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The Group 3 Premier's Cup is a quality staying race for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival gallopers heading towards the Brisbane Cup back at Eagle Farm Racecourse a fortnight later.
2019 Premier's Cup Results
- 1st: #20e The Candy Man
- 2nd: #2 Haripour
- 3rd: #11 Igraine
Premier’s Cup News
The Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse – since 2017 before which it ran at Doomben – annually as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Raced over a staying test distance of 2200m, the Premier’s Cup offers $140,000 total prize money and is part of the updated Kingsford Smith Cup Day program.
Run under quality handicap conditions and only open to horses aged three years and older, the Premier’s Cup is a key lead-up race for longer distance gallopers targeting a run back at the track on Stradbroke Handicap Day in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) over the mile and a half.
The Premier’s Cup is one of the feature support acts on the Eagle Farm card in late May with racing at the meeting headlined by the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) for Stradbroke Handicap hopes, the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes for two-year-olds heading towards the JJ Atkins and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes for Queensland Derby types.
The 2019 Premier’s Cup was held on Saturday May 25, 2019 at Eagle Farm and won by emergency runner The Candy Man.
Premier’s Cup Info:
|Saturday May 25, 2019|
|Eagle Farm Racecourse|
2019 Premier’s Cup Results
- 1st: #20e The Candy Man
- 2nd: #2 Haripour
- 3rd: #11 Igraine
The Premier’s Cup 2019 results saw the Barry Baldwin-trained Gold Coast galloper The Candy Man come with a flashing late run down the inside to run down the leader and salute in his maiden Group race, which was also his seventh win on the trot.
|1||20e||THE CANDY MAN||Barry Baldwin||Michael Cahill||–||1||54kg||$5.50|
|2||2||HARIPOUR (IRE)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||0.2L||17||57kg||$7.50|
|3||11||IGRAINE (GER)||Robert Priscott||Ron Stewart||1.45L||7||54kg||$8.50|
|4||7||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Tommy Berry||2.2L||13||54kg||$4.80F|
|5||21e||CHILLIN WITH DYLAN||Ben Ahrens||Micheal Hellyer||2.7L||3||54kg||$151|
|6||4||EXOTERIC (GB)||Chris Waller||Larry Cassidy||3L||2||56kg||$61|
|7||10||COOL CHAP||Anderson Heathcote Racing||Jeff Lloyd||3.75L||5||54kg||$12|
|8||6||TUMULTUOUS||Chris Waller||Robbie Fradd||5L||8||55kg||$21|
|9||9||OUR LIBRETTO (NZ)||Grahame Begg||Jamie Kah||5.1L||16||54kg||$11|
|10||8||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||5.2L||15||54kg||$31|
|11||5||THE LORD MAYOR (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||7.45L||12||55.5kg||$5.50|
|12||14||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||8.45L||9||54kg||$18|
|13||23e||HAPPY GO PLUCKY||John Gilmore||Les Tilley||8.65L||11||54kg||$151|
|14||17||MORENDI||Darren Graham||Dale Smith||8.95L||6||54kg||$101|
|15||12||I’M A PRINCESS||Tony McEvoy||Mark Du Plessis||9.45L||10||54kg||$61|
|16||1||MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ)||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||9.85L||14||59kg||$31|
|17||16||MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Corey Brown||10.35L||18||54kg||$101|
|18||15||FIRST CRUSH||Chris Munce||Matthew McGillivray||10.65L||4||54kg||$51|
|–||22e||SIR BARNABUS||Jason Edwards||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||19e||XEBEC (USA)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||MEGABLAST (NZ)||Nigel Tiley||Leith Innes||–||0||–||–|
|–||18||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||Tony Haydon||Luke Tarrant||–||0||–||–|
|–||13||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||Brian Smith||–||–||0||–||–|
2019 Premier’s Cup Betting
The winter’s top Premier’s Cup 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Brisbane Cup-bound stayers will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.
2019 Premier’s Cup Field
Each season the Premier’s Cup field attracts a field of Brisbane Cup-bound gallopers that may have had a lead-up run in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at Doomben a fortnight earlier.
The official Premier’s Cup 2019 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Kingsford-Smith Cup Day and will be available below.
The 2019 Premier’s Cup Final Field is set to run with a capacity 18 runners including the first two emergencies following the early scratching of Megablast (7) and Order Again (18). The Chris Waller-trained The Lord Mayor is after win number three on the trot having done the Toowoomba Cup – Gold Coast Cup double at his last two starts, while Barry Baldwin’s The Candy Man has firmed in betting after gaining a start as he chases seven straight wins.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||3111×00498||MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ)||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||15||59kg||106|
|2||11179×8183||HARIPOUR (IRE)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||22||57kg||102|
|3||3x50766x00||MEGABLAST (NZ)||Nigel Tiley||Leith Innes||7||56.5kg||101|
|4||2211512×70||EXOTERIC (GB)||Chris Waller||Larry Cassidy||2||56kg||100|
|5||19024×9411||THE LORD MAYOR (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||13||55.5kg||99|
|6||51x6421x50||TUMULTUOUS||Chris Waller||Robbie Fradd||9||55kg||98|
|7||5030×82385||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Tommy Berry||14||54kg||99|
|8||x3510760x4||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||17||54kg||99|
|9||11173×9160||OUR LIBRETTO (NZ)||Grahame Begg||Jamie Kah||20||54kg||97|
|10||709×742324||COOL CHAP||Anderson Heathcote Racing||Jeff Lloyd||5||54kg||96|
|11||21412×9422||IGRAINE (GER)||Robert Priscott||Ron Stewart||8||54kg||96|
|12||31×6855209||I’M A PRINCESS||Tony McEvoy||Mark Du Plessis||11||54kg||95|
|13||6x124x4145||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||Brian Smith||–||18||54kg||95|
|14||2320×37664||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||10||54kg||94|
|15||186×872585||FIRST CRUSH||Chris Munce||Matthew McGillivray||4||54kg||93|
|16||7287x6x360||MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ)||Jamie Richards||TBA||23||54kg||91|
|17||0x7757x740||MORENDI||Darren Graham||Dale Smith (late alt)||6||54kg||91|
|18||539640×027||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||Tony Haydon||Luke Tarrant||19||54kg||88|
|19e||114×436465||XEBEC (USA)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||21||54kg||86|
|20e||32211×1111||THE CANDY MAN||Barry Baldwin||Michael Cahill||1||54kg||83|
|21e||52048×2577||CHILLIN WITH DYLAN||Ben Ahrens||TBA||3||54kg||81.5|
|22e||52×5561413||SIR BARNABUS||Jason Edwards||TBA||16||54kg||78|
|23e||7451519×63||HAPPY GO PLUCKY||John Gilmore||TBA||12||54kg||78|
2019 Premier’s Cup Nominations
The official 2019 Premier’s Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be published in full right here.
Premier’s Cup History
The Premier’s Cup is a relatively new race, with its inauguration occurring as recently as 2006. Coalesce was the first winner of the Premier’s Cup, and the trophy has since been handed to similarly solid performers.
The Premier’s Cup is often used by trainers as a preparation race for the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m), held on Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm.
Due to its relatively short history, the Premier’s Cup has not developed the kind of following or deep tradition as other races. However, in its short life, the Premier’s Cup has obtained a reputation as an exciting staying race, with the result much more unpredictable than many other mid to long distance races.
Premier’s Cup results since 2006 are listed below.
|1st||The Candy Man||2:15.83|
|2nd||Less Is More|
|2nd||Dance With Her|
|1st||Shuffle The Cash||2:14.8|
|3rd||Larry’s Never Late|