go on to contest the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at HQ on ‘Super Saturday’.

TS Carlyon Cup nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on a Saturday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The official TS Carlyon Cup 2022 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what potential Group 1-bound horses are in the mix for the mile clash on Orr Day this autumn.

The 2022 TS Carlyon Cup field features a small but top-class line-up of eight runners including the fit favourite Open Minded and returning Melbourne Cup third placegetter Spanish Mission now prepared by Peter Moody.

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Nominations

Racing Victoria takes the early TS Carlyon Cup 2022 Nominations on the Monday of CF Orr Stakes week, the full list of entries to be published below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
121223x117xCALLSIGN MAV (NZ)G5Danny O’Brien106
273x131416xEARLSWOOD (GB)H4Maddie Raymond98
3113x339x43FUNDRAISERG5Ben & JD Hayes80
417×8092139HOLBIENG7Steve Richards94
5112x470xNORMANDY BRIDGE (FR)H4Ciaron Maher & David Eustace92
611103×0311OPEN MINDED (NZ)G5Anthony & Sam Freedman97
7510x06000xPORT GUILLAUME (FR)G5Ben & JD Hayes100
838x552455xSHARED AMBITION (IRE)G6Chris Waller104
92513x2x34xSPANISH MISSION (USA)H6Peter G Moody115
10x03310x49xSTEEL PRINCE (IRE)G8Anthony & Sam Freedman103
11415x290x9xSURPRISE BABY (NZ)G7Gavin Bedggood103
121215x1682xYONKERS (USA)G6Chris Waller103

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

TS Carlyon Cup Tips

TS Carlyon Cup tips include backing the better performed Group 1 types in the field, those with a good record over the 1600m distance and runners aged five and above with the four-year-olds having little recent luck in the event.

Another good TS Carlyon Cup betting tips is to avoid any mares in the line-up with Miss Siska (2020) the first female galloper to beat home the boys in the race since 2005.

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Tips

Our exclusive TS Carlyon Cup 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #3 Yonkers ($13 at time of publish)

Wide open race if you’re not on the fit favourite and at double-figures over the mile fresh, Yonkers certainly looks attractive at 12/1. Loves the track and is three-from-four at Caulfield. Great 1600m record for the forgotten Waller runner (6:2-3-0) whose last run was that devastatingly close Ballarat Cup second over 2000m with 60kg. Small field, Damien Oliver riding and a Group 2 winner fresh last time in at Rosehill over 1500m so looks well-placed in a race where the stars are probably needing a touch further.

TS Carlyon Cup Form Guide

The TS Carlyon Cup form guide details all the information punters need to know before placing a bet on the CF Orr Stakes Day showdown including the lead-up form and barrier draw of all the runners in the field.

The TS Carlyon Cup form has stacked up in plenty of tougher Group 1 races in both Melbourne and Sydney over the autumn and spring in recent years including in 2019 when the winner Avilius went on to complete the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double over 2000m and 2400m respectively at Rosehill Gardens.

2022 TS Carlyon Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive TS Carlyon Cup 2022 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

TS Carlyon Cup Results

The TS Carlyon Cup results have been dominated by older geldings at single-figures in betting.

Notable recent TS Carlyon Cup winners throughout history include: Hyperno (1978), Super Impose (1989), Veandercross (1993), Northerly (2001), Apache Cat (2007), Smokin’ Joey (2015) and Avilius (2019).

TS Carlyon Winners

2022EarlswoodMaddie RaymondDamian Lane58.5 kgs1:36.09
2021Best Of DaysJames CummingsDamien Oliver57 kgs1:37.65
2020Miss SiskaGrahame BeggDamian Lane55 kgs1:36.44
2019AviliusJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy57.5 kgs1:37.08
2018Gailo ChopDarren WeirMark Zahra58.5 kgs1:38.22
2017Burning FrontDarren WeirBrad Rawiller57 kgs1:35.98
2016Burning FrontDarren WeirBrad Rawiller56 kgs1:36.91
2015Smokin’ JoeyWez HunterChris Parnham58.5 kgs1:35.69
2014Chase The RainbowRick Hore-LacyCraig Williams56 kgs1:37.78
2013BudriguezDavid JollyCraig Williams56 kgs1:36.18
2012ManigharPeter MoodyLuke Nolen56 kgs1:37.17
2011Lord PyrusJudy MawerCraig Williams55.5 kgs1:37.28
2010Rightfully YoursMick PriceCraig Newitt56 kgs1:23.00
2009Time MattersDarren WeirSteven Arnold55.5 kgs1:23.00
2008PublishingJohn SadlerSteven Arnold57 kgs1:23.71
2007Apache CatGreg EurellGlen Boss58 kgs1:22.25
2006Live In VainPeter MoodyLuke Nolen54.5 kgs1:22.36
2005Niagara FallsPeter MoodySteven King52.5 kgs1:36.75
2004La SirenuseTony McEvoyBrady Cross51 kgs1:36.24
2003No DepositRobert SmerdonNash Rawiller55.5 kgs1:35.63
2002Piper StarRoger JamesScott Seamer53.5 kgs1:38.07
2001NortherlyFred KersleyGreg Childs58 kgs1:35.10
2000Skoozi PleaseGraeme RogersonJim Cassidy56 kgs1:39.06