Bob Peters Hoping for Eighth Perth Cup Win

January 4, 2019

Bob Peters Hoping for Eighth Perth Cup Win

Racing winds down in the West this weekend, but not before the $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) gets underway from Ascot.

Moved from it’s usual date of New Year’s Day, this year’s edition features a strong field of 17 runners, five of which are owned by Perth racing icon, Bob Peters.

Having first won this race back in 1993 with Field Officer, Peters is gearing up to win his eighth Perth Cup, having most recently won with Star Exhibit in 2017.

This year, Peters hopes $2.10 favourite Action can get the job done with leading W.A jockey William Pike aboard.

Leading Perth hoop William Pike hopes to claim another win at Ascot aboard Perth Cup favourite, Action.

“I would say that Action is well under the odds now” Peters told RSN on Friday.

“He’s come along well, he hasn’t done anything amazing on the way through, but he’s been consistent and as the distances have increased, that’s suited him. He won the Derby well, and I think that’s in the back of people’s mind.”

Action will jump from barrier four on Saturday, but the four-year-old has work cut out for him alongside stablemate and $5.50 second-elect, Mississippi Delta. 

Chris Parnham is set to saddle the five-year-old mare, hoping to continue the winning form after beating Action home in last month’s Listed A.T.A Stakes (2200m).

“She has an explosive turn of foot, Mississippi Delta” Peters admitted.

After dominating the Perth Summer Carnival with promising three-year-old filly Arcadia Queen, it’s no wonder Peters is feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s race. As far as Arcadia Queen’s future goes though, don’t expect to see her, or fellow stablemate Galaxy Star, in Melbourne anytime soon.

“They’re spelling out at the farm, the Autumn comes around too quick for us, you have to have a very special animal to be able to put them through the campaign they’ve been through here, give them a break, and get them back in time, it’s just too quick for us.”

Full Perth Cup Odds can be seen below.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the new favourite after the...

Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Wildcard entry Mystic Journey has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 $5m...

Lees has strength in numbers i...

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap

Trainer Kris Lees has strength in numbers as he lines up to claim his first...

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2...

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2019 Randwick Guineas field released

Three year old sensation The Autumn Sun has been installed as the odds on...

Race Results

Godolphin’s Kiamichi Wins the 2019 Golden Slipper

2019 Ranvet Stakes: Avilius Claims Group 1 Glory for Team Godolphin

Winx Adds Fourth George Ryder to Extraordinary Resume

The Autumn Sun Wins 2019 Rosehill Guineas on Wet Track

Manion Cup Winner Midterm Bound for Sydney Cup

Race Previews

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

The Autumn Sun Flies Home Late to Win 2019 Randwick Guineas

Fields & Form

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap

The Autumn Sun odds on after 2019 Randwick Guineas field released