Eclair Surprise Out of 2013 Australian Cup

March 8, 2013

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Eclair Surprise Out of 2013 Australian Cup

The 2013 Australian Cup field has been reduced to 12 runners following the scratching of Eclair Surprise this morning.

Eclair Surprise has been scratched from the Australian Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The five-year-old South Australian gelding was withdrawn from the $1 million feature after vets found him to be lame in his near foreleg.

Eclair Surprise was rated a $41 chance at in what was to be his first start in the top grade.

The Phillip Stokes-trained galloper has won six times from 14 starts, with his biggest victory coming in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown during the Spring Carnival.

As an outside hope, Eclair Surprise’s scratching has barely impacted betting, with Green Moon still favourite at $4.

The Melbourne Cup winner will be out to add a third Flemington Group 1 to his record after also taking out the Turnbull Stakes there last spring.

Brett Prebble, who rode him in his Melbourne Cup win, is confident that his mount is the horse to beat on Saturday.

“He’s proven himself and shown his ability already,” Prebble said.

“The mail is that he’s going better than before he won the Melbourne Cup. So hopefully that’s right.”

The best-backed galloper in the Australian Cup field is Super Cool ($4.40) who has shortened from $5.50.

The three-year-old will attempt to upset the older horses and brings strong form into the race with a last-start win at Group 2 level in the Autumn Classic.

Third favourite is Mr Moet ($5.50) who was third in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes first-up and second in the Peter Young Stakes.

Other Australian Cup contenders include Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar ($8), German import Mawingo ($10), Group 1 winner Glass Harmonium ($11) and Peter Young Stakes winner Foreteller ($13).

Want to make the most of your autumn betting this weekend? Visit!

The Australian-owned bookie have sensational odds on all the Flemington action and also have a huge $400 bonus bet offer for new customers.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field