Ladbrokes Tip: Mares have an excellent recent record over the boys in the Perth Cup
The Perth Cup is a Group 2 staying showdown contested over the mile and a half at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia each January during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
The 2400m quality handicap clash offers a lucrative $500,000 in total prize money and Perth Cup Day is one of the biggest summer race meetings anywhere in Australia. Traditionally held on New Year’s Day, there were two editions of the 2016 Perth Cup one run in January and the other on New Year’s Eve in December. That meant there was no official 2017 Perth Cup, with the next edition run on New Year’s Day in 2018. Perth Cup Day is the final race meeting of the annual Festival of Perth Racing and the day’s feature has run since 1887.
Previously contested over the two miles (3200m) like the iconic Melbourne Cup, in 2009 the Perth Cup distance was shortened to the current 2400m and has been attracting top-class stayers since. The traditional lead-up race is the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m), now known as the Ted Van Heemst Stakes, run at Ascot in December and the last horse to complete the CB Cox Stakes – Perth Cup double was Delicacy (December 2015 & January 2016). The Group 1 Railway Stakes (1800m) also serves as a nice Perth Cup lead-up race.
The latest edition of the Perth Cup ran on New Year’s Day Monday January 1, 2018 .
2018 Perth Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Material Man
- 2nd: #1 Pounamu
- 3rd: #13 Royal Star
Perth Cup Race Facts
- Date: Monday January 1, 2018
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Open Qlty Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1887
2018 Perth Cup Results
The official Perth Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the 2400m summer staying classic is run and won on New Year’s Day, Monday January 1, 2018 .
The 2018 Perth Cup Results saw the $3.60 favourite Material Man turn the tables on Pounamu, who beat him home in both the Kingston Town Classic and Ted Van Heemst Stakes, reversing the quinella for a win in the mile and a half summer classic. Royal Star, a filly prepared by Grant & Alana Williams, rounded out the Perth Cup trifecta in a brave third.
|1||2||MATERIAL MAN||Justin Warwick||Ms Lucy Warwick||–||3||56.5kg||$3.60F|
|2||1||POUNAMU||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||0.05L||8||59kg||$4.80|
|3||13||ROYAL STAR||Grant & Alana Williams||Clint Johnston-Porter||2.25L||5||53kg||$14|
|4||7||COSMIC STORM||Grant & Alana Williams||Shaun Mc Gruddy||2.5L||2||53kg||$19|
|5||9||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Daniel Staeck||2.5L||14||53kg (cd 54kg)||$151|
|6||3||TRAP FOR FOOLS||Lindsey Smith||Alan Kennedy||3.5L||4||54.5kg||$6.50|
|7||15||STAR VALUE||Daniel O’Connor||Lee Newman||4.75L||6||53kg||$11|
|8||14||SHINTA MANI||Sharon Miller||Jason Whiting||5L||11||53kg||$101|
|9||8||DARK ALERT||Joe Miller||Peter Knuckey||5L||1||53kg||$14|
|10||4||ZARANTZ||Adam Durrant||Chris Parnham||7L||9||54.5kg||$10|
|11||11||JUICING CARROTS||Raquel Reid||Mr Craig Staples||7L||16||53kg||$201|
|12||6||BOLLYWOOD BLITZ||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||8.5L||13||53kg||$101|
|13||10||FALCON CREST||Grant & Alana Williams||Joseph Azzopardi||11.25L||12||53kg||$26|
|14||16||TOPPA DAWOZZA||Gary Crispin||Jason Brown||25L||7||53kg (cd 53.5kg)||$201|
|15||5||ANGOLA||Justin Warwick||Troy Turner||33.25L||15||53kg||$41|
|16||12||NOT AGAIN KEN||Mark Wright||Shaun O’Donnell||36L||10||53kg||$41|
|–||17e||SUNSET SUPERMAN||Brett Pope||–||–||0||–||–|
Perth Cup Odds
Perth Cup odds open weeks in advance of the race with bookmakers around the country offering futures prices and all-in markets on the event.
Local stayers with proven form at Ascot and over the 2400m dominate Perth Cup betting each summer, as do Grant Williams-trained runners with the right lead-up form as he has trained multiple winners of the classic in recent years.
The best out of the CB Cox Stakes earlier in the festival often feature high up the markets and in-form mares make a nice bet with the girls boasting a top recent record thanks to wins by the likes of Delicacy (January 2016), Real Love (2015) and Talent Show (2013).
2018 Perth Cup Betting
The season’s latest Perth Cup 2018 betting odds will be provided below as soon as open so stay tuned for the top summer racing markets online.
Perth Cup Field
The Perth Cup field attracts a line-up of primarily local stayers that do battle over the 2400m. Some interstate raiders have contested recent editions of the race including the December 2016 win by the Darren Weir-trained Star Exhibit, but more often than not the Perth Cup trophy stays at home in WA.
The bulk of the Perth Cup field come via a run in the weight-for-age CB Cox Stakes at the same track over 300m shorter the month before and the CB Cox Stakes – Perth Cup is a popular betting double. Perth Cup nominations close a month prior to the race in the first week of December before the final field of acceptances and barrier draw is released the week of the race.
2018 Perth Cup Field
The official Perth Cup 2018 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Perth Racing the week before the race is run and won on New Year’s Day, so stay tuned to see what summer stayers make the starting line-up.
The 2018 Perth Cup Field features a capacity line-up of summer stayers with Kingston Town Classic – Ted Van Heemst Stakes champion Pounamu carrying the 59kg top weight. Favourite in Perth Cup betting is the Lindsey Smith-trained four-year-old Trap For Fools in gate four chasing a seventh win on the trot.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x4963x1611||POUNAMU||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||8||59kg||107|
|2||1114×14522||MATERIAL MAN||Justin Warwick||Ms Lucy Warwick||3||56.5kg||102|
|3||6112111111||TRAP FOR FOOLS||Lindsey Smith||Alan Kennedy||4||54.5kg||98|
|4||26122×0753||ZARANTZ||Adam Durrant||Chris Parnham||10||54.5kg||98|
|5||x417x07x02||ANGOLA||Justin Warwick||Troy Turner||16||53kg||90|
|6||x111895554||BOLLYWOOD BLITZ||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||14||53kg||87|
|7||1511×46004||COSMIC STORM||Grant & Alana Williams||Shaun Mc Gruddy||2||53kg||93|
|8||4×50537272||DARK ALERT||Joe Miller||Peter Knuckey||1||53kg||90|
|9||356×008546||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Daniel Staeck||15||53kg||74|
|10||22×1892723||FALCON CREST||Grant & Alana Williams||Joseph Azzopardi||13||53kg||90|
|11||0806672027||JUICING CARROTS||Raquel Reid||Mr Craig Staples||17||53kg||70|
|12||419×879183||NOT AGAIN KEN||Mark Wright||Shaun O’Donnell||11||53kg||84|
|13||612×152265||ROYAL STAR||Grant & Alana Williams||Clint Johnston-Porter||5||53kg||84|
|14||4322216568||SHINTA MANI||Sharon Miller||Jason Whiting||12||53kg||84|
|15||1×21145321||STAR VALUE||Daniel O’Connor||Lee Newman||6||53kg||75|
|16||251×453403||TOPPA DAWOZZA||Gary Crispin||Jason Brown||7||53kg||70|
|17e||27×9979885||SUNSET SUPERMAN||Brett Pope||TBA||9||53kg||62|
2018 Perth Cup Nominations
The official Perth Cup 2018 Nominations are taken around four weeks out from Perth Cup Day and attract the top summer stayers getting about in WA for the season.
Perth Cup Tips
Perth Cup betting tips usually feature proven stayers at the track and distance from local stables and graduates out of the CB Cox Stakes earlier during the Perth Summer Carnival of Racing.
Grant Williams-trained runners have a very good recent Perth Cup record so a good tip is to get behind his in-form stayers of the current season, especially the mares.
2018 Perth Cup Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Perth Cup 2018 Tips and summer betting guide on the Group 2 New Year’s Day race will be detailed below the week of the event so stay tuned for the stayers to back and sack.
- 1st: #4 ZARANTZ ($11)
- 2nd: #3 TRAP FOR FOOLS ($4.40)
- 3rd: #8 DARK ALERT ($12)
Value tipping Zarantz to win the Perth Cup this summer at double-figures, leading trainer of stayers Adam Durrant saddling-up the veteran on the back of a Ted Van Heemst Stakes third. Zarantz has winning form up to two miles and is well-weighted looking to improve on his midfield finish here last New Year’s Eve. Trap For Fools is the easing second elect and brings to the race all the form having won six on the trot, including a trio of stakes races in the lead-up. He is in on just 54.5kg from a gun barrier (4) and will take some beating. Dark Alert on the rails is value from the Joe Miller stable on the back of a close second to Trap For Fools in the ATA Stakes (2200m), the six-year-old proven over the 2400m and fifth in the last edition of the race.
Perth Cup Form Guide
The Perth Cup form guide provides punters with all the must-know information on the race before placing bets like saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and the weights each runner in the field is to carry.
Wide barriers can be overcome in the Perth Cup, as can big weights proven most recently by Delicacy who carried 59kg to victory in the January edition in 2016. She was the second mare in as many years to beat home the boys in the Perth Cup results, so looking for in-form female stayers on the Perth Cup form guide can prove profitable.
2018 Perth Cup Form Guide
A link to a comprehensive Perth Cup 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Perth Cup Results
Perth Cup results have been dominated over the past decade by local stayers coming out of a run in the CB Cox Stakes – a double recently achieved by the likes of Delicacy (January 2016), Lords Ransom (2010) and Cats Fun (2008).
Favourites have a strong Perth Cup record, but upsets are also not uncommon including in 2013 when Talent Show saluted at $31 on the back of a CB Cox Stakes fourth – the same lead-up placing as the follow year’s Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon (2014).
Perth Cup Winners
|2018||Material Man||Pounamu||Royal Star||2:28.5|
|2016 (December)||Star Exhibit||Neverland||Tradesman||2:29.4|
|2016 (January)||Delicacy||Neverland||Real Love||2:30.0|
|2015||Real Love||Red Blast||Kirov Boy||2:29.9|
|2014||Black Tycoon||God Has Spoken||Ask Me Nicely||2:31.2|
|2013||Talent Show||Mr Moet||Global Flirt||2:29.7|
|2011||Western Jewel||God Has Spoken||Senhor Da Gama||2:28.2|
|2011||Guest Wing||Guyno||Simply Adorable||2:27.5|
|2010||Lords Ransom||Ma Chienne||Largo Lad||2:30.6|
|2008||Cats Fun||Exhilerating||Westerly Breeze||3:21.6|
|2006||Black Tom||Master Minx||Early Express||3:18.8|
|2005||Crown Prosecutor||Free At Last||Black Tom||3:21.4|
|2004||King Canute||Indigo King||Higgins Gold||3:23.7|
|2003||Tumeric||So Canny||Bold Mirage||3:23.0|
|2002||Cardinal Colours||Give Me A Chance||Shoeless||3:25.9|
|2001||Lottila Bay||Moonrise||King Brian||3:25.6|
|2000||Lunar Tudor||Victory Morn||Matriculate||3:21.0|