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The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed 2025m event held at Cranbourne Racecourse the Sunday after Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in Melbourne.
2017 Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Folkswood
- 2nd: #6 Berisha
- 3rd: #12 Grey Lion
Cranbourne Cup News
The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October each spring racing season.
Held under open handicap conditions over a distance of 2025m, the Cranbourne Cup is an exciting provincial cup event. Prize money of $300,000 makes the Cranbourne Cup one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.
For several reasons, including the prize money and inclusion in several horse’s campaigns, the Cranbourne Cup ranks as a fairly important race in comparison to its status and often attracts smart stayers heading towards tougher spring assignments.
One of the better lead up races to this event is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield, while the Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500m) stands to grow in importance as an additional lead up event.
Those horses which have a decent run in the Cranbourne Cup might go on to contest later major cup events such as the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or even the Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup. In 2004 the Cranbourne Cup winner On A Jeune went on to finish second in the 2005 Melbourne Cup quinella behind three-time champion Makybe Diva. Four years later the 2008 runner-up Barbaricus franked the Cranbourne Cup form finishing third next race in the Caulfield Cup and second during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Mackinnon Stakes.
The 2017 Cranbourne Cup ran on Sunday October 15, 2017 .
|Cranbourne Cup 2017|
|Date:||Sunday October 15, 2017|
|Track:||Cranbourne Turf Club|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2017 Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Folkswood
- 2nd: #6 Berisha
- 3rd: #3 Grey Lion
The $4.40 favourite in Cranbourne Cup betting saluted for the punters in a big way in 2017, the Godolphin-raced English raider Folkswood carrying the 59kg top weight to dominant 2.75 length success first-up down under. The Charlie Appleby-trained international Cranbourne Cup winner could now take on Winx next race in the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) with Kerrin McEvoy likely to retain the ride on Folkswood.
|1||2||FOLKSWOOD (GB)||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||–||11||59kg||$4.40F|
|2||6||BERISHA||Robert Smerdon||Ryan Maloney||2.75L||5||55.5kg||$18|
|3||12||GREY LION (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||2.95L||2||54kg||$31|
|4||10||OUR CENTURY (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Beau Mertens (a)||4.2L||3||54kg||$10|
|5||9||NOZOMI||Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||5.2L||4||54kg||$6.50|
|6||8||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6.2L||1||55kg||$5.50|
|7||14||MOONOVERMANHATTAN||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||8.7L||8||54kg||$7.50|
|8||15||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||9.95L||6||54kg||$51|
|9||17e||SPANISH REEF||Ken Keys||Ben Thompson (a)||10.7L||10||54kg||$16|
|10||5||LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||11.95L||9||57kg||$7|
|11||13||MAGNAPAL||Daniel Bowman||Ms Nikita Beriman||12.7L||7||54kg||$71|
|12||4||GUARDINI (FR)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||16.95L||12||58.5kg||$26|
|–||1||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||ONCIDIUM RULER||Michael Kent||Ethan Brown (a)||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||–||0||–||–|
|–||11||COUNT DA VINCI (NZ)||Scott Brunton||David Pires||–||0||–||–|
|–||7||BIG MEMORY (FR)||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||–||0||–||–|
2017 Cranbourne Cup Odds
The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2017 odds and betting market links to the spring feature races lead-up will be detailed below the week of the race, pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
2017 Cranbourne Cup Field
The Cranbourne Cup field has in the past attracted some top quality stayers. You’ll often see a fairly even mix of metro runners alongside country horses in the Cranbourne Cup field. Runners in the Cranbourne Cup field may come via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier or even be dropping in grade from the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) held that same weekend at Caulfield.
The 2017 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Thursday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.
The official Cranbourne Cup 2017 Final Field is now out with a capacity line-up of stayers in the mix including the Charlie Appleby-trained English raider Folkswood who is drawn wide but early favourite in an open betting race.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weigth||Hcp. Rating|
|1||13380×3482||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||3||59.5kg||106|
|2||32x212235x||FOLKSWOOD (GB)||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||16||59kg||105|
|3||9210x71x04||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||4||58.5kg||104|
|4||80x621x020||GUARDINI (FR)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||17||58.5kg||104|
|5||6151021×76||LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||14||57kg||105|
|6||1x073x0000||BERISHA||Robert Smerdon||Ryan Maloney||9||55.5kg||98|
|7||2x02510x00||BIG MEMORY (FR)||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||1||55.5kg||98|
|8||225223×541||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||2||55kg||97|
|9||05167×1622||NOZOMI||Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||7||54kg||94|
|10||x513x412x0||OUR CENTURY (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Beau Mertens (a)||6||54kg||93|
|11||11212x8x34||COUNT DA VINCI (NZ)||Scott Brunton||David Pires||13||54kg||92|
|12||20x076x070||GREY LION (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||5||54kg||92|
|13||5900×39010||MAGNAPAL||Daniel Bowman||Ms Nikita Beriman||11||54kg||90|
|14||x890x06432||MOONOVERMANHATTAN||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||12||54kg||88|
|15||1180×10850||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||10||54kg||87|
|16||24x431431x||ONCIDIUM RULER||Michael Kent||Ethan Brown (a)||8||54kg||83|
|17e||532×211224||SPANISH REEF||Ken Keys||Ben Thompson (a)||15||54kg||78|
2017 Cranbourne Cup Nominations
The Cranbourne Cup nominations tend to draw horses from all around Victorian stables. Locally stabled runners tend to enter the Cranbourne Cup nominations alongside stayers from more central Melbourne stables, but with increased prize money and the race a nice Cox Plate lead-up more international raiders are starting to feature in the annual Cranbourne Cup entries each spring.
The 2017 Cranbourne Cup nominations will be published here once announced on the Monday of race week.
The Cranbourne Cup 2017 Nominations attracted a bumper 39 early entries including a number of international raiders such as the Aidan O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer and Riven Light for Ireland’s William Mullins that are more likely to race in the Caulfield races the day before.
Cranbourne Cup History
The Cranbourne Cup was inaugurated in 1898 and has enjoyed an illustrious history since then. A fair number of well-known stayers have gone through the Cranbourne Cup at some point in their careers.
Cranbourne Cup Day has grown into one of the bigger days of racing in the region. It hosts a Myer Fashions in the Field heat, as well as rides and entertainment for kids. Cranbourne Cup Day is touted as a day everyone can enjoy, and that usually seems to be the case.
The Cranbourne Turf Club has grown into one of the busiest in the country, hosting 102 race meetings a year across greyhound, trots and flat racing, and with around 800 horses training out of their facilities.
The race has maintained a strong profile for quality fields, and the Cranbourne Cup results have proved a decent guide to better races in recent years including in 2013 when the runner-up Sertorious went on to win the Sandown Classic. Some of the more notable Cranbourne Cup winners include Celtic Spirit (1988), Big Barron (1992), Brave Chief (2000), On A Jeune (2004), Emerald Jack (2007) and Pakal (2013). The increased prize money and position on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival has seen some quality stayers featuring in the mix from 2017 onwards including international visitors over the for the Spring Cup races. In 2016 the Cranbourne Cup was postponed due to unsafe, windy conditions track side and ran in March of 2017 over a decreased distance of a mile (1600m).
In 2017 the Cranbourne Cup results were dominated by the Godolphin-raced international raider from the UK, Folkswood.
The Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Cranbourne Cup Results
|1st||Folkswood||2 minutes 3.92 seconds|
Cranbourne Cup(Run in March 2017)
|1st||Master Reset||1 minute 37.1 seconds (run over 1600m)|
|1st||Digitalism||2 minutes 8.6 seconds|
|1st||Mourinho||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|2nd||More Than Sacred|
|1st||Pakal||2 minutes 6.3 seconds|
|1st||Midnight Martini||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Boom N Zoom||2 minutes 6.6 seconds|
|1st||Starmon||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Sermon||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|1st||Majestical||2 minutes 3.1 seconds|
|1st||Emerald Jack||2 minutes 5.6 seconds|
|2nd||Blue Collar Jack|
|1st||Blue Collar Jack||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|1st||Show Barry||2 minutes 4.6 seconds|
|1st||On A Jeune||2 minutes 3.4 seconds|
|1st||Kattavia||2 minutes 7.5 seconds|
|2nd||Out Of Options|
|1st||Eagle Rhythm||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Bush Padre||2 minutes 4.5 seconds|
|3rd||Spirit Of Westbury|
|1st||Brave Chief||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|