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The JRA Cup is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley under the lights on Moir Stakes Night as a possible lead-up to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
2020 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
JRA Cup News
The Ladbrokes JRA Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Moonee Valley racecourse during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Held towards the end of September or early October, the JRA Cup attracts stayers and milers looking to step up in distance. Run over 2040m, it is held over the same track and distance as the coveted Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) run a month later.
As an open quality event, the JRA Cup attracts some standout performers and offers $200,000 in total prize money.
The JRA Cup is held on Moir Stakes night and shares a race program with four other Group status races including the headlining Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m).
Those horses which contest the JRA Cup often come via an eclectic mixture of preparations. One of the more common lead up races to the JRA Cup is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) held at Caulfield a week before. Horses that experience success sometimes go on to major feature races, such as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) or the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m). The 2018 JRA Cup winner The Taj Mahal went on to win that spring’s Group 2 Zipping Classic.
The 2020 JRA Cup runs on Friday September 25, 2020.
|Date:||Friday September 25, 2020|
|Racecourse:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
2020 JRA Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2020 JRA Cup Betting
The latest Ladbrokes JRA Cup 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below complete with links to the markets for you to lock in your JRA Cup tips.
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2020 JRA Cup Field
The JRA Cup Field attracts a strong line-up of staying types each spring and is a possible target for gallopers stepping down in class of a run in something like the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier, a race the 2017 JRA Cup winner Jon Snow improved on a lead-up eighth in to win.
The Ladbrokes JRA Cup 2020 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race night and will be published in full below.
The 2020 Ladbrokes JRA Cup field is down to 10 following two early scratchings with the in-form Al Galayel leading the markets ahead of the likes of VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound and the 60.5kg topweight Mirage Dancer on the Spring Cups path.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||30x03643x7||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Mark Zahra||1||60.5kg||108|
|2||6x423115x0||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Michael Dee||7||59.5kg||106|
|3||211x8x58x0||LEVENDI||Peter Gelagotis||Jason Maskiell||8||58.5kg||104|
|4||58321023×6||PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||11||57kg||101|
|5||7702×90411||AL GALAYEL (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||5||56kg||99|
|6||3411x84x40||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||3||56kg||103|
|7||6570×31428||PLEIN CIEL (GER)||Danny O’Brien||Billy Egan||2||55.5kg||98|
|8||11x880x806||MANTASTIC (IRE)||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||6||55kg||97|
|9||0x0684x9x5||VIN DE DANCE (NZ)||Symon Wilde||William Pike||9||55kg||91|
|10||465x0x9558||MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ)||Stuart Gower||12||55kg||88|
|11||13×0752134||TAVIRUN (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Luke Currie||10||55kg||88|
|12||5x131615x3||ROYAL CROWN||Michael Kent||Jamie Kah||4||55kg||74|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2020 JRA Cup Nominations
The official JRA Cup 2020 nominations close on the Monday of race week.
JRA Cup History
Inaugurated in 1996, the JRA Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to major races across Australia. However, it’s above-grade prize money, usually more-than-impressive field and interim distance have combined to ensure the JRA Cup has experienced rapid growth in prestige and popularity since its inception.
In its short history, the JRA Cup has already seen some impressive horses pass the post. 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking ran third in the JRA Cup in the same year. Master O’Reilly ran third in the JRA Cup before his stunning 2007 Caulfield Cup victory. Prior to the 2010 edition, the JRA Cup ran as a Listed race.
Notable JRA Cup winners include Maldivian (2007), Alcopop (2009), Mourinho (2013) and Jon Snow (2017). JRA Cup results reaching back to 2006 are listed below.
JRA Cup Results
|1st||Captain Cook||2 minutes 6.45 seconds|
|1st||The Taj Mahal||2 minutes 5.37 seconds|
|3rd||Sir Isaac Newton|
|1st||Jon Snow||2 minutes 7.12 seconds|
|1st||Real Love||2 minutes 5.76 seconds|
|1st||Escado||2 minutes 5.88 seconds|
|1st||The Cleaner||2 minutes 5.99 seconds|
|1st||Mourinho||2 minutes 6.1 seconds|
|3rd||The Great Snowman|
|1st||Bianmick||2 minutes 6.7 seconds|
|2nd||Dance With Her|
|1st||Dream Pedlar||2 minutes 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Precedence||2 minutes 5.3 seconds|
|1st||Alcopop||2 minutes 8.4 seconds|
|1st||Cefalu||2 minutes 5.9 seconds|
|1st||Maldivian||2 minutes 5.8 seconds|
|1st||Pavlova||2 minutes 7.0 seconds|