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The Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup is a Listed event shortened from 2025m to 1600m in 2021 held at Cranbourne Racecourse each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
2023 Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Charterhouse
- 2nd: #9 Foxy Cleopatra
- 3rd: #2 Just Folk
The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October or November every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Previously taking place on the Sunday after Melbourne hosts a four-Group 1 race meeting for Caulfield Guineas Day, in 2021 Cranbourne Cup Day was moved to mid-November running after the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The event now takes place in late November after the Melbourne Cup Carnival majors have been run and won.
Held under open handicap conditions, the Cranbourne Cup distance was also reduced in 2021 from 2025 to just 1600m making it a mile event.
The Cranbourne Cup prize money was boosted to $500,000 in 2021 making it one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.
In 2021 however the event attracted more of the miler types that may have run in tougher races earlier in the carnival including the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) on Derby Day including the winner King Magnus who improved on a lead-up fifth in the Kennedy Cantala Stakes – a race now run as the Champions Mile.
Previously, Cranbourne Cup runners would have gone on contest later major cup events such as the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or even the Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup. In 2004 the Cranbourne Cup winner On A Jeune went on to finish second in the 2005 Melbourne Cup quinella behind three-time champion Makybe Diva. Four years later the 2008 runner-up Barbaricus franked the Cranbourne Cup form finishing third next race in the Caulfield Cup and second during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Mackinnon Stakes.
The 2022 Cranbourne Cup winner Uncle Bryn came off a lead-up fifth in Sydney’s $2 million The Five Diamonds race.
The upset 2023 Cranbourne Cup winner Charterhouse was down in grade off a lead-up 15th when second last the month prior in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.
The 2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup ran on Saturday November 25, 2023 offering $500,000 in prize money and was won in a thrilling late upset by the fast finishing Charterhouse ($16).
|Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023|
|Date:||Saturday November 25, 2023|
|Distance:||2025m (1600m in 2021)|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Charterhouse ($16)
- 2nd: #9 Foxy Cleopatra
- 3rd: #2 Just Folk
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Charterhouse ($16) was back to his best running over the top of his rivals late with a big run down the outside to post a narrow upset over the beaten favourite Foxy Cleopatra in a thrilling 2023 Cranbourne Cup result.
|1||5||CHARTERHOUSE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Declan Bates||9||55.5kg||$16|
|2||9||FOXY CLEOPATRA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Williams||0.2L||3||54kg||$3.90F|
|3||2||JUST FOLK||Gavin Bedggood||Beau Mertens||1.2L||8||58.5kg||$7|
|4||4||ASCENSION (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Harry Coffey||1.4L||10||55.5kg||$6.50|
|5||10||EUPHORIC||Greg Eurell||Dean Yendall||1.5L||6||54kg||$4.60|
|6||1||POUNDING||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Luke Nolen||4.25L||7||59kg||$13|
|7||3||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||4.65L||4||56.5kg||$7.50|
|8||6||UMGAWA||Leon & Troy Corstens||Jordan Childs||5.15L||5||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$11|
|9||7||LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ)||Michael Hickmott||Teo Nugent||11.15L||2||54kg||$26|
|10||8||RIYAZAN (IRE)||Vincent Hall||Jye McNeil||12.65L||1||54kg||$61|
|11||BEEHUNTER||John Sadler||Ms Carleen Hefel (a)||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Odds
The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2023 odds and betting market links to the spring feature races lead-up will be detailed below the week of the race, pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
Uncle Bryn ($3.10 in 2022) was the last favourite in Cranbourne Cup betting to win.
There was a notable upset in 2023 with Charterhouse winning at Cranbourne Cup odds of $16.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 CRANBOURNE CUP ODDS (Final Field)
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Form
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023 Tips on the late spring showdown this season.
- To Win: #9 Foxy Cleopatra ($4.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Open race but happy to stick with current favourite Foxy Cleopatra in a winnable race for this progressive four-year-old mare. Craig Williams has the ride from a gun barrier three draw and a mile is ideal for her. She was going well as a filly this time last year recording a Group 3 second before raising in grade and distance for a shot at the 2022 Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) when running a mid-field seventh. Spent a year on the side lines but was good upon her return right down in distance last time out when runner-up in the Group 3 HKJ Club Stakes (1400m) on November 7 at big odds only a neck beaten. This looks right for her to get back in winning form.
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Field
The Cranbourne Cup field has in the past attracted some top quality stayers, but as of 2021 features a field of shorter-distance mile types.
The 2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.
The Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023 final field features a quality line-up of late spring hopefuls led in betting by Group 1 performed mare Foxy Cleopatra second-up after a length spell and the in-form Greg Eurell-trained Euphoric.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1263×64084||POUNDING||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||Luke Nolen||8||59kg||103|
|2||0x44496x24||JUST FOLK||Gavin Bedggood||Beau Mertens||9||58.5kg||102|
|3||6111×82205||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||5||56.5kg||98|
|4||613106×013||ASCENSION (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Harry Coffey||11||55.5kg||96|
|5||1316x32x60||CHARTERHOUSE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Declan Bates||10||55.5kg||96|
|6||x664222432||UMGAWA||Leon & Troy Corstens||Jordan Childs||6||54kg||93|
|7||66445×1395||LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ)||Michael Hickmott||Teo Nugent||2||54kg||92|
|8||7x059x0003||RIYAZAN (IRE)||Vincent Hall||Jye McNeil||1||54kg||92|
|9||3127×2||FOXY CLEOPATRA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Williams||3||54kg||86|
|10||18x1129x12||EUPHORIC||Greg Eurell||Dean Yendall||7||54kg||80|
|11||x0872130x0||BEEHUNTER||John Sadler||Ms Carleen Hefel (a)||4||54kg||79|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Nominations
Early nominations for the Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup for 2023 close the Monday before the race and will be updated below once released.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||5×86817114||RHINOCEROS (NZ)||G||5||Emma-Lee & David Browne||1||54kg||48kg||81|
|2||1043×20033||SKYMAN (GB)||G||8||Chris Waller||2||60kg||60kg||105|
|3||06x51183x8||KING MAGNUS||G||8||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock||3||59.5kg||59.5kg||104|
|4||1263×64084||POUNDING||G||5||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||4||59kg||59kg||103|
|5||0x44496x24||JUST FOLK||G||7||Gavin Bedggood||5||58.5kg||58.5kg||102|
|6||2123×43723||DETONATOR JACK (NZ)||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||6||58kg||58kg||101|
|7||6111×82205||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||G||6||Ben, Will & JD Hayes||7||56.5kg||56.5kg||98|
|8||02419×0111||AIN’TNODEELDUN||G||6||Anthony & Sam Freedman||8||56kg||56kg||97|
|9||1316x32x60||CHARTERHOUSE (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||9||55.5kg||55.5kg||96|
|10||613106×013||ASCENSION (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||10||55.5kg||55.5kg||96|
|11||309×502671||JUNIPAL||G||8||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||11||55.5kg||55.5kg||96|
|12||52213836×0||SWORDS DRAWN||G||8||Michael Moroney||12||55.5kg||55.5kg||96|
|13||5x45137x30||WICKLOW (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller||13||54.5kg||54.5kg||94|
|14||2847x449x5||MIDNIGHT BLUE||G||7||Mark Walker||14||54.5kg||54.5kg||94|
|15||x664222432||UMGAWA||G||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||15||54kg||54kg||93|
|16||21146×8520||SHUFFLE DANCER||M||4||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||16||54kg||51.5kg||92|
|17||43024265×2||KEATS (IRE)||G||7||Gavin Bedggood||17||54kg||53.5kg||92|
|18||66445×1395||LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ)||G||7||Michael Hickmott||18||54kg||53.5kg||92|
|19||7x059x0003||RIYAZAN (IRE)||G||9||Vincent Hall||19||54kg||53.5kg||92|
|20||3127×2||FOXY CLEOPATRA||M||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||20||54kg||48.5kg||86|
|21||x630x1126x||TAZARAL (IRE)||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||21||54kg||49.5kg||84|
|22||2x3114x78x||ZENNZELLA||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||22||54kg||47kg||83|
|26||2137×1||THE MAGGSTAR||M||5||Tetyana Furdetska||26||54kg||44.5kg||78|
|27||12x311664x||GOLDEN CRUSADER (FR)||G||6||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||27||54kg||46.5kg||78|
|28||x40238x446||TYPHOON HARMONY||G||7||Peter Gelagotis||28||54kg||44.5kg||74|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Cranbourne Cup History
The Cranbourne Cup was inaugurated in 1898 and has enjoyed an illustrious history since then. A fair number of well-known stayers have gone through the Cranbourne Cup at some point in their careers.
Cranbourne Cup Day has grown into one of the bigger days of racing in the region. It hosts a Myer Fashions in the Field heat, as well as rides and entertainment for kids. Cranbourne Cup Day is touted as a day everyone can enjoy, and that usually seems to be the case.
The Cranbourne Turf Club has grown into one of the busiest in the country, hosting 102 race meetings a year across greyhound, trots and flat racing, and with around 800 horses training out of their facilities.
The race has maintained a strong profile for quality fields, and the Cranbourne Cup results have proved a decent guide to better races in recent years including in 2013 when the runner-up Sertorious went on to win the Sandown Classic.
Some of the more notable Cranbourne Cup winners include Celtic Spirit (1988), Big Barron (1992), Brave Chief (2000), On A Jeune (2004), Emerald Jack (2007), and Pakal (2013).
The increased prize money and position on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival has seen some quality stayers featuring in the mix from 2017 onwards including international visitors over the for the Spring Cup races. In 2016 the Cranbourne Cup was postponed due to unsafe, windy conditions track side and ran in March of 2017 over a decreased distance of a mile (1600m).
In 2017 the Cranbourne Cup results were dominated by the Godolphin-raced international raider from the UK, Folkswood.
In 2021 the Cranbourne Cup was moved to mid-November and run over 1600m (reduced from 2025m).
The Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Cranbourne Cup Results
|1st||Charterhouse||1 minute 37.32 seconds|
|1st||Uncle Bryn||1 minute 35.34 seconds (R)|
|1st||King Magnus||1 minute 40.76 seconds
(Distance reduced from 2025m to 1600m)
|3rd||So Si Bon|
|1st||Future Score||2 minutes 4.75 seconds|
|1st||Dr Drill||2 minutes 5.08 seconds|
|1st||Octabello||2 minutes 6.04 seconds|
|1st||Folkswood||2 minutes 3.92 seconds|
Cranbourne Cup(Run in March 2017)
|1st||Master Reset||1 minute 37.1 seconds (run over 1600m)|
|1st||Digitalism||2 minutes 8.6 seconds|
|1st||Mourinho||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|2nd||More Than Sacred|
|1st||Pakal||2 minutes 6.3 seconds|
|1st||Midnight Martini||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Boom N Zoom||2 minutes 6.6 seconds|
|1st||Starmon||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Sermon||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|1st||Majestical||2 minutes 3.1 seconds|
|1st||Emerald Jack||2 minutes 5.6 seconds|
|2nd||Blue Collar Jack|
|1st||Blue Collar Jack||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|1st||Show Barry||2 minutes 4.6 seconds|
|1st||On A Jeune||2 minutes 3.4 seconds|
|1st||Kattavia||2 minutes 7.5 seconds|
|2nd||Out Of Options|
|1st||Eagle Rhythm||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Bush Padre||2 minutes 4.5 seconds|
|3rd||Spirit Of Westbury|
|1st||Brave Chief||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|