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 at Flemington Racecourse.
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. Adelaide Cup Day is a public holiday for Labour Day in South Australia.
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 12, 2018 .
2018 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: #4 Fanatic
- 2nd: #11 Ormito
- 3rd: #18 Poppiholla
Adelaide Cup Race Info
- Date: Monday March 12, 2018
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse
- Distance: 3200m
- Conditions: Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $400,000
- First Run: 1864
2018 Adelaide Cup Results
The season’s full Adelaide Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the staying clash is run and won on Monday March 12, 2018 .
The official 2018 Adelaide Cup Results saw the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic, now Sydney Cup-bound, salute as the $4.40 favourite backing-up from a lead-up second in Flemington’s Roy Higgins.
|1||4||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||–||3||57.5kg||$4.40F|
|2||11||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||0.3L||4||53kg||$5.50|
|3||18||POPPIHOLLA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2.1L||9||53kg||$21|
|4||3||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||2.9L||6||58.5kg||$11|
|5||9||O’LONERA||Cindy Alderson||Dwayne Dunn||4.6L||14||54kg||$10|
|6||7||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Grant Young||Todd Pannell||5.3L||2||54.5kg||$9.50|
|7||17||CUBAN FIGHTER||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson||6.4L||13||53kg||$51|
|8||6||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter Blanch||Paul Gatt||6.9L||8||56kg||$51|
|9||1||BENZINI||James Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||6.9L||15||59kg||$21|
|10||8||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Stephen Baster||9.4L||1||54kg||$26|
|11||10||AL HARAM (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||10.4L||12||53kg||$17|
|12||15||RAINDROPS ON ROSES||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||11.5L||11||53kg||$12|
|13||12||TUNES||Grant Young||Clare Lindop||12.7L||5||53kg||$31|
|14||5||PRETTY PUNK||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||14.3L||7||57kg||$10|
|15||14||FLYING CASINO||John Hickmott||Dom Tourneur||14.4L||10||53kg||$101|
|–||13||KHEZERABAD (FR)||Aaron Purcell||Chris Symons||–||0||–||–|
|–||2||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||DIAMOND GRACE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||–||0||–||–|
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. In 2018 however the favourite in Adelaide Cup betting Fanatic got the job done for the punters.
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. In 2017 the Adelaide Cup winner Annus Mirabilis improved on a lead-up fifth at Flemington behind Big Memory in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m), while the next year Fanatic (2018) won the Adelaide Cup after a second in the Roy Higgins.
2018 Adelaide Cup Betting
The latest Adelaide Cup 2018 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 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.
2018 Adelaide Cup Field
The official Adelaide Cup 2018 final field and barriers will be available below when final acceptances on the two mile classic close on Tuesday March 6, 2018.
The 2018 Adelaide Cup Field is now out with 18 confirmed stayers in the mix including last year’s third placegetter Master Of Arts coming off a lead-up second in the Lord Reims Stakes. Winner of that key lead-up Etah James has not been accepted for the Adelaide Cup field, but the third placed Benzini has and carries the 59kg top weight on Monday.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x474583833||BENZINI||James Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||18||59kg||98|
|2||4813×56672||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||16||59kg||98|
|3||023×099115||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Mark Zahra||7||58.5kg||97|
|4||046811×752||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||3||57.5kg||99|
|5||4×43211413||PRETTY PUNK||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||8||57kg||98|
|6||x3270x3426||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter Blanch||Paul Gatt||10||56kg||92|
|7||1611221214||EXALTED LIGHTNING||Grant Young||Todd Pannell||2||54.5kg||89|
|8||73166×5108||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Jye McNeil||1||54kg||88|
|9||58×6916122||O’LONERA||Cindy Alderson||Dwayne Dunn||17||54kg||88|
|10||x277x84332||AL HARAM (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||14||53kg||84|
|11||x054572333||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5||53kg||82|
|12||2028725622||TUNES||Grant Young||Clare Lindop||6||53kg||78|
|13||02041×8446||KHEZERABAD (FR)||Aaron Purcell||Chris Symons||9||53kg||76|
|14||3715973319||FLYING CASINO||John Hickmott||Dom Tourneur||12||53kg||75|
|15||26×4103521||RAINDROPS ON ROSES||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||13||53kg||75|
|16||x26113x315||DIAMOND GRACE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||4||53kg||74|
|17||8018692015||CUBAN FIGHTER||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson (a)||15||53kg||67|
|18||7667325223||POPPIHOLLA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||11||53kg||67|
2018 Adelaide Cup Nominations
The early Adelaide Cup 2018 Nominations are taken in early March and will be available below once announced.
There are 28 stayers among the 2018 Adelaide Cup Nominations including the Darren Weir-trained Lord Reims Stakes winner Master Of Arts who ran third in the Adelaide Cup trifecta last year.
Adelaide Cup Tips
Adelaide Cup tips often favour local stayers with proven form at the Morphettville track and those with previous 3200m experience.
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 Fanatic in 2018.
2018 Adelaide Cup Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ tips on the Adelaide Cup 2018 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.
2018 Adelaide Cup Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Adelaide Cup 2018 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week leading-up to the race.
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.
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|