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The Adelaide Cup runs over the two miles (3200m) on a Monday in March attracting a host of top stayers each autumn.
2023 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: #15 Rebel Racer
- 2nd: #4 Aurora's Symphony
- 3rd: #3 Amade
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- 2020 Adelaide Cup Results: King Of Leogrance Wins, Talk of Melbourne Cup Bid
The Group 2 Adelaide Cup is an open handicap race held at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse in early to mid-March each year during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Raced over 3200m, the Adelaide Cup is the same distance as the prestigious Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday of November each spring at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. Back in 1992 the great grey Subzero completed the rare Adelaide Cup – Melbourne Cup double.
Run on a Monday afternoon each year on the Labour Day public holiday in SA, the always popular staying event offers just over $300,000 in prize money, and the event attracts a host of local stayers as well as a few interstate horses chasing the lucrative prize money in the classic.
The key lead-up into the Adelaide Cup field is Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) held roughly two weeks prior at the same track. Melbourne raiders in the Adelaide Cup field may come off a Flemington run in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) on Australian Guineas Day.
The latest Adelaide Cup winners to back-up out of the Roy Higgins were the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fanatic (2nd in 2018) and the Danny O’Brien-trained King Of Leogrance (2020) who did the double.
The 2022 Adelaide Cup form was franked with the winner Daqiansweet Junior running a next-up third in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal Randwick. Future Score meanwhile ran third in that year’s Adelaide Cup results and then fourth in the Sydney Cup.
The 2023 Adelaide Cup ran on Monday March 13, 2023 at Morphettville Racecourse in South Australia and was won in a thrilling front-running upset by Rebel Racer ($26).
|Adelaide Cup 2023|
|Date:||Monday March 13, 2023|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2023 Adelaide Cup Results
- 1st: #15 Rebel Racer ($26)
- 2nd: #4 Aurora’s Symphony
- 3rd: #3 Amade
The Amy & Ash Yargi-trained Rebel Racer ($26) was too strong with 53kg dominating the 2023 Adelaide Cup results in a tough performance off an incredible front-running ride by Craig Newitt.
|1||15||REBEL RACER||Amy & Ash Yargi||Craig Newitt||9||53kg||$26|
|2||4||AURORA’S SYMPHONY||Symon Wilde||Blaike McDougall||0.3L||1||56kg||$12|
|3||3||AMADE (IRE)||Phillip Stokes||Zac Spain||1.2L||7||57kg||$9|
|4||6||STAFFORD’S LAD||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||1.8L||11||54kg||$26|
|5||8||HIGHLAND JAKK (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Teo Nugent||2.3L||2||53kg||$5F|
|6||1||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||2.6L||10||59kg||$7.50|
|7||9||STARS OF CARRUM||Robbie Laing||Harry Grace||2.9L||6||53kg||$10|
|8||7||TEAM CAPTAIN (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Holland||2.9L||12||53kg||$20|
|9||13||WAGON WHEEL (NZ)||Aaron Purcell||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||3.5L||3||53kg||$16|
|10||11||TRUE MARVEL (FR)||Matthew Smith||Damien Thornton||3.7L||16||53kg||$18|
|11||2||GRAND PROMENADE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||4L||13||58.5kg||$5.50|
|12||10||SEBONNA||Peter Hardacre||Callan Murray||9.2L||8||53kg||$51|
|13||16||BUSKER’S BALLAD||Ryan Balfour||Ms Alana Livesey (a)||11.4L||5||53kg||$101|
|14||12||WHEELS (NZ)||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||12.8L||4||53kg (cd 54kg)||$51|
|15||5||CHALK STREAM (GB)||Chris Waller||Jye McNeil||13.4L||15||55kg||$16|
|16||14||WOLF PRINCE||Grant Young||Ms Anna Jordsjo||25.5L||14||53kg||$201|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Adelaide Cup Betting Odds
The season’s latest Adelaide Cup 2023 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading up to the 3200m feature so stay tuned.
Daqiansweet Junior ($4.20 in 2022) was the last favourite in Adelaide Cup betting to salute for the punters.
There was a notable upset in 2023 with Rebel Racer winning at Adelaide Cup odds of 25/1.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 ADELAIDE CUP ODDS (Final Field)
2023 Adelaide Cup Form
2023 Adelaide Cup Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Adelaide Cup 2023 Tips and best bets on the Group 2 staying showdown this March.
- To Win: #3 Amade ($12 at time of publish)
Going for a touch of value in Adelaide Cup betting this year and have the proven two-miler Amade on top. Double-figures is attractive on this dour stayer who has a superior strike-rate over the 3200m (4:3-1-0). The Phillip Stokes-trained veteran may be a rising 10-year-old, but he continues to show a zest for racing. He was good second-up at Sandown last start when third over 2100m in the Victoria Cup. Will relish getting out over further. Needs to improve on some of his runs behind the better-fancied here from the spring, but the distance helps him do just that.
2023 Adelaide Cup Field
The Adelaide Cup field features an ever increasing quality of both local and visiting autumn stayers coming out of lead-up races including Flemington’s Roy Higgins Quality that produced the 2017 champ Annus Mirabilis (5th), 2018 winner Fanatic (2nd) and 2020 champ King Of Leogrance (1st); Tasmania’s Launceston Cup (2400m) the month before and the Lord Reims Stakes that is the key local lead-up.
The official Adelaide Cup 2023 final field and barriers are announced on Thursday March 9, 2023 and will be published in full below.
The 2023 Adelaide Cup field features a quality line-up of autumn stayers led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained stablemates and topweights Persan and Grand Promenade.
|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.
2023 Adelaide Cup Nominations
Early nominations for the Adelaide Cup in 2023 close on Thursday March 2, 2023 with the full list of entries to be confirmed below.
The 2023 Adelaide Cup nominations attracted 29 stayers led in early betting by the 58.5kg top-weight Grand Promenade coming off a third in the Lord Reims at the track.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x7x5940x43||GRAND PROMENADE (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||1||58.5kg||102|
|2||9×93661421||HIGHLAND JAKK (NZ)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||2||53kg||86|
|3||023×073542||STARS OF CARRUM||G||7||Robbie Laing||3||53kg||85|
|4||x034363165||PERSAN||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||4||59kg||103|
|5||41x8045x83||AMADE (IRE)||G||9||Phillip Stokes||5||57kg||99|
|6||x783807x11||AURORA’S SYMPHONY||G||6||Symon Wilde||6||56kg||97|
|7||4×91795319||MILITARY MISSION (IRE)||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||7||55kg||95|
|8||30x044x918||CHALK STREAM (GB)||G||5||Chris Waller||8||55kg||95|
|9||6110997276||STAFFORD’S LAD||G||8||Daniel Morton||9||54kg||93|
|10||1x0x00x969||NANCHO (GER)||G||8||Archie Alexander||10||53kg||91|
|11||3x067052x7||TEAM CAPTAIN (IRE)||G||7||Matt Cumani||11||53kg||88|
|12||000×876616||FIRST IN LINE (GB)||G||7||Matthew Smith||12||53kg||85|
|14||x4565x7043||TIMOUR (FR)||G||5||Chris Waller||14||53kg||78|
|15||x057250523||TRUE MARVEL (FR)||G||7||Matthew Smith||15||53kg||78|
|16||3217922345||SOUS LES NUAGES (IRE)||G||6||Matt Cumani||16||53kg||74|
|17||1×13341176||MEINER LEGACY (JPN)||G||5||Aaron Purcell||17||53kg||72|
|18||78×6332011||WHEELS (NZ)||M||6||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||18||53kg||72|
|20||97261×0783||GLENTANEOUS (IRE)||G||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||20||53kg||71|
|21||6x721x8212||WAGON WHEEL (NZ)||G||4||Aaron Purcell||21||53kg||67|
|22||6442×42369||PLATFORM (NZ)||G||5||Travis Doudle||22||53kg||67|
|23||6034692169||MONREAL (IRE)||G||9||Matthew Smith||23||53kg||67|
|24||2241×94495||WOLF PRINCE||G||4||Grant Young||24||53kg||66|
|25||082×693221||REBEL RACER||G||6||Amy & Ash Yargi||25||53kg||65|
|26||436×402315||SUNDAY BUZZ (NZ)||G||5||Symon Wilde||26||53kg||64|
|27||58x857x852||VIVIDREDSKY (NZ)||G||8||Paul Preusker||27||53kg||63|
|28||7720456003||BUSKER’S BALLAD||G||8||Ryan Balfour||28||53kg||60|
|29||F382326276||WILEWINK (NZ)||G||6||Michael Hickmott||29||53kg||54|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Adelaide Cup History
Originally run in May, the Adelaide Cup was moved to March in 2005. The Morphettville Racecourse has been home to the Cup since 1876 and was previously held at the Old Course where it was first won by Falcon in 1864. Over the years the event has switched between being a two mile and one mile five furlong race, however in the years 1870-71 and 1886-88, the race was not held.
The Adelaide Cup is not used as a guide to the Melbourne Cup as the last Cup double winner was Subzero in 1992. In 2007 the event was downgraded from Group 1 status to Group 2, a decision made by the Australian Pattern Committee.
The Adelaide Cup has one triple winner which is Lord Reims which won the event three consecutive times from 1987-1989. The race’s double winners include Cowra in 1866-67, Eyeglass in 1911-12, Peerless Fox in 1950-51 and Our Pompeii in 1993-94.
The 2019 Adelaide Cup winner Surprise Baby went on to run an eye-catching fifth under a length beaten by Vow And Declare in that spring’s Melbourne Cup results.
Recent Adelaide Cup Winners
|1st||Rebel Racer||3 minutes 23.85 seconds|
|1st||Daqiansweet Junior||3 minutes 28.80 seconds|
|1st||Good Idea||3 minutes 22.00 seconds|
|1st||King Of Leogrance||3 minutes 24.76 seconds|
|3rd||Chouxting The Mob|
|1st||Surprise Baby||3 minutes 25.94 seconds|
|2nd||Top Of The Range|
|1st||Fanatic||3 minutes 25.28 seconds|
|1st||Annus Mirabilis||3 minutes 24.25 seconds|
|3rd||Master Of Arts|
|1st||Purple Smile||3 minutes 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Tanby||3 minutes 25.51 seconds|
|1st||Outback Joe||3 minutes 22.09 seconds|
|1st||Norsqui||3 minutes 24.4 seconds|
|1st||Rialya||3 minutes 23.3 seconds|
|1st||Muir||3 minutes 23.4 seconds|
|1st||Capecover||3 minutes 28.81 seconds|
|1st||Zavite||3 minutes 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Lacey Underall||3 minutes 22 seconds|
|3rd||Tails Of Triomphe|
|1st||Gallic||3 minutes 20.9 seconds|
|1st||Exalted Time||3 minutes 25.1 seconds|
|1st||Demerger||3 minutes 21.9 seconds|
|1st||Pantani||3 minutes 27.5 seconds|
|1st||Pillage N Plunder||3 minutes 28.4 seconds|
|1st||The A Train||3 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Apache King||3 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Bohemiath||3 minutes 24.6 seconds|