Moonee Valley Cup 2018

Saturday October 27, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Moonee Valley Cup is a good early Melbourne Cup betting guide

The Moonee Valley Cup, also called the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, runs at Moonee Valley Racecourse on a Saturday in late October on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Racing at the meeting is headlined by Australasia’s weight-for-age championship – the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m).

Four Group 2 races support the card including the Moonee Valley Cup run over 2500m under set weights plus penalties conditions. The stayers in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup field face off for $300,000 in total prize money and many are eyeing a run on the first Tuesday of November in Flemington’s iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) over the two miles. The last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Cup – Melbourne Cup double in the same year was the mighty Kingston Rule (1990).

The latest edition of the Moonee Valley Cup ran on Saturday October 27, 2018.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: Ventura Storm
  • 2nd: Trap For Fools
  • 3rd: Libran

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 27, 2018
  • Track: Moonee Valley
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1883

Moonee Valley Cup Odds & Betting

Moonee Valley Cup odds are led by proven stayers with form over at least 2400m and runners with previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley track. Past Group performers and staying types with an eye on a Melbourne Cup run also sit high up the Moonee Valley Cup betting markets.

Recent winners to salute at double-figures in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting odds include Prince Of Penzance ($11 in 2014) and Vatuvei ($10 in 2012). Prince Of Penzance ran second in the following year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup before saluting in the Melbourne Cup results in 2015 at a blowout price of $101!

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Odds

The updated Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2018 betting odds and links to our markets on the Cox Plate Day support act will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on the Melbourne Cup lead-up.

Moonee Valley Cup Tips

Moonee Valley Cup tips include looking for proven stayers with winning form over at least a mile and a half, runners with a good Moonee Valley track record and those under double figures in betting. Looking for gallopers out of spring lead-up runs including the St. Leger race in Sydney and those to have contested previous editions of the Melbourne Cup from springs gone are other good Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting tips.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2018 betting tips and selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to lock into your Moonee Valley Cup Trifecta tips.

Moonee Valley Cup Field

The Moonee Valley Cup field attracts a quality line-up of stayers each season including increasingly a number of international raiders heading towards a run in the world’s richest handicap – the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Runners in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup field may come off a run in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at the same track earlier in the month, a race that last produced a winner with The United States (6th) in 2015. Another good lead-up race is the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) a fortnight before at Caulfield a race Bohemian Lily ran third in before her third next-up in the Moonee Valley Cup in 2015.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Tips & Form Guide - Ladbrokes

Upset Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance (2015) improved on a lead-up second in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

In 2014 Prince Of Penzance won the Moonee Valley Gold Cup before returning for a second in the race in 2015 that lead to his upset Melbourne Cup victory as a $101 roughie.

The Group 3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) on Emirates Stakes Day is the other most popular next-up option for Moonee Valley Gold Cup graduates. In 2014 the MV Cup winner Prince Of Penzance ran second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes behind Le Roi who improved on a MV Cup second that spring. Third in that year’s Moonee Valley Cup Au Revoir meanwhile won the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) two runs later, a race Prince Of Penzance finished third in. Americain is the other recent Melbourne Cup winner to have also won the Moonee Valley Gold Cup in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

The last galloper to complete the Moonee Valley Cup – Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Precedence in 2013. Precedence also won the 2010 Moonee Valley Gold Cup on the back of a Herbert Power Stakes third and a JRA Cup victory.

Moonee Valley Cup nominations close the Monday prior to the race running that Saturday followed by the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2018 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published below so stay tuned to see what potential Melbourne Cup horses making the line-up.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x6731x769 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 58kg 110
2 114656×641 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 14 58kg 104
3 00521×5333 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 57kg 107
4 1443×00500 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 6 57kg 105
5 x9066x9x39 PRIZE MONEY (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Oisin Murphy 12 57kg 103
6 041x8x7915 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 17 57kg 109
7 4x39770x36 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jye McNeil 15 57kg 102
8 1x5x0x0803 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 4 57kg 104
9 16×6321175 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 8 56.5kg 104
10 8x420x8378 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 56kg 105
11 01211×7872 LADIES FIRST (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 1 56kg 102
12 8x16313x50 MEGABLAST (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 18 56kg 102
13 2x3x56x020 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) Darren Weir John Allen 16 55kg 109
14 37829×7940 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 9 55kg 105
15 9337×35107 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Jay Ford 13 52kg 101
16e x1x5x00577 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Brett Prebble 11 55kg 105
17e 432x80x562 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 10 53kg 95
18e 7418×00073 DANDY GENT Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 5 55kg 80

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Nominations

The early Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2018 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and available here once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1443×00500 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 105
2 1x22x33222 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 102
3 x35113x050 CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 87
4 x6x10x2468 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
5 7418×00073 DANDY GENT G 7 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 80
6 00521×5333 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 107
7 x020030x89 GUARDINI (FR) G 8 Darren Weir 90
8 0x621x4520 HARRISON (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 93
9 33x1x61812 JAAMEH (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
10 01211×7872 LADIES FIRST (NZ) M 6 Allan Sharrock 102
11 8x420x8378 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 105
12 4x39770x36 LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander 102
13 1×99574641 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 89
14 8x16313x50 MEGABLAST (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 102
15 6164x0x025 MIDTERM (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 98
16 9337×35107 MISS ADMIRATION M 4 Mick Price 101
17 x1x5x00577 NAKEETA (GB) G 8 Iain Jardine 105
18 03x60x8642 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 105
19 45×8145335 OUR IDAHO (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien 111
20 114656×641 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 104
21 x9066x9x39 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 103
22 1x5x0x0803 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 104
23 x04331x220 RISING RED (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
24 x5x8650x43 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 101
25 432x80x562 SULLY (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 95
26 041x8x7915 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 109
27 2x3x56x020 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109
28 16×6321175 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 104
29 21x05x4059 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney 104
30 37829×7940 VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
31 248x220x04 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
32 1x6731x769 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 10 Chris Waller 110
33 x4421x2263 YOGI (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 98
34 158402×008 ZACADA (NZ) G 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 102

Moonee Valley Cup Form Guide

The Moonee Valley Cup form guide features essential facts and stats like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the stayers in the field.

In recent years the Moonee Valley Gold Cup form has held up in better spring features like the Melbourne Cup a number of times including in 2002 when Mr Prudent ran third and second respectively and in 2000 when Brew won the Melbourne Cup after a second to Yippyio in the MV Cup. More recently Americain won the 2011 Moonee Valley Gold Cup a year after saluting in the Melbourne Cup, while in 2015 Prince Of Penzance ran second when failing to defend his Moonee Valley Gold Cup title before success in that year’s Melbourne Cup as a triple-figure roughie.

Moonee Valley Cup Results

There have been more favourites than roughies saluting for the punters in the Moonee Valley Cup results over the past decade.
Many quality gallopers have taken out the race and standout recent Moonee Valley Gold Cup winners include Prince Of Penzance (2014), Americain (2011) and Zipping (2006).

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Results

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 27, 2018.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 14 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 55kg
2 9 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 0.4L 7 56.5kg
3 10 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.15L 2 56kg
4 1 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 2.4L 6 58kg
5 17e SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 2.5L 9 53kg (cd 53.5kg)
6 15 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Jay Ford 3.25L 12 52kg
7 12 MEGABLAST (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.45L 15 56kg
8 11 LADIES FIRST (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 5.45L 1 56kg
9 6 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 5.55L 14 57kg
10 5 PRIZE MONEY (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Oisin Murphy 6.55L 11 57kg
11 8 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6.75L 4 57kg
12 13 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) Darren Weir John Allen 9.25L 13 55kg
13 16e NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Brett Prebble 14.25L 10 55kg
14 4 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 15.5L 5 57kg
15 3 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 30.5L 3 57kg

Moonee Valley Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Ventura Storm Trap For Fools Libran 2:34.3
2017 Who Shot Thebarman Libran Cismontane 2:37.3
2016 Grand Marshal Who Shot Thebarman Pentathlon 2:41.4
2015 The United States Prince Of Penzance Bohemian Lily 2:34.4
2014 Prince Of Penzance Le Roi Au Revoir 2:36.0
2013 Precedence Shoreham Gotta Take Care 2:36.9
2012 Vatuvei Reuben Percival Ironstein 2:35.7
2011 Americain Tullamore Illo 2:36.4
2010 Precedence Above Average Capecover 2:38.9
2009 The Sportsman Irazu Think Money 2:37.3
2008 Gallopin Baughurst Ice Chariot 2:36.5
2007 Gallic Lazer Sharp Jukebox Johnny 2:36.5
2006 Zipping Show Barry Gallic 2:38.9
2005 Umbula Bazelle Kindjhal 2:45.1
2004 Another Warrior Rizon Hard To Get 2:37.1
2003 Frightening Legible County Tyrone 2:38.5
2002 Thong Classic Rain Gauge Mr Prudent 2:40.9
2001 Rain Gauge Spirit Of Westbury Big Pat 2;37.6
2000 Yippyio Brew Cronus 2:41.3