Ladbrokes Tip: Horses with strong staying form in Melbourne often perform at good Adelaide Cup odds
The Adelaide Cup is one of the traditional Cup races still contested over the two miles (3200m) along with the Sydney Cup in April and the coveted Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday of November annually.
Holding Group 2 status the staying showdown runs at Morphettville Racecourse on the second Monday in March during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the Adelaide Cup date set from 2006 before which it ran in May.
Offering $400,000 in prize money the race is run under handicap conditions and is often contested by gallopers comping out of the previous Saturday’s Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m). Inaugurated in 1864 it was originally a weight-for-age event before running as a handicap from 1869 onwards.
The latest edition of the Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 13, 2017.
2017 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: Annus Mirabilis
- 2nd: Double Bluff
- 3rd: Master Of Arts
Adelaide Cup Race Info
- Date: Monday March 13, 2017
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse
- Distance: 3200m
- Conditions: Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $400,000
- First Run: 1864
Adelaide Cup Field
The Adelaide Cup field is traditionally made up of both local and interstate stayers that have good form over 2400m and above. Top South Australian trainers often represented in the Adelaide Cup field include Tony McEvoy and Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas.
While run over the same distance as the iconic Melbourne Cup, the Adelaide Cup hasn’t proven a good recent guide to the famous Flemington feature with the last horse to secure the Adelaide Cup – Melbourne Cup double being Subzero (1992).
Horses coming out of the Adelaide Cup field often head to New South Wales later in the autumn for a shot at the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), a race the 2013 Adelaide Cup winner Norsqui ran a brave second behind Mourayan to.
2017 Adelaide Cup Field
The official Adelaide Cup 2017 final field and barriers will be available below when final acceptances on the two mile classic close on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
South Australian Racing announced a capacity 2017 Adelaide Cup field for this autumn led by Chance To Dance carrying top-weight who represents three-time Adelaide Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams and the Darren Weir-trained Master Of Arts out to complete the Lord Reims – Adelaide Cup double.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x450x42312||CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ben Melham||3||58kg||100|
|2||211×444481||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6||56.5kg||97|
|3||x224277792||PUCCINI (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Ms Kate Walters||11||55.5kg||95|
|4||1132122214||MAIL IT IN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||13||55.5kg||94|
|5||94517×1563||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter F Blanch||Dom Tourneur||18||55.5kg||92|
|6||8679445×24||DE LITTLE ENGINE||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||22||55.5kg||90|
|7||5×67952044||LORD VAN PERCY (GB)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||23||55.5kg||90|
|9||2821292217||TUNES||Grant Young||Ms Jamie Kah||20||55.5kg||87|
|10||86750×7588||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Craig Newitt||16||55.5kg||85|
|11||5256×68830||DANDY GENT||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Dean Yendall||15||55.5kg||84|
|12||0x0x771135||ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE)||Stuart Webb||Regan Bayliss||7||55.5kg||83|
|13||76×6532153||CHESTNUT CHARLIE||Philippe Huserot||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||8||55.5kg||83|
|14||124×431431||ONCIDIUM RULER||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||14||55.5kg||83|
|15||3423414x||DARABAD (FR)||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||1||55.5kg||82|
|16||2×90606180||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Joe Bowditch||2||55.5kg||79|
|17||4811136×71||HONEY STEEL’S GOLD||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jake Duffy||4||55.5kg||77|
|18||5435323×63||BAYANOVA (NZ)||Michael Kent||Ben Allen (a)||21||55.5kg||70|
|19||21×8051320||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Rob Wilkinson||Paul Gatt||19||55.5kg||70|
|20||5×53244521||KAWABATA||Jamie Edwards||Dean Holland||9||55.5kg||69|
|22e||39×3234547||MIGHTY MAHER||Gary Searle||TBA||12||55.5kg||60|
|23e||3220×13555||CHOYSA (NZ)||Wayne Walters||TBA||10||55.5kg||58|
Adelaide Cup Odds & Betting
Adelaide Cup betting markets are often dominated by horses with previous solid form over 2600m and above and stayers coming off a run in the Lord Reims Stakes at the same track feature prominently.
Favourites in the Adelaide Cup odds have a poor recent record with upset results scored by Norsqui ($25 in 2013), Tanby ($15 in 2015) and Purple Smile ($31 in 2016) in the past few years.
Horses coming off strong Melbourne form have performed well at good prices in Adelaide Cup betting recently too with 2015 winner Tanby coming off a Moonee Valley fifth over 2500m three weeks before, and Purple Smile (2016) backing up off a Moonee Valley fifth before his upset Adelaide Cup result.
2017 Adelaide Cup Betting
The latest Adelaide Cup 2017 betting odds will be updated throughout the season with links to our markets to get behind the stayers you best fancy to handle the testing two miles in the Morphettville feature.
Adelaide Cup Tips
Adelaide Cup tips often favour local stayers with proven form at the Morphettville track.
Interstate visitors have performed well over the past decade however making the raiders a good Adelaide Cup betting tip for value. The last single figure favourite to salute in the Adelaide Cup was Outback Joe ($6 in 2014) who came off a third in a Flemington race over 2600m just nine days earlier.
2017 Adelaide Cup Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ tips on the Adelaide Cup 2017 will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the stayers to back and sack in the Group 2 this autumn.
Adelaide Cup Form Guide
The Adelaide Cup form guide is a punters’ best friend when it comes to tipping the right horses in the field of stayers in South Australia.
Along with the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and weights for each horse in the Adelaide Cup field the form guide also shows the runners with the best form at the track and over the distance.
Adelaide Cup Results
The Adelaide Cup results and finishing order are known on the second Monday in March, Adelaide Cup Day a public holiday in Adelaide. Along with the Adelaide Cup winner the results also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta, first four as well as the margins between each horse over the line.
The last back-to-back Adelaide Cup winner was Our Pompeii (1993-94) while the Adelaide Cup results from 1987-89 were dominated by triple winner Lord Reims who the traditional lead-up race is now named after.
2017 Adelaide Cup Results
The season’s full Adelaide Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the staying clash is run and won on Monday March 13, 2017.
|1||12||ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE)||Stuart Webb||Regan Bayliss||–||7||55.5kg||$9|
|2||16||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Joe Bowditch||1.3L||2||55.5kg||$51|
|3||2||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2.2L||6||56.5kg||$3.40F|
|4||1||CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ben Melham||2.8L||3||58kg||$8|
|5||5||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter F Blanch||Dom Tourneur||3.5L||15||55.5kg||$16|
|6||6||DE LITTLE ENGINE||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||5.3L||18||55.5kg||$8.50|
|7||17||HONEY STEEL’S GOLD||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Ben Allen (a)||5.6L||4||55.5kg||$19|
|8||8||MUJADALE||Dane Smith||Ms Nikita Beriman||6.5L||5||55.5kg||$31|
|9||7||LORD VAN PERCY (GB)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||6.9L||19||55.5kg||$18|
|10||19||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Rob Wilkinson||Paul Gatt||9.2L||16||55.5kg||$201|
|11||4||MAIL IT IN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||9.8L||12||55.5kg||$9|
|12||15||DARABAD (FR)||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||14.9L||1||55.5kg||$12|
|13||3||PUCCINI (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Ms Kate Walters||15.9L||10||55.5kg||$18|
|14||20||KAWABATA||Jamie Edwards||Dean Holland||16L||9||55.5kg||$26|
|15||10||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Craig Newitt||16.7L||13||55.5kg||$31|
|16||9||TUNES||Grant Young||Ms Jamie Kah||16.8L||17||55.5kg||$31|
|17||21e||ANURADHA||Ryan Balfour||Damien Thornton||44.2L||14||55.5kg||$201|
|18||13||CHESTNUT CHARLIE||Philippe Huserot||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||75.1L||8||55.5kg||$41|
|19||22e||MIGHTY MAHER||Gary Searle||Todd Pannell||83.7L||11||55.5kg||$151|
|–||23e||CHOYSA (NZ)||Wayne Walters||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||11||DANDY GENT||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Dean Yendall||–||0||–||–|
|–||14||ONCIDIUM RULER||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||–||0||–||–|
|–||18||BAYANOVA (NZ)||Michael Kent||Ben Allen (a)||–||0||–||–|
Adelaide Cup Winners
|2017||Annus Mirabilis||Double Bluff||Master Of Arts||3:24.25|
|2016||Purple Smile||Tunes||Real Love||3:24.19|
|2014||Outback Joe||Black Tycoon||Base||3:22.0|
|2008||Lacey Underall||Cefalu||Tails Of Triomphe||3:22.0|
|2007||Gallic||Lacey Underall||Exalted Time||3:20.9|
|2006||Exalted Time||Tubular Bells||Ista Kareem||3:25.1|
|2003||Pilage N Plunder||Nautilism||Odysseus||3:28.4|
|2002||The A Train||Homewrecker||Silver Baron||3:29.3|
|2001||Apache King||Native Jazz||Bel Air||3:29.7|