Moonee Valley Vase 2017

Saturday October 28, 2017

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 ran on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #9 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 3rd: #3 Salsamor

Moonee Valley Vase Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
  • 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.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase 2017 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.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Moonee Valley Vase 2017 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.

  • 1st: #9 ALOISIA ($2.60) – Nothing separates the Thousand Guineas winning filly and Cliff’s Edge in betting. We can split them though and she comes-up on top. Now prepared by Aaron Purcell, she was forgotten in the Group 1 over the mile last start despite the JJ Atkins second in the winter. She showed up her rivals with an over one length win, suggesting she’ll see out the Vase distance after two weeks between runs. Did it from barrier one and Caulfield and inside alley suits again at The Valley with Luke Nolen retaining the ride on the up-and-comer.
  • 2nd: #1 CLIFF’S EDGE ($2.60) – Hard to go outside the top two based on what they both did last time out. Chance that this colt is ready for the 2500m VRC Derby, which he has been targeted for. Won the Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) here last weekend by nearly three lengths. Darren Weir is a master so knows what he is doing backing him up. Must be a youngster that needs plenty of racing, so is rock hard fit and winning chance again.
  • 3rd: #5 VIN DE DANCE ($9.50) – Going a little different form line for third with the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi a chance to improve on his Australian debut over the Caulfield mile when third on October 18. Yet to run over further than that, but perhaps crying out for the distance? Damien Oliver on again, fitter and could surprise at a price.

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.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2017 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.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase Field has attracted 10 hopefuls with the equal favourites Cliff’s Edge and Aloisia drawn opposite ends of the field with barriers 10 and 1 respectively. Aloisia comes of the Thousand Guineas win against her own kind and takes on the boys stepping-up in distance, while Cliff’s Edge from the Darren Weir stables is on the quick back-up after the impressive 2.75 length win in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 21×818121 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 57kg 90
2 31×32248 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 78
3 12×227 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9 57kg 70
4 505×7516 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 5 57kg 62
5 1223 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 3 57kg 64
6 4×6018 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 6 57kg 60
7 432 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 8 57kg 60
8 32 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 7 57kg 60
9 52x12x51 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg 100
10 996442 FOUR KOALAS Brian McGrath Luke Currie 4 55kg 56

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The early Moonee Valley Vase 2017 entries close the Monday of race week and will be provided for punters below once announced.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations drew 19 entries including four fillies led by last start Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia. Also coming off a lead-up win is the Darren Weir-trained Cliff’s Edge who won the previous weekend’s Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 52x12x51 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 100
2 8×49402 BASANITE C 3 Robbie Laing 52
3 21×818121 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 90
4 996442 FOUR KOALAS F 3 Brian McGrath 56
5 60×1142 GLAM GURU F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 69
6 4×6018 GRAND CASINO C 3 John Sadler 60
7 635×6108 IL DIVO C 3 Grahame Begg 61
8 223 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
9 832571 JUSTICE FAITH C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 61
10 331 NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH C 3 Robbie Griffiths 62
11 505×7516 PISSARO C 3 Robbie Laing 62
12 86×971 RELIABLE DAME (NZ) F 3 Anthony Freedman 60
13 12×227 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
14 31×32248 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings 78
15 23×1143 SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 77
16 432 THE SLEDGEHAMMER G 3 John Sadler 60
17 1223 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 64
18 422×247 WEATHER WITH YOU G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 64
19 32 WOLFE TONE (NZ) C 3 Francis Finnegan 60

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).

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Results

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg $3
2 1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3.5L 10 57kg $2.45F
3 3 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9L 9 57kg $9.50
4 4 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 9.4L 5 57kg $81
5 5 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 9.8L 3 57kg $15
6 8 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 10.8L 7 57kg $101
7 2 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 14.05L 2 57kg $8
8 10 FOUR KOALAS Brian McGrath Luke Currie 14.25L 4 55kg $81
9 6 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 16.75L 6 57kg $151
10 7 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 99.9L 8 57kg $31

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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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