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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.
2019 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Captain Cook
- 2nd: #9 Sully
- 3rd: #8 Mosh Music
JRA Cup News
The Ladbrokes 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 2018 JRA Cup winner The Taj Mahal went on to win that spring’s Group 2 Zipping Classic.
The 2019 Ladbrokes JRA Cup ran on Friday September 27, 2019 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Captain Cook.
|Date:||Friday September 27, 2019|
|Racecourse:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2019 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Captain Cook
- 2nd: #9 Sully
- 3rd: #8 Mosh Music
Chris Waller’s UK expat Captain Cook enjoyed his maiden win down under at The Valley on Moir Stakes Night, the seven-year-old narrowly defeating Sully in an exciting finish after jockey Linda Meech took the galloper forward. Following the JRA Cup 2019 results, Waller plans to run Captain Cook next-up in the Listed $400,000 Cranbourne Cup (2025m).
|1||5||CAPTAIN COOK (GB)||Chris Waller||Ms Linda Meech||–||5||54kg||$4.80|
|2||9||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Brett Prebble||0.1L||3||54kg||$9|
|3||8||MOSH MUSIC||Archie Alexander||Declan Bates||0.85L||9||54kg||$4.80|
|4||6||KENTUCKY BREEZE||Levi Kavanagh||Jamie Kah||2.1L||1||54kg||$3F|
|5||2||GLORY DAYS (NZ)||Bill Thurlow||Craig Williams||2.2L||7||56.5kg||$15|
|6||12||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Dee||3.45L||6||54kg||$71|
|7||1||YUCATAN (IRE)||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||3.85L||2||59kg||$6|
|8||7||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damian Lane||4.6L||4||54kg||$31|
|9||3||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||Kerrin McEvoy||6.85L||8||56kg||$51|
|–||13||CHAROSSA||Gordon Richards||Dwayne Dunn||–||0||–||–|
|–||11||SPANISH STEPS (IRE)||Liam Howley||Michael Walker||–||0||–||–|
|–||4||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||–||0||–||–|
|–||10||DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE)||Liam Howley||Brenton Avdulla||–||0||–||–|
2019 JRA Cup Betting
The latest JRA Cup 2019 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.
2019 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 2019 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 2019 Ladbrokes JRA Cup Field is down to 10 runners after three early scratchings from the original line-up. Heading the updated markets at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au is the rails-drawn Kentucky Breeze to be ridden by in-form hoop Jamie Kah as the horse chases a third win on the trot at The Valley track.
Update: There are only 9 remaining JRA Cup contenders with the Lindsay Park-trained SA Derby winning mare Qafila (13) the fourth scratching from the line-up.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||36013x10x0||YUCATAN (IRE)||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||2||59kg||108|
|2||1102113×55||GLORY DAYS (NZ)||Bill Thurlow||Craig Williams||8||56.5kg||107|
|3||0254x319x0||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56kg||102|
|4||5x14941x20||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||13||54kg||102|
|5||925245×523||CAPTAIN COOK (GB)||Chris Waller||Ms Linda Meech||6||54kg||98|
|6||7×49813311||KENTUCKY BREEZE||Levi Kavanagh||Jamie Kah||1||54kg||98|
|7||x220x0404x||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damian Lane||5||54kg||98|
|8||x131111x51||MOSH MUSIC||Archie Alexander||Declan Bates||11||54kg||97|
|9||0x56252x99||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Brett Prebble||3||54kg||97|
|10||x217549x84||DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE)||Liam Howley||Brenton Avdulla||4||54kg||95|
|11||219155x9x0||SPANISH STEPS (IRE)||Liam Howley||Michael Walker||10||54kg||94|
|12||53531320×5||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Dee||7||54kg||89|
|13||x502111262||CHAROSSA||Gordon Richards||Dwayne Dunn||12||54kg||84|
2019 JRA Cup Nominations
The official JRA Cup 2019 nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.
The 2019 JRA Cup nominations attracted 25 early entries including Lindsay Park’s SA Derby winning mare Qafila out to atone for her dead last in the Makybe Diva Stakes results last time out.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||69x4719x00||HARLEM (GB)||G||8||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||1||59.5kg||109|
|2||36013x10x0||YUCATAN (IRE)||H||6||Liam Howley||2||59kg||108|
|3||1102113×55||GLORY DAYS (NZ)||M||7||Bill Thurlow||3||56.5kg||107|
|4||x2468223x7||DAL HARRAILD (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||4||57kg||104|
|5||5x14941x20||QAFILA||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||5||54kg||102|
|6||2x1635678x||NELSON (IRE)||G||5||Liam Howley||6||56kg||102|
|7||0254x319x0||MIDTERM (GB)||G||7||Michael & Luke Cerchi||7||56kg||102|
|8||9711575×80||SELF SENSE||G||9||David Brideoake||8||55kg||100|
|9||7×49813311||KENTUCKY BREEZE||G||5||Levi Kavanagh||9||54kg||98|
|10||x611130x00||SEMARI (NZ)||M||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||10||54kg||98|
|11||x220x0404x||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||11||54kg||98|
|12||925245×523||CAPTAIN COOK (GB)||G||7||Chris Waller||12||54kg||98|
|13||0x56252x99||SULLY (NZ)||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||13||54kg||97|
|14||x131111x51||MOSH MUSIC||M||5||Archie Alexander||14||54kg||97|
|15||x0105110x0||BIZZWINKLE (NZ)||G||6||Patrick Payne||15||54kg||96|
|16||7×00595619||ANOTHER COLDIE||H||6||Symon Wilde||16||54kg||95|
|17||x217549x84||DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE)||G||6||Liam Howley||17||54kg||95|
|18||1x8341469x||BONDEIGER||H||8||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||18||54kg||95|
|19||219155x9x0||SPANISH STEPS (IRE)||G||6||Liam Howley||19||54kg||94|
|20||1120×77702||AL GALAYEL (IRE)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||20||54kg||93|
|21||5×24212182||DR DRILL (GB)||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||21||54kg||90|
|22||53531320×5||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||G||6||Michael Moroney||22||54kg||89|
|23||362x53x5x5||KILIMANJARO (IRE)||G||8||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||23||54kg||89|
|25||6x2x0x6928||EXEMPLAR (IRE)||G||6||Liam Howley||25||54kg||82|
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
|1st||Captain Cook||2 minutes 6.45 seconds|
|1st||The Taj Mahal||2 minutes 5.37 seconds|
|3rd||Sir Isaac Newton|
|1st||Jon Snow||2 minutes 7.12 seconds|
|1st||Real Love||2 minutes 5.76 seconds|
|1st||Escado||2 minutes 5.88 seconds|
|1st||The Cleaner||2 minutes 5.99 seconds|
|1st||Mourinho||2 minutes 6.1 seconds|
|3rd||The Great Snowman|
|1st||Bianmick||2 minutes 6.7 seconds|
|2nd||Dance With Her|
|1st||Dream Pedlar||2 minutes 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Precedence||2 minutes 5.3 seconds|
|1st||Alcopop||2 minutes 8.4 seconds|
|1st||Cefalu||2 minutes 5.9 seconds|
|1st||Maldivian||2 minutes 5.8 seconds|
|1st||Pavlova||2 minutes 7.0 seconds|