JRA Cup

The JRA Cup is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley under the lights on Moir Stakes Night as a possible lead-up to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

2017 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Jon Snow
  • 2nd: #3 Ecuador
  • 3rd: #5 Boom Time

JRA Cup News

Wide Open 2017 JRA Cup Field & Betting Odds

Wide Open 2017 JRA Cup Field & Betting Odds

It is shaping up as a tough race for the punters at Moonee Valley on Friday night in JRA Cup 2017 betting with five of the stayers in the mix under double-figures for the win. Due to run as Moonee Valley Race 5 at 8:30pm (AEST) on the Moir Stakes Night line-up, this season’s Group…

The JRA Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Moonee Valley racecourse during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held towards the end of September or early October, the JRA Cup attracts stayers and milers looking to step up in distance. Run over 2040m, it is held over the same track and distance as the coveted Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) run a month later.

As an open quality event, the JRA Cup attracts some standout performers and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

The JRA Cup is held on Moir Stakes night and shares a race program with four other Group status races including the headlining Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m).

Those horses which contest the JRA Cup often come via an eclectic mixture of preparations. One of the more common lead up races to the JRA Cup is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) held at Caulfield a week before. Horses that experience success sometimes go on to major feature races, such as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) or the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m).

The 2017 JRA Cup was held on Friday September 29, 2017.

JRA Cup 2017
Date: Friday September 29, 2017
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: Open Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2017 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Jon Snow
  • 2nd: #3 Ecuador
  • 3rd: #5 Boom Time
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 11 59kg $9.50
2 3 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 0.75L 5 58kg $11
3 5 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1.75L 1 56kg $10
4 12 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Luke Currie 3L 7 54kg $19
5 4 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.1L 12 57.5kg $5.50
6 9 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 3.3L 13 54kg $17
7 11 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie Stan Tsaikos 4.55L 4 54kg $91
8 10 ETYMOLOGY James Cummings Corey Brown 5.55L 3 54kg $11
9 1 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 5.65L 8 59.5kg $5EF
10 13 KILMACURRAGH (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5.85L 6 54kg $61
11 7 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 7.85L 2 54kg $26
12 6 FOUNDATION (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8.05L 9 54.5kg $5EF
13 8 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 11.55L 10 54kg $41

2017 JRA Cup Tips

  • 1st: #5 Boom Time
  • 2nd: #2 Jon Snow
  • 3rd: #9 Gallic Chieftain

Lindsay Park-trained stallion gets the rails run and is out to improve on a last start ninth to Stampede here at a mile on September 9. Comes back from 57.5kg to 56kg and will enjoy the step-up in distance having won up to 2500m. Two time winner over the metres and has previous winning form at The Valley, is a genuine winning hope. ATC Derby winning Kiwi Jon Snow carries equal 59kg top weight, but deservingly so. Third-up getting out to a more suitable distance should see improvement after the Makybe Diva (1600m) eighth. Was finishing off well, eats-up the extra metres and drops in grade. Lightweight hope Gallic Chieftain for Darren Weir is drawn wide, but there’s time to overcome. Has excellent form at the distance (5-3-1-0) and last start seventh at Flemington behind Hardham was close.

JRA Cup Betting

The latest JRA Cup betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below complete with links  to the markets for you to lock in your JRA Cup tips.

2017 JRA Cup Field

The JRA Cup Field attracts a strong line-up of staying types each spring and is a possible target for gallopers stepping down in class of a run in something like the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier, a race the 2017 JRA Cup winner Jon Snow improved on a lead-up eighth in to win.

The JRA Cup 2017 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race night and will be published in full below.

The official 2017 JRA Cup Field drew 13 staying types including ATC Derby winner Jon Snow who is on way to the Caulfield Cup on October 21 up over the mile and a half.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x00x518x7 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 8 59.5kg 109
2 3337311×68 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 11 59kg 108
3 113380×348 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 5 58kg 106
4 1211x12x9L STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Damian Lane 12 57.5kg 105
5 1516510×39 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1 56kg 102
6 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9 54.5kg 99
7 31x073x000 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 2 54kg 98
8 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 10 54kg 94
9 121x3811x7 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 13 54kg 93
10 9065227×37 ETYMOLOGY James Cummings TBA 3 54kg 90
11 x060793572 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie Stan Tsaikos 4 54kg 86
12 532×21122 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Luke Currie 7 54kg 72
13 2x10x3x823 KILMACURRAGH (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 54kg 68

2017 JRA Cup Nominations

The official JRA Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.

In 2017 the JRA Cup early entries attracted a massive 29 nominations led by the likes of the Darren Weir-trained Perth Cup winner Star Exhibit who lost his rider in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes last start, the autumn’s ATC Derby winning Kiwi raider Jon Snow and Michael Kent’s mare Abbey Marie out to improve on a fifth in last Saturday’s Group 3 Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield if accepted.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x00x518x7 TAVAGO (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 1 59.5kg 109
2 3337311×68 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 2 59kg 108
3 113380×348 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 58kg 106
4 1211x12x9L STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 4 57.5kg 105
5 x80x621x02 GUARDINI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 5 57kg 104
6 1x8400x725 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 6 54kg 102
7 1516510×39 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 56kg 102
8 70x6713x71 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 8 55.5kg 101
9 x031x270x0 GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 9 55.5kg 101
10 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 10 55.5kg 101
11 71135104×0 ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) G 7 Stuart Webb 11 55kg 100
12 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 54.5kg 99
13 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 13 54kg 98
14 31x073x000 BERISHA G 6 Robert Smerdon 14 54kg 98
15 2676142460 EXTRA ZERO G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 54kg 98
16 x830x33x24 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 8 Robert Hickmott 16 54kg 95
17 205167×162 NOZOMI G 6 Anthony Freedman 17 54kg 94
18 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 18 54kg 94
19 0x4131x590 HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 19 54kg 94
20 121x3811x7 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 5 Darren Weir 20 54kg 93
21 24×4111151 BALF’S CHOICE G 5 Ryan Balfour 21 54kg 93
22 2x513x412x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 22 54kg 93
23 9065227×37 ETYMOLOGY G 5 James Cummings 23 54kg 90
24 00x0x770x0 MAGICOOL G 6 Tony Romeo 24 54kg 88
25 x060793572 LORD DURANTE G 9 Simone Ferchie 25 54kg 86
26 24×2111662 RIYADH (NZ) G 8 Peter Healey 26 54kg 83
27 1513059×1 WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander 27 54kg 74
28 532×21122 SPANISH REEF M 4 Ken Keys 28 54kg 72
29 2x10x3x823 KILMACURRAGH (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 29 54kg 68

JRA Cup History

Inaugurated in 1996, the JRA Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to major races across Australia. However, it’s above-grade prize money, usually more-than-impressive field and interim distance have combined to ensure the JRA Cup has experienced rapid growth in prestige and popularity since its inception.

In its short history, the JRA Cup has already seen some impressive horses pass the post. 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking ran third in the JRA Cup in the same year. Master O’Reilly ran third in the JRA Cup before his stunning 2007 Caulfield Cup victory. Prior to the 2010 edition, the JRA Cup ran as a Listed race.

Notable JRA Cup winners include Maldivian (2007), Alcopop (2009), Mourinho (2013) and Jon Snow (2017). JRA Cup results reaching back to 2006 are listed below.

JRA Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
JRA Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
JRA Cup
1st Jon Snow 2 minutes 7.12 seconds
2nd Ecuador
3rd Boom Time
2016
JRA Cup
1st Real Love 2 minutes 5.76 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Tarquin
2015
JRA Cup
1st Escado 2 minutes 5.88 seconds
2nd Magnapal
3rd Velox
2014
JRA Cup
1st The Cleaner 2 minutes 5.99 seconds
2nd Sangster
3rd Mourinho
2013
JRA Cup
1st Mourinho 2 minutes 6.1 seconds
2nd Gris Caro
3rd The Great Snowman
2012
JRA Cup
1st Bianmick 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Ironstein
2011
JRA Cup
1st Dream Pedlar 2 minutes 8.7 seconds
2nd Carnero
3rd Domesky
2010
JRA Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Rainbow Styling
3rd Linton
2009
JRA Cup
1st Alcopop 2 minutes 8.4 seconds
2nd Field Hunter
3rd Shocking
2008
JRA Cup
1st Cefalu 2 minutes 5.9 seconds
2nd Majestical
3rd Devil Moon
2007
JRA Cup
1st Maldivian 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Master O’Reilly
2006
JRA Cup
1st Pavlova 2 minutes 7.0 seconds
2nd Spinney
3rd Delvecchio