Moonee Valley Vase

The Moonee Valley Vase is a Group 2 staying event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #9 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff's Edge
  • 3rd: #3 Salsamor

Moonee Valley Vase News

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Aloisia Odds-on for VRC Oaks

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Aloisia Odds-on for VRC Oaks

A flawless performance over the colts and geldings to win the Moonee Valley Vase 2017 in a runaway has the Aaron Purcell-trained filly Aloisia odds-on for the VRC Oaks next race. Backing up from her upset victory at Caulfield in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), the well-bred daughter of Azamour was even more impressive…

The Moonee Valley Vase is a highly regarded Group 2 race held towards the end of the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley in late October. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) but there are six other quality Group races held at the meeting including the Moonee Valley Vase.

The Moonee Valley Vase is a staying race run over 2040m by three-year-olds at set weights and is worth $200,000 in total prize money. Runners may have previously contested some of the other set weights races for three-year-olds earlier in the carnival including the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day or Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in late September.

The Moonee Valley Vase is commonly used as a final preparation race for horses moving on to one of the highlight events of the carnival, the prestigious Group 1  Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following week at Flemington. Some fillies that contested the Vase may instead choose to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes also on Derby Day because of its more suitable 2000m distance. Efficient (2006) was the last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase took place at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day – Saturday October 28, 2017 .

Moonee Valley Vase 2017
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1983

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #9 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 3rd: #3 Salsamor

See below for the official Moonee Valley Vase 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more about the outstanding runaway win by the Thousand Guineas winning filly Aloisia who is now odds-on favourite to win the VRC Oaks after the dominant victory over Victoria Derby-bound colt Cliff’s Edge.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg $3
2 1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3.5L 10 57kg $2.45F
3 3 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9L 9 57kg $9.50
4 4 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 9.4L 5 57kg $81
5 5 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 9.8L 3 57kg $15
6 8 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 10.8L 7 57kg $101
7 2 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 14.05L 2 57kg $8
8 10 FOUR KOALAS Brian McGrath Luke Currie 14.25L 4 55kg $81
9 6 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 16.75L 6 57kg $151
10 7 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 99.9L 8 57kg $31

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Tips

  • 1st: #9 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 3rd: #5 Vin De Dance

Based on barriers going to tip the filly ALOISIA ($2.60) in the Moonee Valley Vase 2017. Her Thousand Guineas win was ultra-impressive from barrier one last start and she gets the inside alley again head to The Valley for the first time. Yet to see the distance, but racing like she’ll get it no worries. Were on her last time and won’t abandon her now. CLIFF’S EDGE ($2.60) equal favourite and obvious danger. Really hard to split and the Darren Weir-trained colt flew home in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m) last weekend by 2.75 lengths. He is going great guns, but draws wide here and on the quick back-up, likely ready for the increased distance of the VRC Derby, while the filly is warming up with upside. VIN DE DANCE ($9.50) good value for third, Damien Oliver on the ultra-consistent Kiwi raider who ran third on debut down under on October 18. Distance should suit and is the lightly-raced improver in the mix.

Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds

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2017 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of the season’s top three-year-old stayers eyeing a quick back-up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) the following Saturday at Flemington Racecourse. Good lead-up races into the Moonee Valley Vase field including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for fillies looking to take on the boys, and the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run a fortnight prior. Run on Caulfield Cup Day just a week before Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) is another key lead-up into the MV Vase field each season.

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2017 Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase Final Field drew 10 hopefuls led by the Ladbrokes Classic winner Cliff’s Edge who leads betting even from the wide barrier (10 of 10) on way the Victoria Derby. Thousand Guineas winning filly Aloisia drew the opposite end of the field getting the rails run from barrier one and is challenging for favouritism as she rises in distance.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 21×818121 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 57kg 90
2 31×32248 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 78
3 12×227 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9 57kg 70
4 505×7516 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 5 57kg 62
5 1223 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 3 57kg 64
6 4×6018 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 6 57kg 60
7 432 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 8 57kg 60
8 32 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 7 57kg 60
9 52x12x51 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg 100
10 996442 FOUR KOALAS Brian McGrath Luke Currie 4 55kg 56

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The 2017 Moonee Valley Vase nominations are released on the Monday of Cox Plate week, the full list of early entries for the VRC Derby lead-up to be announced below once announced.

The Moonee Valley Vase 2017 Nominations attracted 19 three-year-olds including Thousand Guineas winning filly Aloisia and Darren Weir’s Norman Robinson Stakes winner from last Saturday Cliff’s Edge.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 52x12x51 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 100
2 8×49402 BASANITE C 3 Robbie Laing 52
3 21×818121 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 90
4 996442 FOUR KOALAS F 3 Brian McGrath 56
5 60×1142 GLAM GURU F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 69
6 4×6018 GRAND CASINO C 3 John Sadler 60
7 635×6108 IL DIVO C 3 Grahame Begg 61
8 223 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
9 832571 JUSTICE FAITH C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 61
10 331 NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH C 3 Robbie Griffiths 62
11 505×7516 PISSARO C 3 Robbie Laing 62
12 86×971 RELIABLE DAME (NZ) F 3 Anthony Freedman 60
13 12×227 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
14 31×32248 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings 78
15 23×1143 SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 77
16 432 THE SLEDGEHAMMER G 3 John Sadler 60
17 1223 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 64
18 422×247 WEATHER WITH YOU G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 64
19 32 WOLFE TONE (NZ) C 3 Francis Finnegan 60

Moonee Valley Vase History

First run in 1983, the first Moonee Valley Vase winner was Centaine when it began as a Listed race run over 1600m. A few years later in 1986 the race distance increased dramatically to 2040m. Following that, in 1989 it was elevated to Group 3 status and then in 1997 the Moonee Valley Vase became a prestigious Group 2 event.

Horses that have taken out the Moonee Valley Vase – Victoria Derby double include Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

Moonee Valley Vase results since 2000 can be found below.

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Aloisia 2 minutes 04.24 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Salsamor
2016 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Sacred Elixir 2 minutes 10.94 seconds
2nd Morvada
3rd So Si Bon
2015 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Jameka 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Shards
3rd Tarzino
2014 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Moonovermanhattan 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Atmosphere
3rd Go Indy Go
2013 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Savvy Nature 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd All Rigged Up
3rd Pinstripe Lane
2012 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Super Cool 2 minutes 8.25 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Viking Star
2011 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Manawanui 2 minutes 7.14 seconds
2nd Collar
3rd Scelto
2010 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Rekindled Interest 2 minutes 7.09 seconds
2nd Lion Tamer
3rd Hollowlea
2009 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Hanks 2 minutes 6.2 seconds
2nd Spacecraft
3rd Viking Legend
2008 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Buffett
3rd Orca
2007 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Marching 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd Kibbutz
3rd Barbaricus
2006 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Efficient 2 minutes 5.2 seconds
2nd The One
3rd Excites
2005 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Duelled 2 minutes 14.1 seconds
2nd Manton
3rd Benicio
2004 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Plastered 2 minutes 7.6 seconds
2nd Mr Martini
3rd Count Ricardo
2003 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Kempinsky 2 minutes 7.1 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Lifes A Bounty
2002The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Helenus 2 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Macedon Lady
3rd Wild Heart
2001 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Ustinov 2 minutes 6.3 seconds
2nd Viking Ruler
3rd Pure Theatre
2000 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Skalato 2 minutes 9.2 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Sale Of Century