The Cranbourne Cup is a Open Handicap open handicap race held annually on a Sunday at Cranbourne racecourse during the Melbourne Spring racing carnival in mid October. The race is run over a distance of 2025 metres and worth $300,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Cranbourne Cup was won by Octabello from Sully with Furrion third.
Cranbourne racecourse is located around 43 kilometres south-east of Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway in Victoria. Held one day after Caulfield Guineas Day at Caulfield, the Cranbourne Cup is one of the bigger country cups on the provincial circuit.
|Date:||Sunday 14th October 2018|
|Track:||Cranbourne racecourse, Cranbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Cranbourne Cup is an above average country cup with good prizemoney and is one of the bigger country cups on the racing calendar each year. The race tends to attract more than handy types most of the time who will continue to perform well in similar type country cups throughout the spring.
In recent times the Cranbourne Cup has produced a Sandown Classic winner in Sertorious (2nd in 2013), Melbourne Cup runner-up, On a Jeune (2004), and a Caulfield Cup third placegetter, Barbaricus (2nd in 2008).
International galloper Folkswood (2017) was having his first run in Australia when he proved much too good for his rivals in this event and recent Cranbourne Cup winners include Master Reset (2016) and Digitalism (2015).
This race has proven an average guide to the major staying races in Melbourne during the spring carnival over the years. The winner is usually just a handy stayer who is competitive in the city and stronger than the country class horses who normally contest this race.
Having said that, Pakal (2013) managed to win the Gr3 Carlyon Cup at Caulfield the following autumn, while Sertorius (2nd in 2013) won the listed Bendigo Cup at Bendigo, finished second in the Gr2 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, before winning the Sandown Classic at Sandown. Vatuvei (8th in 2012) then won the Gr2 Moonee Valley Cup at Moonee Valley.
On a Jeune (2004) finished second in the 2005 Melbourne Cup the following year and Barbaricus (2nd in 2008) went on to run third next start in the Caulfield Cup before running second in the Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes on Derby Day.
Gate open at 10:30am
Kids under 18: Free
Members Reserve tickets - $25.00
No BYO Alcohol
Cranbourne Turf Club
Grant Street, Cranbourne
PO Box 37, Victoria 3977
Tel: 03-5996 1300
Cranbourne race track has a circumference of 1700m with long runs to the first turns in all race starts. It has an uphill run from the 600m to the winning post and a straight length of 300m. The surface is well grassed and irrigated and the track races well all year round.
1. $4.40 Folkswood 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $18.00 Berisha 55.5 Ryan Maloney
3. $31.00 Grey Lion 54.0 Dean Yendall
4. $10.00 Our Century 54.0 Beau Mertens
5. $6.50 Nozomi 54.0 Craig Williams
6. $5.50 Cool Chap 55.0 Regan Bayliss
7. $7.50 Moonovermanhattan 54.0 Damian Lane
8. $51.00 Red Alto 54.0 Michael Walker
9. $16.00 Spanish Reef 54.0 Ben Thompson
10. $7.00 Lizzie L’Amour 57.0 Damien Oliver
11. $71.00 Magnapal 54.0 Ms Nikita Beriman
12. $26.00 Guardini 58.5 Brad Rawiller
Margins: 2.75 len, 0.20 len
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|2016||Master Reset||Adirondack||Great Esteem||1:37.1|
|2014||Mourinho||More than Sacred||Le Roi||2:06.4|
|2012||Midnight Martini||Streets Away||Streaky Fella||2:06.8|
|2011||Boom N Zoom||Paddy OReilly||Ginga Dude||2:06.6|
|2007||Emerald Jack||Blue Collar Jack||El Pretender||2:05.6|
|2006||Blue Collar Jack||Octrivia||Professional Lady||2:06.5|
|2005||Show Barry||Tosen Dandy (Jpn)||Irish Crusader||2:04.6|
|2004||On A Jeune||Da Capo||Bedouin||2:03.4|
|2003||Kattavia||Out Of Options||Pinstripe||2:07.5|
|2001||Bush Padre||Captivator||Spirit Of Westbury||2:04.5|
|1998||Lisas Game||Rover||Hurricane Storm||2:06.4|
|1997||Sweet Delight||Rover||Waterford Road||2:02.9|
|1996||Hereditas||Dancing Sun||Brilliant Poet||2:03.9|
|1995||Waikikamukau||Yes Indeed||Sky Burner||2:07.1|
|1994||Main Strike||Paxmat Will||Sari Club||2:10.4|
|1993||Anfitrion||Golden Serpent||Bon Precieux||2:07.5|
|1992||Big Barron||Malahide||Stylish Twig||2:11.7|
|1991||Newbury Star||Centro||Imperial Salute||2:05.1|
|1990||Universal Ambition||Rays Hope||Charged||2:08.6|
|1989||Our Watchman||Cosign||Our Magic Man||2:11.3|
|1988||Celtic Spirit||Toyed||Algonquin Club||2:08.6|
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup was postponed due to inclement spring weather, forcing the race to be held in March 2017 during the autumn.