Geelong Cup 2017

Wednesday October 25, 2017

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.

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Dunaden (2011) was the last horse to complete the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

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 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Vengeur Masque Gallic Chieftain Violate 2:29.3
2016 Qewy Grey Lion Oceanographer 2:28.9
2015 Almoonqith Dandino Manndawi 2:28.9
2014 Caravan Rolls On Marksmanship Like A Carousel 2:31.2
2013 Ibicenco Verdant Moudre 2:35.1
2012 Gatewood Chateau Margaux Brigantin 2:34.1
2011 Dunaden Tanby Bauer 2:30.1
2010 Americain Moudre Exceptionally 2:30.3
2009 Leica Ding Dandaad Sterling Prince 2:27.5
2008 Bauer Moatize Magic Instinct 2.30:1
2007 The Fuzz Zavite Desert Master 2:27.0
2006 Mandela Vanquished Dacs Back 2:28.2
2005 On A Jeune Brave Lancer Men At Work 2:26.7
2004 Pacific Dancer Devastating Diamond Jake 2:26.5
2003 Zazzman Shes Archie Tumeric 2:30.0
2002 Media Puzzle (USA) Requiem Donarch 2:25.9
2001 Karasi (Ire.) Maythehorsebewithu Scrumptious 2:32.0
2000 Savrocca Apache King Bulkhead 2:29.9