2023 Adelaide Cup Field & Betting Update: Maher/Eustace Duo Dominate Odds

March 10, 2023

2023 Adelaide Cup Field & Betting Update: Maher/Eustace Duo Dominate Odds

Persan and Grand Promenade from the exciting stables of Ciaron Maher & David Eustace dominate the 2023 Adelaide Cup field and betting markets in Morphettville this coming Monday.

Grand Promenade (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Grand Promenade is one of the best fancied stayers in 2023 Adelaide Cup betting for Monday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of the most anticipated staying showdowns held down under each year the Group 2 $302,250 Adelaide Cup (3200m) takes place in South Australia over the state’s long weekend.

The Adelaide Cup field do battle over the traditional two-mile cup distance making for a huge three minutes at the track each autumn.

Sitting top of this year’s Adelaide Cup weights with 59kg is the current favourite Persan who has been well-backed earlier into $4.60 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Ms Jamie Kah has the ride chasing back-to-back Adelaide Cup victories following her 2022 success aboard Daqiansweet Junior.

Pierro six-year-old Persan has his first look at the Morphettville course on Monday with the $1.7 million earner last seen running a first-up fifth at The Valley with 60kg in the Listed Torney Cup (2500m).

He has winning form up to 2600m and has had two goes at the 3200m when fifth to Twilight Payment in the 2020 Melbourne Cup before his 20th in the same iconic Flemington feature in 2021 behind Verry Elleegant.

Persan is second-up and presents well for the Adelaide Cup, but will need to be good with the weights with Gallic (58kg in 2007) the only horse to carry more than 57.5kg in the race for over 20 years.

Maher & Eustace chase their first Adelaide Cup victory and also saddle-up the $4.80 second favourite and 58.5kg second highest-weighted galloper in Grand Promenade.

John Allen rides Grand Promenade third-up on Monday from a wide alley (13) as the Champs Elysees seven-year-old seeks his first turf triumph since the Group 3 the Bart Cummings (2520m) back in October of 2021.

He was sixth to Verry Elleegant in that year’s Melbourne Cup results and 14th in the ‘race that stops a nation’ last year behind stablemate Gold Trip.

Grand Promenade has shown nice improvement this time in however resuming with a fourth at Sandown over 1800m before a third when under a length beaten in Morphettville’s Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) on February 25.

The Lord Reims Stakes winner Highland Jakk is also in the mix chasing the double after taking out the traditional lead-up named in honour of three-time Adelaide Cup champ Lord Reims (1987-89).

The Robert Hickmott-trained son of Jakkalberry was strong with 56kg that run and will be flying back to 53kg in the Group 2 with Teo Nugent continuing associations from a good gate two draw.

Highland Jakk pays current Adelaide Cup odds of $7 and is the only other runner outside the Maher/Eustace duo at single-figures.

Trainer Phillip Stokes has won the past two editions of the Adelaide Cup with Good Idea (2021) and the aforementioned Daqiansweet Junior (2022) and returns looking for the hat-trick in 2023.

Stokes saddles-up his veteran nine-year-old Amade ($12) from gate seven with Zac Spain aboard the evergreen galloper.

Amade is the genuine two-miler in this year’s Adelaide Cup field bosting a terrific 3200m record (4:3-1-0).

He was last seen running a credible third in the Listed Victoria Gold Cup (2100m) with improvement to come over further third-up in South Australia.

Looking for value further down the markets the runners with genuine claims at an upset look to include Colac Cup – Group 3 Launceston Cup double winner Aurora’s Symphony in terrific form ($11), Robbie Laing’s Lord Reims runner-up Stars Of Carrum ($13) and even the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained Wheels ($31) also chasing a third win on the trot.

The Adelaide Cup 2023 is scheduled to run as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:15pm (ACDT) on Monday with full markets thanks to Ladbrokes.com.au available by clicking here.

2023 Adelaide Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x034363165 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 10 59kg 103
2 x7x5940x43 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 13 58.5kg 102
3 41x8045x83 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes Zac Spain 7 57kg 99
4 x783807x11 AURORA’S SYMPHONY Symon Wilde Blaike McDougall 1 56kg 97
5 30x044x918 CHALK STREAM (GB) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 15 55kg 95
6 6110997276 STAFFORD’S LAD Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 11 54kg 93
7 3x067052x7 TEAM CAPTAIN (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Holland 12 53kg 88
8 9×93661421 HIGHLAND JAKK (NZ) Robert Hickmott Teo Nugent 2 53kg 86
9 023×073542 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Harry Grace 6 53kg 85
10 903121×574 SEBONNA Peter Hardacre Callan Murray 8 53kg 83
11 x057250523 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 16 53kg 78
12 78×6332011 WHEELS (NZ) Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 4 53kg 72
13 6x721x8212 WAGON WHEEL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Ben Thompson 3 53kg 67
14 2241×94495 WOLF PRINCE Grant Young Ms Anna Jordsjo 14 53kg 66
15 082×693221 REBEL RACER Amy & Ash Yargi Craig Newitt 9 53kg 65
16 7720456003 BUSKER’S BALLAD Ryan Balfour Ms Alana Livesey (a) 5 53kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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