Alaskan God Heads Rescheduled 2023 Perth Cup Field & Odds

January 13, 2023

Alaskan God Heads Rescheduled 2023 Perth Cup Field & Odds

Dan Morton’s reigning WATC Derby winner Alaskan God is favourite in the rescheduled Perth Cup 2023 taking place this weekend at Ascot.

Trap For Fools | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Races.com.au

Trap For Fools carries the top-weight in Saturday’s rescheduled 2023 Perth Cup field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

After a shocking race fall that resulted in the death of mare Chili Is Hot on New Year’s Day, the original running of the Group 2 $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) was abandoned.

It will now re-run a fortnight later this Saturday, and the punters in updated Perth Cup betting are rallying around local Playing God four-year-old Alaskan God.

The galloper hasn’t won since his Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) success over the mile and a half last April but remains top elect at $4 and firming through Ladbrokes.com.au to return to winning form this weekend.

Alaskan God jumps from barrier 13 with Victorian jockey Patrick Moloney in the saddle and will relish the step-up in distance after a lead-up fourth in the Listed GA Towton Cup (2200m) here on December 10.

Morton also saddles-up Stafford’s Lad ($23) in the Perth Cup field this weekend with the 72-start veteran drawn barrier two with Chris Parnham engaged for the ride.

Occupying the second line of updated Perth Cup betting markets at $5 is Adam Durrant’s last start winner Truly Inspired chasing a fourth win from five starts.

Fred Kersley comes aboard the in-form Dundeel six-year-old who remains lightly-raced having had just 10 career starts to date.

Truly Inspired boasts a 50% winning strike rate at the Ascot track (6:3-0-0) and comes off a narrow lead-up win here on December 24 in the Listed ATA Stakes (2200m).

The horse drops a kilo from 54kg to 53kg and looks a genuine winning Perth Cup chance with the light weight.

In a tight top-half of the markets a further three stayers are also under double-figures for the win including the $6 third elect Buster Bash in gate five with Shaun Mcgruddy riding.

The David Harrison-trained Trade Fair five-year-old is a five-time winner at the track from 10 starts.

After a disappointing second-last when 15th to Trix Of The Trade in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) here last November he improved to win the GA Towton Cup by over three lengths last time out with 56.6kg.

This weekend he chases back-to-back wins looking for his first over further than 2200m, is likely to sit on the pace again giving them something to chase and is in on 56kg.

Rounding out the single-figure Perth Cup horses are the Neville Parnham-trained evergreen eight-year-old grey Neufbosc ($7) coming off a string of good placings against similar fields and the Japanese-bred second emergency Mystery Island ($9.50) right down in the weights out wide in gates 15 and 17 respectively.

The 2023 Perth Cup re-run takes place as Ascot Race 9 at 5:19pm (AWST) on Saturday.

Click here for the latest Perth Cup 2023 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2023 Perth Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x3x095x00 TRAP FOR FOOLS Grant & Alana Williams Brad Rawiller 7 58kg 104
2 x421131101 BUSTER BASH David Harrison Shaun McGruddy 5 56kg 100
3 11111×6084 ALASKAN GOD Daniel Morton Patrick Moloney 13 53kg 92
4 6705432609 BAD WOLF Ashley Maley Ms Natasha Faithfull 16 53kg 85
5 222×488835 CHILI IS HOT Graeme Ballantyne 14 53kg 83
6 089×005629 COCKNEY CREW Lou Luciani Troy Turner 6 53kg 88
7 173×085574 COME RIGHT BACK Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 20 53kg 86
8 0142×87194 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Ms Jerry Noske (late alt) 12 53kg 92
9 x22131x983 HOLY ENCHANTMENT Stephen Miller Steven Parnham 9 53kg 77
10 3677×00233 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 15 53kg 94
11 x600x00008 PLATOON Neville Parnham Laqdar Ramoly (a) 1 53kg 90
12 1524×74666 PURE DEVOTION Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 3 53kg 86
13 4×2112121 QUEEN ALINA Daniel & Ben Pearce 10 53kg 72
14 x896110997 STAFFORD’S LAD Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 2 53kg 92
15 216×441161 TRULY INSPIRED Adam Durrant Fred Kersley 11 53kg 88
16 7315×96852 UTGARD LOKI Adam Durrant Ms Holly Watson (a) 19 53kg 91
17e x086275086 BROTHER PADDY Coreen Maynard Chris Nicoll 18 53kg 74
18e x515122351 MYSTERY ISLAND (JPN) Donna Riordan Beau Mertens 17 53kg 72
19e 2355038188 COOLTH Neville Parnham 4 53kg 72
20e 0860380700 HE’S A PARKER Summer Dickson 8 53kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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