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The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed 2025m event held at Cranbourne Racecourse the Sunday after Caulfield Guineas Day in Melbourne.
2020 Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #13 Future Score
- 2nd: #10 Odeon
- 3rd: #2 Dr Drill
Cranbourne Cup News
The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October each spring racing season.
It takes place on the Sunday after Melbourne hosts a four-Group 1 race meeting for Caulfield Guineas Day.
Held under open handicap conditions over a distance of 2025m, the Cranbourne Cup is an exciting provincial cup event. Prize money of $400,000 makes the Cranbourne Cup one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.
For several reasons, including the prize money and inclusion in several horse’s campaigns, the Cranbourne Cup ranks as a fairly important race in comparison to its status and often attracts smart stayers heading towards tougher spring assignments.
One of the better lead up races to this event is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield, while the Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500m) stands to grow in importance as an additional lead up event.
Those horses which have a decent run in the Cranbourne Cup might go on to 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 2020 Cranbourne Cup ran on Sunday October 11, 2020 and was won in an upset by Future Score.
|Cranbourne Cup 2020|
|Date:||Sunday October 11, 2020|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2020 Cranbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #13 Future Score
- 2nd: #10 Odeon
- 3rd: #2 Dr Drill
An outstanding Fred Kersley ride saw the Matt Cumani-trained Future Score ($15) storm home to secure a nearly two length upset in the 2020 Cranbourne Cup results over fellow double-figure hopeful Odeon ($13), while last year’s winner Dr Drill ($3.50) ran third as the beaten favourite.
|1||13||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||8||56kg||$15|
|2||10||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Jamie Kah||1.75L||14||56.5kg||$13|
|3||2||DR DRILL (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||2.5L||1||60kg||$3.50F|
|4||12||POLLY GREY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2.6L||10||56kg||$9|
|5||6||PLEIN CIEL (GER)||Danny O’Brien||Billy Egan||3.6L||3||58kg||$6|
|6||11||SHOT OF IRISH||Richard Laming||Jamie Mott||4.6L||6||56kg||$8.50|
|7||4||INVERLOCH (IRE)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Dee||4.7L||4||59kg||$21|
|8||1||TRAP FOR FOOLS||Lindsey Smith||Declan Bates||5L||12||62kg||$17|
|9||15||TAVIRUN (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Damien Oliver||5.1L||13||56kg||$13|
|10||3||FURRION (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||5.3L||11||59kg||$41|
|11||7||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||5.4L||9||57.5kg||$21|
|12||16e||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||William Pike||5.9L||7||56kg||$21|
|13||14||EXASPERATE||Matthew Brown||Brian Higgins||9.9L||2||56kg||$31|
|14||5||KENTUCKY BREEZE||Levi Kavanagh||Luke Currie||11.15L||15||58kg||$51|
|15||17e||NAIVASHA||Danny O’Brien||Jye McNeil||99L||5||56kg||$61|
|18e||DON’T DOUBT DORY||Julien Welsh||Patrick Moloney||0|
|19e||IRISH FLAME (NZ)||Brett Scott||Michael Walker||0|
|8||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Craig Newitt||0|
|9||NONCONFORMIST||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2020 Cranbourne Cup Odds
The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2020 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.
2020 Cranbourne Cup Field
The Cranbourne Cup field has in the past attracted some top quality stayers. You’ll often see a fairly even mix of metro runners alongside country horses in the Cranbourne Cup field. Runners in the Cranbourne Cup field may come via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier or even be dropping in grade from the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) held that same weekend at Caulfield.
The 2020 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Thursday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.
The Cranbourne Cup 2020 field features a capacity line-up of stayers including the defending champion Dr Drill looking to atone for his last in the Group 3 Naturalism and the Grahame Begg-trained favourite Nonconformist.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||3x9070x3x5||TRAP FOR FOOLS||Lindsey Smith||Declan Bates||15||62kg||106|
|2||15x3010x50||DR DRILL (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||1||60kg||102|
|3||35x5021x00||FURRION (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||13||59kg||100|
|4||2122107×40||INVERLOCH (IRE)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Dee||5||59kg||100|
|5||48x8100x69||KENTUCKY BREEZE||Levi Kavanagh||Luke Currie||19||58kg||98|
|6||570×314282||PLEIN CIEL (GER)||Danny O’Brien||Billy Egan||4||58kg||98|
|7||0x507x0636||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||11||57.5kg||101|
|8||04x356x805||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Craig Newitt||3||57.5kg||101|
|9||331121×37||NONCONFORMIST||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||8||56.5kg||95|
|10||142635×724||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Jamie Kah||17||56.5kg||95|
|11||x651121x82||SHOT OF IRISH||Richard Laming||Jamie Mott||7||56kg||94|
|12||652×025245||POLLY GREY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||12||56kg||93|
|13||211x1253x6||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||10||56kg||91|
|14||501211×373||EXASPERATE||Matthew Brown||Brian Higgins||2||56kg||90|
|15||3×07521342||TAVIRUN (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Damien Oliver||16||56kg||88|
|16e||x887256x08||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||William Pike||9||56kg||88|
|17e||5x2110x380||NAIVASHA||Danny O’Brien||Jye McNeil||6||56kg||82|
|18e||1311×135||DON’T DOUBT DORY||Julien Welsh||Patrick Moloney||18||56kg||77|
|19e||7x996x3352||IRISH FLAME (NZ)||Brett Scott||Michael Walker||14||56kg||77|
|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.
The Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Cranbourne Cup Results
|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|