Roma Cup

The Roma Cup is a Group 3 race held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth on the same day the Group 1 Doomben Cup runs in Brisbane during late May.

2017 Roma Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Rock Magic
  • 2nd: #15 Military Reign
  • 3rd: #6 Durendal

Roma Cup News

2017 Roma Cup Field & Odds: Top 4 Fight for Favouritism

2017 Roma Cup Field & Odds: Top 4 Fight for Favouritism

There are four horses battling for top spot in the Roma Cup 2017 betting markets for the Perth feature at Ascot Racecourse this weekend. Set to run as Ascot Race 7 on Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 D’Orsongna Roma Cup (1200m) has attracted a capacity field of 16 hopefuls plus two emergencies. Of those…

The Roma Cup is a Group 3 race that was held annually in May at Belmont Park Racecourse. Contested under weight for age conditions over 1200m, the Roma Cup is a key sprint held during the autumn racing season in WA.

The headline attraction of Roma Cup Day, the Roma Cup offers $150,000 in total prize money and is open to horses aged two-years-old and over. Runners that contested earlier black-type sprints over the autumn season as well as those that may have performed in the summer’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) the previous November line-up in the Roma Cup field.

Horses out of the Roma Cup often back-up in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) run over 200m further in a fortnight’s time under the same weight-for-age conditions.

The 2017 Roma Cup ran on May 20 , 2017.

Roma Cup
Date: May 20 , 2017
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO+ WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Roma Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Rock Magic
  • 2nd: #15 Military Reign
  • 3rd: #6 Durendal

See below for the full Roma Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won by the Chris Gangemi-trained local Rock Magic on the back of two tough interstate Group 1 runs during the autumn.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 11 58.5kg $4.60
2 15 MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Matthieu Autier 1L 10 56.5kg $31
3 6 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 1.25L 6 58.5kg $12
4 10 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 1.5L 1 58.5kg $9
5 5 BATTLE HERO G Durrant & J Miller William Pike 1.75L 3 58.5kg $6.50
6 12 GIGANTE Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 2.25L 4 58.5kg $41
6 16 CAIPIRINHA Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 2.25L 13 55kg $3.80
8 8 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 3.5L 8 58.5kg $7
9 1 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Shaun Mc Gruddy 4L 2 58.5kg $51
10 9 RED ORA Daniel Morton Ms Jerry Noske 5L 9 58.5kg $41
11 2 DIVINE CALLING Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 5.25L 12 58.5kg $12
12 4 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Aaron Mitchell (a) 7.5L 16 58.5kg $101
13 11 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Brad Parnham 7.75L 7 58.5kg $13
14 13 BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Troy Turner 8L 5 56.5kg $101
15 7 DREAM LIFTER Paul Hunter Mitchell Pateman 13L 14 58.5kg $19
16 14 I’M FEELING LUCKY Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 19.25L 15 56.5kg $31
18e PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco 13
17e TESTAMEZZO Ben Pearce 3

2017 Roma Cup Odds

The season’s latest Roma Cup 2017 betting odds and links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Roma Cup Field

The Roma Cup field has a capacity of 16 starters when run at Ascot Racecourse and attracts the season’s in-form local sprinters, with few interstate raiders making the trip west for the event. Horses may have had an earlier run in a race like the Listed Northam Stakes (1100m) or be first-up after a Perth Summer Racing Carnival campaign.

The official Roma Cup 2017 field & barriers are released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Roma Cup Final Field attracted the full 16 starters plus two emergencies with the likes of last year’s winner Battle Hero out to defend his title and the rails-drawn Pounamu shooting for a fifth win on the trot in the mix.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x4363038x IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Shaun Mc Gruddy 2 58.5kg 97
2 40x09x176x DIVINE CALLING Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 14 58.5kg 101
3 3221123×40 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 12 58.5kg
4 4x301920x0 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Aaron Mitchell (a) 18 58.5kg 93
5 2120x300x3 BATTLE HERO G Durrant & J Miller William Pike 4 58.5kg 98
6 38742226×4 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 7 58.5kg 100
7 1123x4223x DREAM LIFTER Paul Hunter Mitchell Pateman 16 58.5kg 99
8 8253×12221 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 9 58.5kg 100
9 x770x34430 RED ORA Daniel Morton Ms Jerry Noske 10 58.5kg 89
10 332161111x POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 1 58.5kg 93
11 1x211584x7 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Brad Parnham 8 58.5kg 99
12 3245882228 GIGANTE Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 5 58.5kg 88
13 848x99046x BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Troy Turner 6 56.5kg 89
14 x751111x2x I’M FEELING LUCKY Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 17 56.5kg 92
15 11221x80x6 MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Matthieu Autier 11 56.5kg 95
16 2212512×11 CAIPIRINHA Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 15 55kg 82
17e x3244x077x TESTAMEZZO Ben Pearce TBA 3 58.5kg 86
18e 1311x29x15 PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco TBA 13 58.5kg 83

2017 Roma Cup Nominations

The Roma Cup 2017 nominations are announced the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available below once released by Perth Racing.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2120x300x3 BATTLE HERO G 5 G Durrant & J Miller 58.5kg 98
2 1213750180 CANDLELIGHT STAR G 6 Roy Rogers 58.5kg 82
3 218x4200x5 DISPOSITION G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg 103
4 40x09x176x DIVINE CALLING G 6 Fred Kersley 58.5kg 101
5 1123x4223x DREAM LIFTER G 7 Paul Hunter 58.5kg 99
6 38742226×4 DURENDAL G 5 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 100
7 3245882228 GIGANTE G 6 Jim P Taylor 58.5kg 88
8 8253×12221 GREAT SHOT G 4 Rhys Radford 58.5kg 100
9 1x4363038x IHTSAHYMN G 6 Fred Kersley 58.5kg 97
10 1x211584x7 LITE’N IN MY VEINS G 4 Fred Kersley 58.5kg 99
11 1219533809 POTENT SECRET H 6 Roy Rogers 58.5kg 88
12 332161111x POUNAMU G 5 Alan Mathews 58.5kg 93
13 1311x29x15 PROFIT STREET G 5 Peter & Matthew Giadresco 58.5kg 83
14 x770x34430 RED ORA G 5 Daniel Morton 58.5kg 89
15 3318320203 RED PUBLISHER G 5 Ashley Maley 58.5kg 78
16 4x301920x0 RESPONDENT G 6 Fred Kersley 58.5kg 93
17 3221123×40 ROCK MAGIC G 7 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg
18 21461768×8 STOCKS G 5 Sean Casey 58.5kg 86
19 x3244x077x TESTAMEZZO G 6 Ben Pearce 58.5kg 86
20 848x99046x BALMONT GIRL M 6 Paula Wagg 56.5kg 89
21 x751111x2x I’M FEELING LUCKY M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 92
22 11221x80x6 MILITARY REIGN M 4 Darren Mcauliffe 56.5kg 95
23 2212512×11 CAIPIRINHA F 3 Simon A Miller 55kg 82
24 223311×342 DAINTY TESS F 3 Daniel Morton 55kg 81

Roma Cup History

The Roma Cup was first run in 1966, with Summer Storm claiming the inaugural victory. Initially run as a principal race over 1400m (1600m in 1974), the Roma Cup received Group 3 status in 1980. At this time, the race length was adjusted to 1200m where it has since remained.

Due to its favour with local horses, some names can be found over several years amongst the Roma Cup results. Grand Nirvana won in 2009, placed third in 2010, won in 2011, placed third in 2012, and while he didn’t run in 2013, he will be making a bid for a third victory in 2014. Luckygray, well known WA horse, won in 2012. Power Princess returned from a second place in 2011 and a scratching in 2012 to seize victory in 2013.

For the 2017 edition, the Roma Cup moves from Belmont Racecourse to Ascot Racecourse.

Roma Cup results since 2000 are detailed below.

Roma Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Roma Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Roma Cup
1st Rock Magic 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Military Reign
3rd Durendal
2016
Roma Cup
1st Battle Hero 1 minute 10.54 seconds
2nd Magnifisio
3rd Lukcygray
2015
Roma Cup
1st Luckygray 1 minute 12.2 seconds
2nd Dawn Approach
3rd Fuchsia Bandana
2014
Roma Cup
1st Magnifisio 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Elite Belle
3rd Checkpoint
2013
Roma Cup
1st Power Princess 1 minutes 10.6 seconds
2nd Ranger
3rd Playing God
2012
Roma Cup
1st Luckygray 1 minutes 11.1 seconds
2nd Our Ol’ Fella
3rd Grand Nirvana
2011
Roma Cup
1st Grand Nirvana 1 minutes 10.3 seconds
2nd Power Princess
3rd King Kool Kat
2010
Roma Cup
1st Vain Raider 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Idyllic Prince
3rd Grand Nirvana
2009
Roma Cup
1st Grand Nirvana 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Kens Double
3rd Sheenasaidgrey
2008
Roma Cup
1st El Presidente 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Arctic Park
3rd Oroya Gold
2007
Roma Cup
1st No Questions 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Star Laser
3rd Scuffs
2006
Roma Cup
1st Is Amazing 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Electic
3rd River Mist
2005
Roma Cup
1st Avenida 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd River Mist
3rd Ambers Halo
2004
Roma Cup
1st Modem 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Cento
3rd Golden Delicious
2003
Roma Cup
1st Tribula 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Suspicion
3rd Dark ‘n’ Dangerous
2002
Roma Cup
1st Kaprats 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Corporate Bruce
3rd Cool Business
2001
Roma Cup
1st Secret Remedy 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Prince Of Pop
3rd Country Blazer
2000
Roma Cup
1st Star System 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Double Blue
3rd Corporate James