2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results: Melbourne Cup The Long-Term Goal For Vengeur Masque

November 11, 2017

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results: Melbourne Cup The Long-Term Goal For Vengeur Masque

The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be the long-term goal for Vengeur Masque after he returned to winning form with a very tough victory in the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.

Vengeur Masque outstayed his rivals to take out the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Vengeur Masque outstayed his rivals to take out the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Vengeur Masque narrowly missed out on a place in the 2017 Melbourne Cup when he was narrowly beaten in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) by Cismontane last Saturday and connections made the decision to chase the $100,000 bonus on offer for the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes – if they had accepted for the Melbourne Cup.

Jockey Patrick Moloney made the surprise decision to take up the running on Vengeur Masuqe in the early stages of the race and that looked as though it may have been the wrong decision when a host of rivals loomed on his outside.

Grey Lion took up the fight to Vengeur Masuqe at the top of the straight and he looked as though he was going to run away with the victory, but Vengeur Masque kept on fighting and was too tough for his rival on the line.

Moloney timed his ride to perfection on Vengeur Masque, but he was quick to pay credit to the toughness that the horse showed in the final stages as well as the training performance of Mike Moroney.

“He was a bit dirty that he didn’t get into the Melbourne Cup I think and he didn’t want to lay down today,” Moloney said.

“As soon as he got challenged by that horse I knew I had a bit up my sleeve and he kept on fighting like a caged tiger.

“It was a bit of training genius from Mike – with the ear-muffs going on he has relaxed so well in his past two runs.”

Moroney revealed after the race that the plan was always to take up the running in the early stages of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and put the favourite Qewy under pressure.

The in-form trainer admitted that he was disappointed that Vengeur Masque had missed out on a Melbourne Cup start once again, but he is hopeful that the tough stayer will finally get his chance in 2018.

“We planned to lead and make the favourite carry his weight,” Moroney said.

“It really worked well.

“It was disappointing for us that he didn’t make the Melbourne Cup and I would have loved to run him this year as I really feel that he would have run well.

“He has just got that much stronger this time around and just like Brew he has improved out of his sight.

“I think next year he will be even better.”

Qewy started the race as a clear favourite, but he was unable to replicate his Bendigo Cup victory and he was one of the first horses beaten.

There are still plenty of races left on Emirates Stakes Day – sign-up and deposit with Ladbrokes.com.au to take advantage of top odds!

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 9 54.5kg $6.50
2 7 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 0.75L 5 54kg $26
3 10 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Dean Yendall 1.25L 2 54kg $9.50
4 8 VIOLATE Brent Stanley James Winks 4.75L 6 54kg $26
5 6 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Michael Dee 4.85L 7 54kg $5
6 1 QEWY (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 7.1L 10 59kg $3.20F
7 3 KIWIA Darren Weir Damian Lane 8.6L 4 55kg $5
8 11 BETTYRAE RUBY Tim Hughes Corey Brown 8.7L 1 54kg $101
9 5 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 16.7L 8 54kg $16
10 9 TUNES Grant Young Noel Callow 28.7L 3 54kg $101

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

Waller contemplating blinkers ...

Waller contemplating blinkers for 2018 Queensland Oaks favourite Youngstar

Trainer Chris Waller will decide before final acceptance time on Wednesday...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

McDonald to team up with Care ...

McDonald to team up with Care To Think in the 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return to the Group 1 winner’s stall...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

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