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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.
2018 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
JRA Cup News
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 2400m, 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 was held on Saturday September 22, 2018.
|JRA Cup 2018|
|Date:||Saturday September 22, 2018|
|Racecourse:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2018 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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.
2018 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 2018 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.
2018 JRA Cup Nominations
The official JRA Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||7x28167x00||HARLEM (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||1||59.5kg||–||109|
|2||25041x8x79||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||2||58.5kg||–||107|
|3||12153x16x2||HOMESMAN (USA)||G||5||Liam Howley||3||57.5kg||–||105|
|4||1116×63211||TRAP FOR FOOLS||G||5||Jarrod McLean||4||57kg||–||104|
|5||x6248x220x||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||H||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||5||56.5kg||–||103|
|6||2x04331x22||RISING RED (NZ)||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||6||56kg||–||102|
|7||61431105×0||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||H||6||Darren Weir||7||56kg||–||102|
|8||114x39770x||LORD FANDANGO (GER)||H||6||Archie Alexander||8||56kg||–||102|
|9||7x5x8650x4||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||7||Liam Howley||9||55.5kg||–||101|
|10||6112121129||SELF SENSE||G||8||David Brideoake||10||54kg||–||97|
|11||x77326x976||SEABURGE||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||54kg||–||96|
|12||93x5880x07||PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||54kg||–||96|
|13||x57x15x825||MR GARCIA (GB)||G||6||Darren Weir||13||54kg||–||95|
|14||2131222×42||ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||14||54kg||–||93|
|15||4x009x4797||MASK OF TIME (IRE)||H||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||15||54kg||–||93|
|17||6637x1x0x0||PEMBERLEY (NZ)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||17||54kg||–||93|
|18||668x607x11||BIG BLUE (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||18||54kg||–||89|
|19||22x35113x0||CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ)||G||7||Darren Weir||19||54kg||–||87|
|20||42512226×9||REZEALIENT||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||20||54kg||–||86|
|21||3561725239||MONGOLIAN WOLF||G||5||Darren Weir||21||54kg||–||86|
|22||3x7x521134||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||22||54kg||–||86|
|23||321×995746||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||G||7||Darren Weir||23||54kg||–||85|
|24||9312211×79||OUR PEAKY BLINDERS (NZ)||G||6||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||24||54kg||–||84|
|25||65x4169x00||ANAHEIM||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||25||54kg||–||82|
|26||221218×040||LAST WEEK (GB)||G||5||Darren Weir||26||54kg||–||82|
|27||711224×770||SILENT WARRIOR||G||5||Stuart Gower||27||54kg||–||80|
|28||x505130211||STREET SPUN||M||6||David Brideoake||28||54kg||–||79|
|29||110×811122||VALAC (IRE)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||29||54kg||–||78|
|30||1x7x4x46x3||DANON ROMAN (JPN)||H||5||Anthony Freedman||30||54kg||–||75|
|31||813×684111||DOLLAR DOLLAR BILL||M||5||Jake Stephens||31||54kg||–||75|
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||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|