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 2011-2021 © 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

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikel...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Connections of the high-flying Kintyre are unlikely to press onto the...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino R...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Antino finally lived up to the hype of trainer Tony Gollan who had been...

Race Results

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Race Previews

I Wish I Win Heads 2024 Doomben 10,000 Field & Betting

Huetor Heads 2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Field & Odds

2024 The Goodwood Race Field & Betting Update: Amelia’s Jewel Favourite, Learning To Fly Scratched

2024 South Australian Derby Field & Betting Update: Coco Sun Set to Shine

Fawkner Park Heads Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2024 Field & Odds

Fields & Form

I Wish I Win Heads 2024 Doomben 10,000 Field & Betting

Huetor Heads 2024 AD Hollindale Stakes Field & Odds

2024 The Goodwood Race Field & Betting Update: Amelia’s Jewel Favourite, Learning To Fly Scratched

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism