Ladbrokes Tip: The Geelong Cup form often stacks up in the Melbourne Cup field
The Geelong Cup is a Group 3 feature for stayers held on a Wednesday in late October days before the premier 2040m Cox Plate during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Geelong Cup field features stayers possibly coming out of the quick five day back-up out of the Caulfield Cup and heading towards November’s iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) run over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.
Run at Geelong Racecourse over 2400m the open handicap offers prize money of $300,000 and runs the Wednesday after Caulfield Cup Day, around a fortnight before Melbourne Cup Day, and has done so since 1947. First held back in 1872 when Flying Scud saluted, the Geelong Cup has been run over a host of different distances including originally over the same two miles (3200m) as the Melbourne Cup. It has held Group 3 status since 2002 and notable Geelong Cup winners in recent years include Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who all went on to win the ‘race that stops a nation’ saluting in that year’s Melbourne Cup.
This year the Geelong Cup ran on Wednesday October 25, 2017 .
2017 Geelong Cup Results
- 1st: #7 Vengeur Masque
- 2nd: #4 Gallic Chieftain
- 3rd: #10 Violate
Geelong Cup Race Info
- Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017
- Track: Geelong Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Handicap
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1872
Geelong Cup Betting & Odds
Geelong Cup betting is traditionally led by stayers with form over the distance who are heading into the Melbourne Cup. Internationals have featured prominently in the Geelong Cup odds since the success of French visitors Americain and Dunaden in successive years. Qewy was the last raider to salute in the Geelong Cup in 2016 and was the second elect to salute, while in 2017 the Michael Moroney-trained import Vengeur Masque broke his maiden status down under winning at Geelong Cup odds of $15 ahead of the short-priced favourite.
Favourites though do have a good record in the Geelong Cup so check the form on the horses at the top of the markets.
2017 Geelong Cup Odds
The season’s updated Geelong Cup 2017 odds and links to our markets on the key Melbourne Cup form race will be detailed below over the spring so stay tuned for the best Geelong Cup betting offers.
Geelong Cup Tips
Geelong Cup tips are usually dominated by proven staying types that are heading into the Melbourne Cup over 3200m. Classy city horses with form over 2400m or further or that ran solidly in the Caulfield Cup the previous week are a good tip, as are those not weighted too heavily in the handicap showdown.
Any strong international horses contesting the race also make a good Geelong Cup betting tip with the raiders boasting a dominant recent record in the event, as do graduates out of the Herbert Power Stakes roughly a fortnight prior.
2017 Geelong Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Geelong Cup 2017 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed in full below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the important spring event.
- 1st: #6 FANATIC ($26) – Punters were made to feel sorry for leaving out a roughie Lindsay Park-trained stayer when Boom Time won last weekend’s Caulfield Cup at 50/1 and we won’t be making the same mistake here. This mare is a daughter of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and can win at big odds. Her Herbert Power Stakes run last time out was solid late, the form of that franked by Boom Time (4th). She was two lengths further back than him there, has upside, draws well (3) on the minimum (54kg) and Michael Walker has been riding well again.
- 2nd: #4 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN ($2.90) – Plenty of money on the Darren Weir-trained favourite, another Herbert Power graduate who was only 1.4 lengths back third to the winner. Goes up to 55kg here, but still well-weighted and drawn to win in gate two. Craig Williams is an ace hoop taking over in the saddle and this French import is going from strength-to-strength. Soft track helps too.
- 3rd: #2 LIZZIE L’AMOUR ($16) – Happy to give this Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Group 1 Kiwi mare one more chance. The daughter of Zabeel ran seventh in the Dato’, sixth in the Stocks Stakes and then 10th in the Cranbourne Cup. She’s won over the 2400m so could be crying out for the metres, but the Soft track is the big plus as she’s only lost one of her five previous goes on the ground and has been racing on Good-rated courses this time in.
Geelong Cup Field
The Geelong Cup field is released two days before the race runs on Geelong Cup Day that Wednesday, which is a public holiday in Geelong, with nominations closing the previous week. A host of the season’s premier stayers, both local hopes and interstate raiders, feature in the final Geelong Cup acceptances for the mile and a half handicap that has produced three Melbourne Cup winners since 2002 including the two French-trained winners of the world’s richest handicap.
Plenty of horses in the Geelong Cup field also come out of the previous Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field, while the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) over the same track / distance as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup a week earlier is another good lead-up into the Geelong Cup race.
2017 Geelong Cup Field
The official Geelong Cup 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Monday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what spring stayers make the starting line-up on way to the Melbourne Cup.
The 2017 Geelong Cup Field features a dozen stayers, including seven heading towards the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Among the standouts are Sydney Cup winner Gallante carrying top weight, last start Herbert Power Stakes third placegetter Gallic Chieftain for Darren Weir and his rails-drawn stablemate Kellstorm.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x031x270x0||GALLANTE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||11||58kg||101|
|2||151021×760||LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Mark Zahra||9||57.5kg||104|
|3||x073x00002||BERISHA||Robert Smerdon||Ryan Maloney||12||56.5kg||98|
|4||1x3811x763||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||2||55kg||95|
|5||0x076x0703||GREY LION (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Luke Nolen||8||54kg||93|
|6||84260×5046||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||3||54kg||90|
|7||82x542x998||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||10||54kg||89|
|8||x173511163||KELLSTORM (IRE)||Darren Weir||Michael Dee||1||54kg||86|
|9||6433×70033||SETTLER’S STONE||Troy Blacker||Damien Oliver||4||54kg||82|
|10||2434×48321||VIOLATE||Brent Stanley||James Winks||6||54kg||81|
|11||1513059×11||WHEAL LEISURE||Archie Alexander||Dean Yendall||7||54kg||80|
|12||10×3173551||KAWABATA||Jamie Edwards||Ben Thompson (a)||5||54kg||75|
2017 Geelong Cup Nominations
Each spring the early Geelong Cup 2017 Nominations close on the Thursday before the race, the list of entries published right here as soon as released.
In 2017 the official Geelong Cup Nominations attracted 23 horses, 14 of which also feature in the Melbourne Cup nominations. Three Geelong Cup entries are accepted to run in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field: Sir Isaac Newton, Boom Time and the Willie Mullins-trained Irish raider Wicklow Brave.
Geeolong Cup Form Guide
The Geelong Cup form guide has all the basic information like the trainers and jockeys of all the runners plus extra details like the lead-up runs, weight and barriers for each starter. Looking for a well-weighted runner that comes out of the Caulfield Cup on the Geelong Cup form guide is important, as is seeking out the in-form international visitors heading towards the Melbourne Cup.
The Geelong Cup form has stacked up plenty of times on the first Tuesday of November in the Melbourne Cup results, so watching the form out of the Group 3 as an early guide to Melbourne Cup betting is crucial for savvy spring punters.
Geelong Cup Results
The Geelong Cup results show the winner and exact finishing order of all the runners plus the winning time and margin, and starting price of all the horses. It can also reveal the value in the upcoming Melbourne Cup betting markets heading into November’s famous Flemington showdown.
Notable recent Geelong Cup winners include Bauer (2008), French raiders Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who both did the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double, and Qewy (2016) who ran fourth in the Melbourne Cup next race before winning the Sandown Cup as the odds-on favourite over the two miles.
2017 Geelong Cup Results
The official Geelong Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 25, 2017 .
|1||7||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||–||10||54kg||$15|
|2||4||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||0.1L||2||55kg||$3F|
|3||10||VIOLATE||Brent Stanley||James Winks||0.85L||6||54kg||$17|
|4||5||GREY LION (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Luke Nolen||1.25L||8||54kg||$12|
|5||11||WHEAL LEISURE||Archie Alexander||Dean Yendall||1.35L||7||54kg||$6|
|6||8||KELLSTORM (IRE)||Darren Weir||Michael Dee||1.85L||1||54kg||$8|
|7||1||GALLANTE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||3.85L||11||58kg||$26|
|8||6||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||3.95L||3||54kg||$21|
|9||3||BERISHA||Robert Smerdon||Ryan Maloney||4.35L||12||56.5kg||$11|
|10||9||SETTLER’S STONE||Troy Blacker||Damien Oliver||4.55L||4||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$19|
|11||2||LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Mark Zahra||5.8L||9||57.5kg||$16|
|12||12||KAWABATA||Jamie Edwards||Ben Thompson (a)||6.8L||5||54kg||$101|
Geelong Cup Winners
|2017||Vengeur Masque||Gallic Chieftain||Violate||2:29.3|
|2014||Caravan Rolls On||Marksmanship||Like A Carousel||2:31.2|
|2009||Leica Ding||Dandaad||Sterling Prince||2:27.5|
|2007||The Fuzz||Zavite||Desert Master||2:27.0|
|2005||On A Jeune||Brave Lancer||Men At Work||2:26.7|
|2004||Pacific Dancer||Devastating||Diamond Jake||2:26.5|
|2002||Media Puzzle (USA)||Requiem||Donarch||2:25.9|