Moonee Valley Vase 2018

Saturday October 27, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Moonee Valley Vase is a gun lead-up for VRC Derby hopefuls

The Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase is a key support race on the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day card at Moonee Valley Racecourse on a Saturday in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is highlighted by the Group 1 $3 million Cox Plate (2040m), but also features four Group 2 events.

Along with this Group 2 the other majors on the program are the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) and Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m). Contested over the same distance as the Cox Plate, 2040m, the race offers $200,000 in prize money and is a set weights race open to three-year-olds only.

It makes a nice lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following Saturday to kick off the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and the double has recently been achieved by Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

The latst edition of the Moonee Valley Vase runs on Saturday October 27, 2018.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: Stars of Carrum
  • 2nd: Savoie
  • 3rd: Aramayo

Moonee Valley Vase Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 27, 2018
  • Track: Moonee Valley
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1981

Moonee Valley Vase Betting

Moonee Valley Vase odds are dominated each year by the colts and geldings, who have a far superior record over the fillies in the race, that come off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) two weeks before.

The Caulfield Guineas has produced more Moonee Valley Vase winners than any other race so top three runners in the Group 1 sit high up the Moonee Valley Vase betting markets each spring.
Runners under double figures in the Moonee Valley Vase betting odds have an outstanding recent record in the race with no horse saluting at double figures in over 20 years.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase 2018 betting odds and links to our markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Moonee Valley Vase Group 2 Cox Plate Day prices.

Moonee Valley Vase Tips

Moonee Valley Vase tips come out the week of the race and are dominated by three-year-old graduates coming out of the Caulfield Guineas. Held two weeks before the Vase over the mile, the Caulfield Guineas is the best lead-up to the Moonee Valley Vase and runners that finished in the money in the Group 1 are a great tip to take in the Group 2 a fortnight later.

Other good Moonee Valley Vase tips to take include backing any runners that have previous form over further than a mile, runners that have winning form at the track and those under $10 in betting. Odds-on favourites also have a gun record in the race so taking the shortie has proved a successful MV Vase betting tip over the past two decades.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Moonee Valley Vase 2018 Tips and exotic Moonee Valley Vase betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-old stayers to get behind for the win this spring.

Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old staying types each spring, some looking to back-up on the short turnaround into the Victoria Derby over more distance the next Saturday. The race is open to both the colts and geldings as well as the fillies and in 2015 Jameka backed-up off a Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) second at Caulfield a fortnight before to beat home the boys in the Moonee Valley Vase. She also won the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) during the Cup Carnival next start and the following year’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). In 2017 Aloisia was dominant beating home the boys in the Moonee Valley Vase field by over three lengths after her lead-up Thousand Guineas success.

Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Efficient (2006) completed the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double during his three-year-old season. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

Male gallopers often back-up in the race off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) that produced the 2015 MV Vase runner-up Shards (13th) and third placegetter Tarzino (7th). Tarzino went on to win that year’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) seven days after the Vase. Again in 2016 the Caulfield Guineas form held in the Moonee Valley Vase with Sacred Elixir winning the latter after a lead-up eighth.

The 2014 Moonee Valley Vase winner Moonovermanhattan also came off a run in the Guineas (7th), as did Manawanui (2nd) in 2011 who won the Group 2 as the odds-on favourite at $1.18. The last horse to win the Caulfield Guineas – Moonee Valley Vase double was Whobegotyou (2008) who ran second in that year’s Victoria Derby.

Another possible lead-up to the final field is Sydney’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) a fortnight earlier at Randwick, which last produced a winner of the Group 2 in 2013 with Savvy Nature (3rd).

The other most recent Moonee Valley Vase winner to finish top three in the VRC Derby next start was Super Cool (2nd in 2012), while in 2010 the Vase runner-up Lion Tamer won the Derby next start. The Moonee Valley Vase nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2018 Final Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday before Cox Plate Day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what VRC Derby-bound three-year-olds make the starting line-up.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21412 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 14 57kg 88
2 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 76
3 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 16 57kg 74
4 631×326 DEALMAKER Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 74
5 532113 SAVOIE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 57kg 69
6 7×219285 CLOAK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 12 57kg 67
7 137×122 REAL SUCCESS Matt Laurie Mark Zahra 10 57kg 69
8 311435 APPROACH DISCREET Darren Weir Craig Williams 13 57kg 68
9 743×83120 THUNDERDOME Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 57kg 64
10 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Laing Ben Melham 6 57kg 63
11 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4 57kg 67
12 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 63
13 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 5 55kg 81
14 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) Darren Weir Ethan Brown (a) 8 55kg 62
15e 8321 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien James Winks 3 57kg 62
16e 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 17 57kg 61
17e 422 SCAMPER Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Linda Meech 11 55kg 60

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The early Moonee Valley Vase 2018 entries close the Monday of race week and will be provided for punters below once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5624 ALASKAN HONEY F 3 Darren Weir 58
2 422×1111 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir 105
3 311435 APPROACH DISCREET C 3 Darren Weir
4 21412 ARAMAYO C 3 James Cummings
5 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 67
6 7×219285 CLOAK C 3 James Cummings
7 631×326 DEALMAKER C 3 Chris Waller 74
8 54×06365 EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown 58
9 21116 EXTRA BRUT C 3 Darren Weir
10 9331 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien 62
11 2x77x24429 HASABRO (NZ) C 3 Stephen McKee 56
12 4115×638 HOME GROUND G 3 John Sargent 67
13 951303 IMMELMANN G 3 Matt Laurie 61
14 715×2234 LOUIE THE LEGEND C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
15 2321 MAGNUM OPUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 7×2440 OPPOSITE G 3 Danny O’Brien 56
18 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 76
19 3 PORT ROYAL C 3 Alexander Rae
20 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Tony Vasil 61
21 0103 PREDECESSOR C 3 Dean Binaisse 63
22 4x740x4850 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 137×122 REAL SUCCESS G 3 Matt Laurie 69
24 532113 SAVOIE C 3 Darren Weir 69
25 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
26 422 SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 60
27 4200×96943 SEBERATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM C 3 Robbie Laing 63
29 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
30 140×8681 SYD’S COIN C 3 Ken Keys 67
31 743×83120 THUNDERDOME G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 64
32 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 81
33 711704 VISAO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
34 8321 VOW AND DECLARE G 3 Danny O’Brien 62
35 6×1220 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62

Moonee Valley Vase Form Guide

The Moonee Valley Vase form guide gives you all the information and statistics you need to place a well-informed wager on the race like the jockeys, trainers, barriers, track / distance records and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Moonee Valley Vase form has stacked up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) a week later many times over the past 20 years or so providing plenty of winners and placegetters in the Cup Carnival classic.

Moonee Valley Vase Results

Moonee Valley Vase results have been dominated by odds-on favourites and runners under $10 over the past 20 years. Notable recent winners include Jameka (2015), Super Cool (2012), Manawanui (2011), Whobegotyou (2008), Efficient (2006) and Helenus (2002).

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Results

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

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 10 STARS OF CARRUM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Laing Ben Melham 4 57kg
2 5 SAVOIE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Dean Yendall 0.1L 5 57kg
3 1 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 3.1L 10 57kg $2.90F
4 12 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 3.3L 2 57kg
5 3 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4.55L 12 57kg
6 4 DEALMAKER Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.8L 6 57kg
7 7 REAL SUCCESS Matt Laurie Mark Zahra 5.9L 7 57kg
8 8 APPROACH DISCREET Darren Weir Craig Williams 6.9L 9 57kg
9 2 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7L 1 57kg
10 9 THUNDERDOME Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 9.75L 11 57kg
11 11 BOTTI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 9.95L 3 57kg
12 16e POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 10.45L 13 57kg
13 6 CLOAK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 13.2L 8 57kg

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Stars of Carrum Savoie Aramayo 2:05.2
2017 Aloisia Cliff’s Edge Salsamor 2:04.2
2016 Sacred Elixir Morvada So Si Bon 2:10.9
2015 Jameka Shards Tarzino 2:06.0
2014 Moonovermanhattan Atmosphere Go Indy Go 2:06.4
2013 Savvy Nature All Rigged Up Pinstripe Lane 2:05.0
2012 Super Cool It’s A Dundeel Viking Star 2:08.2
2011 Manawanui Collar Scelto 2:07.1
2010 Rekindled Interest Lion Tamer Hollowlea 2:07.0
2009 Hanks Spacecraft Viking Legend 2:06.2
2008 Whobegotyou Buffett Orca 2:05.3
2007 Marching Kibbutz Barbaricus 2:06.5
2006 Efficient The One Excites 2:05.2
2005 Duelled Manton Benicio 2:14.1
2004 Plastered Mr Martini Count Ricardo 2:07.6
2003 Kempinsky Elvstroem Lifes A Bounty 2:07.1
2002 Helenus Macedon Lady Wild Heart 2:08.0
2001 Ustinov Viking Ruler Pure Theatre 2:06.3
2000 Skalato Universal Prince Sale Of Century 2:09.2

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