Coongy Cup

The 2016 Coongy Cup is a Group 3 staying race held at Caulfield Racecourse in October.

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2016 Coongy Cup Betting Tips & Update

2016 Coongy Cup Betting Tips & Update

Aside from the meeting’s marquee race one of the other staying features on the Caulfield Cup Day program this weekend is the Coongy Cup 2016, betting tips and the latest odds for which are found below.

It’s Somewhat is the favourite and Races.com.au tip to win Saturday’s Coongy Cup 2016 on Caulfield Cup Day in his Melbourne debut. Photo: ...

The 2016 Coongy Cup (formerly known as the David Jones Cup) is a 2000m staying event held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne during the Caulfield Racing Carnival.

An open handicap, the Group 3 Coongy Cup pays $150,000 in total prize money. It runs on a day thick with staying events, with three other races over 2000m.

Held on Caulfield Cup Day, the Group 3 Cup shares a race card with a host of other Group status features. These include the prestigious $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m), Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m) and the Group 3 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m). Caulfield Cup Day is the third and final day of the three day Caulfield Racing Carnival.

The Coongy Cup is a major race for stayers looking for a race with a bit of length, either to stay in form or to step up. Successful runners in the Coongy Cup tend to pursue a variety of paths throughout the remainder of spring. Many of the horses who target the Coongy Cup will go on to run in events such as the Group 2 Lexus Stakes (2500m) or the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m).

The 2016 Coongy Cup will be run on October 15.

Coongy Cup 2016
Date: October 15, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Coongy Cup Betting Odds

The latest Coongy Cup 2016 betting odds are listed below with fixed win Coongy Cup odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au complete with links so you can back your 2016 Coongy Cup tips at the right price this Caulfield Cup Day.

2016 Coongy Cup Field

The Coongy Cup field attracts stayers from a range of preparations. For example, 2013 Epsom Handicap 4th placegetter Spurtonic stepped up and won the David Jones Cup. A number of Victorian horses run in the Coongy Cup field, and often you’ll see some foreign raiders getting some staying preparation in leading up to bigger events.

You can view the 2016 Coongy Cup field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 12, 2016, and feature 13 hopefuls led by It’s Somewhat coming off the Craven Plate win in Sydney.

See below for the official 2016 Coongy Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a full race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 611653×431 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 108
2 x21377x056 THE CLEANER Peter Gelagotis Steven Arnold 6 59kg 108
3 x231515902 MAURUS (GB) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 9 55.5kg 101
4 1x0649x549 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Ben Melham 5 54.5kg 99
5 115x0x00x3 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Craig Newitt 7 54kg 96
6 71x110x266 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 13 54kg 95
7 6x7733x867 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 4 54kg 93
8 001310×793 TARQUIN John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 10 54kg 91
9 8689x10x72 BLIZZARD (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne Zac Purton 8 54kg 90
10 0x0006x702 CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR) Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 11 54kg 90
11 113x67x661 NOZOMI Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 12 54kg 89
12 5462102×09 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 3 54kg 88
13 7560x90x07 HONORIUS Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2 54kg 87

2016 Coongy Cup Nominations

The 2016 Coongy Cup nominations were released by Racing Victoria (RV) on Monday October 10 and feature 33 early entries including Sydney Cup winner Gallante.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 1 60.5kg 111
2 0069x031x2 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 2 59kg 108
3 611653×431 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea 3 59kg 108
4 x21377x056 THE CLEANER G 9 Peter Gelagotis 4 59kg 108
5 x2018x7323 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 58.5kg 107
6 5×11828447 JACQUINOT BAY G 9 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 56kg 102
7 x231515902 MAURUS (GB) G 6 Robert Smerdon 7 55.5kg 101
8 x21x625116 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 8 55kg 100
9 97170×9670 ESCADO G 7 Matt Laurie 9 55kg 100
10 1x0649x549 VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 10 54.5kg 99
11 009x830x33 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 11 54kg 97
12 115x0x00x3 BRING SOMETHING G 6 Ken Keys 12 54kg 96
13 2x1114x419 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 5 Darren Weir 13 54kg 95
14 71x110x266 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 14 54kg 95
15 1x70115x85 NEVIS (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 15 54kg 95
16 6x7733x867 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 16 54kg 93
17 22x323x500 SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien 17 54kg 93
18 001310×793 TARQUIN G 4 John O’Shea 18 54kg 91
19 212x1x7x39 ALOFT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 19 54kg 90
20 8689x10x72 BLIZZARD (NZ) G 6 Emma-Lee & David Browne 20 54kg 90
21 x97550x268 TOOLEYBUC KID G 7 Darren Weir 21 54kg 90
22 01893×4864 GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske 22 54kg 90
23 0x0006x702 CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 23 54kg 90
24 113x67x661 NOZOMI G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 24 54kg 89
25 5462102×09 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) M 7 Lee & Shannon Hope 25 54kg 88
26 976144×362 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 26 54kg 87
27 7560x90x07 HONORIUS H 7 Darren Weir 27 54kg 87
28 2439543026 LORD DURANTE G 8 Simone Ferchie 28 54kg 87
29 11323x9x96 THUNDER TEDDINGTON (GB) G 6 Jason Warren 29 54kg 81
30 0x81642x47 THE BANDIT (JPN) H 5 John Sadler 30 54kg 78
31 457029×962 TRANSFER ALLOWANCE G 7 Peter Roche 31 54kg 72
32 1x2264x22 DATA POINT H 4 Michael Kent 32 54kg 68
33 2313532155 RIYADH (NZ) G 7 Peter Healey 33 54kg 67

Coongy Cup History

Established in 1898, the Coongy Cup boasts well over a century of classy racing. Between its inauguration and 2007, the Coongy Cup was known as the David Jones Cup until a recent sponsorship change. It is still registered under that name.

Up until 1997, the Coongy Cup ran on the second day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival. It has almost always been held at Caulfield Racecourse. However, during the second World War it was held at Flemington Racecourse. In 1997 and 1998 it was briefly held at Sandown Racecourse on a Sunday.

A Principal race until 1978, it received Group 3 status immediately. The distance of the Coongy Cup has changed multiple times throughout the years. This is illustrated in the table below. Keep in mind that all values given prior to 1973 are approximates, as race distances were then measured in furlongs and miles rather than metres.

Coongy Cup Race Distance History

Period Distance
2004 onwards 2000m
2003 2020m
1999-2002 2000m
1997-98 2100m
1973-96 2000m
1968-72 2000m
1947-67 2400m
1942-46 Not Held
1941 2400m
1938-40 2000m
1931-37 Not Held
1898-1930 2200m

There have only been two dead heats in the race history. In 1940, Lanarus and Morvren crossed the line together, and in 1954 the same happened with Sunish and Te Totara. In 2009, Baughurst became the first horse to win the race two years in succession (2008, 2009).

Notable Coongy Cup winners include Hymettus (1898), Vanity Fair (1902), Britisher (1948), La Mer (1978), Rose Of Kingston (1982), Maybe Better (2006) and Foreteller (2011). Coongy Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Coongy Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Coongy Cup
1st Vanbrugh 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd It’s Somewhat
2015
David Jones Cup
1st Stratum Star 2 minutes 2.13 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Leebaz
2014
David Jones Cup
1st Contributer 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Noble Protector
3rd Signoff
2013
David Jones Cup
1st Spurtonic 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Bass Strait
3rd Garud
2012
David Jones Cup
1st Lightinthenite 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Bagman
3rd Extra Zero
2011
David Jones Cup
1st Foreteller 2 minutes 3.0 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Midnight Martini
2010
David Jones Cup
1st Ginga Dude 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Zoomin
2009
David Jones Cup
1st Baughurst 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Shocking
3rd Pacino
2008
David Jones Cup
1st Baughurst 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Annenkov
2007
David Jones Cup
1st Fire In The Night 2 minutes 2.4 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Pacino
2006
David Jones Cup
1st Maybe Better 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd King Of Ashford
3rd Temple Hills
2005
David Jones Cup
1st Activation 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Studebaker
3rd Uprize
2004
David Jones Cup
1st Reclaim 2 minutes 5.7 seconds
2nd Pretorius
3rd Star Of Grechen
2003
David Jones Cup
1st Frightening 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Crawl
3rd Adolescence
2002
David Jones Cup
1st Mr Lofty 2 minutes 2.0 seconds
2nd Little Miss Quick
3rd Society Beau
2001
David Jones Cup
1st Citras Prince 2 minutes 4.1 seconds
2nd Indian Ridge
3rd Tempest Morn
2000
David Jones Cup
1st Typhoon 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Avilde
3rd Slavonic