Moreton Cup 2018

Saturday June 2, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The QTC Cup is now run as the Moreton Cup and can serve as a Stradbroke Handicap lead-up

The QTC Cup now known as the Moreton Cup and is a key Group 2 support act on the Queensland Oaks Day program traditionally at Eagle Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in late May or early June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) for the three-year-old fillies, with the QTC Cup one of two Group 2 features on the card along with the Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes).

In 2017 the Moreton Cup took place at Doomben Racecourse over 1200m due to the transfer of the Queensland Oaks Day card from the rain-affected Eagle Farm track.

Offering $175,000 in prize money, the Moreton Cup is run over 1300m under quality handicap conditions. It offers a ballot exemption into the following weekend’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm. Sincero (11th in 2010) was graduate out of the then QTC Cup race to back-up a week later and win the famous Queensland Group 1.

The latest edition of the Moreton (QTC) Cup ran on Saturday June 2, 2018.

2018 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Moreton Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 2, 2018
  • Track: Sunshine Coast for 2018 Edition
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1979

Moreton Cup Betting & Odds

Moreton Cup odds are dominated by classy sprinters that may be just off the top level but who have Group 1 experience from earlier in the season.

A race like the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in April has produced a number of QTC / Moreton Cup performers as has Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m). In 2013 Galah improved on an eighth in The Goodwood to win the QTC Cup, while Conservatorium ran second in both races.

2018 Moreton Cup Odds

The official Moreton Cup 2018 odds on the race formerly known as the QTC Cup are available below as markets progressively come out for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival this season.

Moreton Cup Field

The QTC Cup – now the Moreton Cup – field attracts a collection of the season’s second-tier sprint types, many coming off lead-up runs in Sydney. Horses may have contested earlier Queensland Winter lead-ups like the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) run a fortnight earlier at Doomben Racecourse.

Runners may come out of the Moreton Cup field and back-up a week later in the Stradbroke Handicap including in 2015 when the QTC Cup winner Sacred Star ran fifth in the Group 1 beaten under two lengths. For any female gallopers continuing on with their season, the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the end of the month is a good target and in 2016 Miss Cover Girl ran fourth in the QTC Cup before her Tattersall’s Tiara win.

Moreton Cup betting odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Sincero improved on a QTC Cup 11th in 2011 before winning the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next-up that winter. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.


If not the Stradbroke, another possible next-up run for Moreton Cup graduates is Eagle Farms’ Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) on Tiara Day. Moreton Cup nominations close on the Monday prior to the race with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2018 Moreton Cup Field

The official Moreton Cup 2018 Final Field & Barriers are set are now released and are announced in full below, good luck with your selections on the sprinters taking to the track in the Queensland Oaks Day support act this season.

The 2018 Moreton Cup Field and Weights are now published below for viewing.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 22027×0780 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Corey Brown 9 58.5kg 103
2 12234430×5 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Skye Bogenhuber 6 57kg 103
3 611x84241x CALANDA Peter & Paul Snowden 3 57kg 103
4 15028x26x0 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Henry Dwyer 5 57kg 98
5 5909701217 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp James Orman 1 56.5kg 95
6 1×32721617 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 56.5kg 97
7 5x0287x141 IRISH CONSTABULARY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Micheal Hellyer 8 56kg 95
8 254457×318 RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR Norm Stephens 11 56kg 85
9 x21376x497 CHALK Wendy Roche 4 56kg 68
10 11128x230x PEPPERANO Liam Birchley 7 54kg 88
11 x31x285131 PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir 2 53kg 76.5

2018 Moreton Cup Nominations

The 2018 Moreton Cup Nominations attracted 19 sprinters that, if accepted into the capacity 16-starter field, will run at Sunshine Coast this year over 1200m instead of 1300m at Eagle Farm or Doomben. Key early entries include the Darren Weir-trained Lucky Hussler and Team Snowden’s Calanda.

Moreton Cup Form Guide

The Moreton Cup form guide details all the must know facts for punters including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking at the guide for single-figure hopes coming off a nice lead-up run with ability at the distance is important when doing the Moreton Cup form.

In recent seasons the Moreton Cup form has held-up in subsequent Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Group events including the Stradbroke Handicap and Tattersall’s Tiara at elite level at Eagle Farm.

Moreton Cup Tips

Looking for runners with proven form around 1200m – 1400m that have run well in similar class either in Brisbane or Sydney leading up to the race are good Moreton Cup tips.

Mainly local hopes contest the race however so horses with a good record at Eagle Farm that come into the race with a good weight are other useful Moreton Cup betting tips as are those coming off a lead-up run in a race like the BRC Sprint.

2018 Moreton Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moreton Cup 2018 betting tips and Brisbane race selections for the winter sprint will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack this Queensland Oaks Day.

QTC / Moreton Cup Results

QTC Cup results have been dominated by runners under $10 in betting in recent years.

Notable QTC Cup winners over the past decade include Sacred Star (2014), Catapulted (2010) and subsequent Group 1 winner Ortensia (2009) who went on to run third in the Stradbroke Handicap next start. One of the biggest turf stars to win the QTC Cup was Schillaci in 1992.

The results out of the race from 2017 onwards will be known as the Moreton Cup results.

2018 Moreton Cup Results

The official Moreton Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race takes place on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 10 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 10 53kg $4.80F
2 1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 0.4L 6 59kg $5
3 15 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Ms Tegan Harrison 1.9L 5 53kg $21
4 8 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 2.7L 3 54.5kg $5.50
5 3 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 2.9L 9 56.5kg $41
5 9 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2.9L 1 54kg $13
7 5 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Tommy Berry 3.1L 2 56kg $19
8 11 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.2L 4 53kg $8
9 12 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Robbie Fradd 4.5L 7 53kg $26
10 6 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jason Collett 5.5L 8 56kg $9.50
11 2 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 8L 12 57kg $31
12 4 STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 8.5L 11 56.5kg $61
13 7 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 9L 13 55kg $17
13 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson 0
14 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker 0

QTC / Moreton Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Deploy Dothraki Perfect Dare 1:09.19
2016 Spill The Beans Federal Stratum Star 1:17.23
2015 Ball Of Muscle That’s A Good Idea Kuro 1:08.4
2014 Sacred Star Masthead Bennetta 1:17.1
2013 Galah Conservatorium Griffon 1:17.6
2012 Celtic Dancer Belltone Joint Chiefs 1:20.9
2011 Varenna Miss Phelan Ready Zingaling 1:16.1
2010 Catapulted Border Rebel Ego’s Dare 1:15.1
2009 Ortensia Maxison Mr Baritone 1:19.1
2008 Chinchilla Rose Black Ink Easy Rocker 1:19.3
2007 Nova Star Rasmussen Son Of Dane 1:17.6
2006 Messiaen Consular Spuruson 1:16.5
2005 Sir Breakfast Beautiful Gem All Bar One 1:08.7
2004 Falkirk Patpong Bomber Bill 1:08.8
2003 Into The Night Bomber Bill Polygram 1:10.6
2002 Pembleton Maitland Gold Machtig Mini Panis 1:09.2
2001 Century Kid Super Impressive Federal Agent 1:08.1
2000 Gallopini Super Espion Antiquity 1:09.6