2019 Seymour Cup Preview


The Victorian Country Cup’s circuit heads to Seymour this Sunday for the running of the Seymour Cup over 1600m at Listed level.

The $200,000 feature has attracted nine runners from several tops stables from around the nation with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable, Anthony Freedman and Team Hawkes all heading to Seymour.

We have analysed every single horse in the field and our complete 2019 Seymour Cup tips are now available.


The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Runaway was the winner of the 2018 Geelong Cup nearly twelve months ago before running nineteenth to Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Runaway has been unplaced at four runs since but is the winner of a recent 1200m Warwick Farm barrier trial. The five year old likes to lead but is burdened with the topweight of 59.5kg


Chapada was Group 1 placed during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival when third in the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill and two starts later finished fourth in the Group 1 South Australian Derby at Morphettville. The Mike Moroney trained four year old is fitter for one run back from a spell for a seventh in a 1400m Caulfield Handicap on September 29. Has each way claims.

Red Alto

Red Alto was the winner of the 2018 Bendigo Cup almost twelve months ago but has been struggling to find his best form since. Red Alto was always near the tail of the field last start when ninth in the Listed 1400m Paris Lane Stakes at Flemington on October 5. Will find this easier.

Admiral’s Joker

Admiral’s Joker is the winner of his last three starts and has to included among the top chances in the Seymour Cup. The Kylie Vella trained Admiral’s Joker was spelled after winning an 1800m BenchMark 84 Handicap at Flemington in May and then resumed on September 15 for a win in a 1118m Geelong BenchMark 78 Handicap and then headed back to town a fortnight later for a win at Caulfield in a 1400m Handicap.

A Shin Rook

The Anthony Freedman trained A Shin Rook was back in the winner’s stall last start in the 1600m Gold Nugget at Ballarat on September 22. Will find Seymour Cup a little bit more competitive.


Heptagon found the drop in class in the Bairnsdale Cup more to his liking and managed to fill the runner’s up stall behind Reserve Street who he will meet 5kg better in the Seymour Cup. Michael Dee rides and the Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior trained six year old will appreciate the big drop in weight and gets his chance to turn the tables on Reserve Street.  

Desert Lord

The Team Hawkes trained Desert Lord will appreciate a huge drop in class in the Seymour Cup after finishing ninth in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick a fortnight ago. Had solid form before that and if he heads to Seymour will be one of the main chances. Desert Lord is also an acceptor in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Penny To Sell

Penny To Sell was back in the winner’s stall last start with a win in the Gunbower Gold Cup over 1800m a fortnight ago but will find this tougher.

Reserve Street

Co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are chasing a Country Cups hat trick with Reserve Street who has won the Tatura Cup (1450m) and the Bairnsdale Cup (1600m) at his last two starts. Jye McNeil will be able to give Reserve Street the run of the race after the gelding drew the inside gate.

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