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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.