Moreton Cup 2017

Saturday June 3, 2017

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 3, 2017.

2017 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Deploy
  • 2nd: #1 Dothraki
  • 3rd: #15 Perfect Dare

Moreton Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse in 2017)
  • Distance: 1300m (1200m in 2017)
  • 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.

2017 Moreton Cup Odds

The official Moreton Cup 2017 odds on the race formerly known as the QTC Cup will be available below as soon as markets are out so you can lock in the best Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival odds 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.

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.

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

2017 Moreton Cup Field

The official Moreton Cup 2017 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 31, 2017 and will be announced in full below, so stay tuned to see the sprinters taking to the track in the Queensland Oaks Day support act this season.

The 2017 Moreton Cup Field and Weights are led by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dothraki (59kg) who is a Group 1 placegetter at the track and distance. He is joined in the line-up by stablemates Snippets Land and Attention.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x456x442x3 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 7 59kg 106
2 0x54219x70 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 57kg 102
3 45x24335x6 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 10 56.5kg 101
4 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 13 56.5kg 101
5 x23343x637 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Tommy Berry 2 56kg 100
6 01×1121119 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards TBA 9 56kg 100
7 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 15 55kg 98
8 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 3 54.5kg 97
9 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 1 54kg 96
10 612x1111x2 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 12 53kg 93
11 210x5240x4 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 4 53kg 90
12 x345x62344 HANDFAST Darren Beadman TBA 8 53kg 89.5
13 147x165x37 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson TBA 11 53kg 89
14 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker 5 53kg 87.5
15 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn TBA 6 53kg 87.5

2017 Moreton Cup Nominations

The 2017 Moreton Cup Nominations attracted a bumper 30 sprinters that, if accepted into the capacity 16-starter field, will run at Doomben over 1200m instead of 1300m at Eagle Farm. Key early entries include the Darren Weir-trained BRC Sprint third placegetter to Jungle Edge last time out Ulmann and the Godolphin-raced Federal who finished runner-up in the race last year.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 210x5240x4 ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
2 3x211150x8 BANDA SPICE M 4 Stuart Kendrick 84
3 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 87.5
4 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE G 7 Tony Gollan 94
5 x359x47350 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 103
6 612x1111x2 DEPLOY G 4 Gerald Ryan 93
7 x456x442x3 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
8 147x165x37 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson 89
9 x23343x637 FEDERAL G 5 Darren Beadman 100
10 4x013421x3 GOLD SYMPHONY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 99
11 x345x62344 HANDFAST G 4 Darren Beadman 89.5
12 11432×5328 LAND OFFICE G 5 Steele Ryan 75
13 211515×443 LONDEHERO G 6 Matthew Dunn 90
14 15452112×8 MAN OF HIS WORD G 4 Bruce W Hill 95
15 132x70x300 MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 98
16 155338×100 MOUNT NEBO G 7 Allan Denham 99
17 52x2744x40 PAINTE G 5 Joseph Pride 84
18 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn 87.5
19 71x6x170x2 PRIMAL FLIGHT G 6 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 85
20 0x54219x70 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 102
21 5962323400 ROUND MOUNTAIN GAL M 5 Philip Kimmet 70
22 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED G 6 Toby Edmonds 98
23 x145167x84 SIR BACCHUS G 4 Chris Waller 90
24 45x24335x6 SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
25 01×1121119 SPLURGE (NZ) H 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 100
26 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn 101
27 021257×185 TAILLEVENT G 4 Bruce W Hill 79
28 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 97
29 1152136×13 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 102
30 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney 96

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.

2017 Moreton Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moreton Cup 2017 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.

2017 Moreton Cup Results

The official Moreton Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race takes place on Saturday June 3, 2017.

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
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