Adelaide Cup 2017

Monday March 13, 2017

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.

Adelaide Cup betting odds open at Ladbrokes.com.au

Purple Smile (2016) won the Adelaide Cup at juicy autumn racing odds of $31. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

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
8 721099×377 MUJADALE Dane Smith TBA 5 55.5kg 87
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
21e x601193168 ANURADHA Ryan Balfour TBA 17 55.5kg 64
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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Annus Mirabilis Double Bluff Master Of Arts 3:24.25
2016 Purple Smile Tunes Real Love 3:24.19
2015 Tanby Taiyoo Renew 3:25.5
2014 Outback Joe Black Tycoon Base 3:22.0
2013 Norsqui Waratone Dame Claire 3:24.4
2012 Rialya Drunken Sailor Norsqui 3:23.3
2011 Muir Saddler’s Story Macedonian 3:23.4
2010 Capecover Kerdem Itstheone 3:28.8
2009 Zavite Kerdem Banana Man 3:22.7
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
2005 Demerger Envoy Intriguing 3:21.9
2004 Pantani Danestorm Bel Air 3:27.5
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
2000 Bohemiath Karasi Oxford Dollar 3:24.6