Moonee Valley Gold Cup

Looking for early info on this year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

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The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a Group 2 staying event for potential Melbourne Cup horses taking place at The Valley on Cox Plate Day each October.

Contested over 2500m at set weights plus penalties, the race offers $500,000 in prize money and serves as a key lead-up into the Group 1 $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Prince Of Penzance won the 2014 Moonee Valley Gold Cup and returned to finish second in 2015 before his subsequent Melbourne Cup victory at 100/1!

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,500 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set Weights + Penaltis
  • Qualification: Four-Years-Old and Upwards
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1883
  • 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Winner: Miami Bound

moonee valley gold cup 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 24, 2020. 

  1. #11 Miami Bound
  2. #4 Shared Ambition
  3. #8 Oceanex

The Danny O’Brien-trained VRC Oaks winner from last spring, Miami Bound ($26), was excellent saluting in an upset 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup result with a 2.5 length victory over the beaten favourite Shared Ambition ($4.20F) ahead of the $8 million Melbourne Cup.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 4 54kg $26
2 4 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 2.5L 7 56kg $4.20F
3 8 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall 3L 6 55kg $10
4 3 ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Billy Egan 4L 3 56kg $31
5 1 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 4.2L 12 57kg $19
6 7 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 4.7L 2 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $5.50
7 9 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5.45L 11 55kg $18
8 10 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller William Pike 9.95L 8 55kg $9.50
9 12 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 10.7L 9 53kg $8
10 5 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith John Allen 14.45L 10 55kg $7
11 6 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 29.45L 1 55kg $21
12 2 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 31.45L 5 56.5kg $16
SCRATCHED 13 SUPER GIRL Josh Julius Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

moonee valley Gold Cup Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Gold Cupto win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Gold Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Gold Cup to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Moonee Valley Gold Cup

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Moonee Valley Gold Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Moonee Valley Gold Cup here once betting opens.

Which Horse Will Win The moonee valley gold Cup

The best way to pick who will win the Moonee Valley Gold Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Genuine Stayers – The race is contested over 2500m and is often won by a dour stayer looking towards a Melbourne Cup bid.
  • Double Figures – Plenty of recent Moonee Valley Gold Cup winners jumped around the $10 – $15 mark in betting. 
  • Past Editions – Many gallopers that do well in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup results contested the previous season’s edition of the race.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Favourites

Early favourites in 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting include the Chris Waller-trained Shared Ambition and the Japanese-bred Hush Writer

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2020 Field

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2020 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup final field features 13 Melbourne Cup hopefuls led in betting by the Chris Waller-trained Shared Ambition who scratched out of Wednesday’s Group 3 Geelong Cup in favour of this Cox Plate Day assignment.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x9748x004 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 13 57kg 96
2 6x7000x324 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 103
3 46416341×0 ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Billy Egan 3 56kg 107
4 x3103x0925 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 8 56kg 103
5 x9070x3x58 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith John Allen 11 55kg 106
6 1x8x58x036 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 1 55kg 104
7 05x532x522 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2 55kg 102
8 x07511x000 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall 7 55kg 105
9 x0352x6780 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 12 55kg 99
10 23311×2822 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller William Pike 9 55kg 95
11 11x84x4066 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 5 54kg 101
12 52×0252454 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 10 53kg 93
13 4143×15093 SUPER GIRL Josh Julius Michael Dee 4 53kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2020 Tips

Favourite: #4 Shared Ambition ($4 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Sound ($6.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #6 Levendi ($21 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog

moonee Valley Gold Cup Race Day

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup takes place on Saturday, the 24th of October, 2020 as part of Cox Plate Day with racing headlined by the $5 million W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) – there are five other Group status support races on the Cox Plate Day card. They are the:

  • Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m)
  • Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m)
  • Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m)
  • Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m).

moonee valley gold cup 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section. 

Moonee valley gold cup 2020 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of October, 2020.

The 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup nominations attracted a bumper 28 early entries looking towards a Melbourne Cup run in November.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 46416341×0 ETAH JAMES (NZ) M 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 56kg 107
2 11x84x4066 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 2 54kg 101
3 4x9748x004 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 8 Archie Alexander 3 57kg 96
4 x07511x000 OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 4 55kg 105
5 5138x5138x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani 5 57kg 107
6 6x7000x324 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 56.5kg 103
7 13770×7006 AZURO (FR) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 56.5kg 99
8 122107×407 INVERLOCH (IRE) G 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 56.5kg 100
9 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody 9 56.5kg 107
10 111×4514 SKYWARD (FR) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 56.5kg 105
11 0684x9x504 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 6 Symon Wilde 11 56kg 89
12 1x4679x033 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 12 56kg 103
13 x3103x0925 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 13 56kg 103
14 321023×693 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody 14 56kg 102
15 1x410x4431 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15 56kg 104
16 x4x1x1736x COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 16 56kg 95
17 x9070x3x58 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 7 Lindsey Smith 17 55kg 106
18 1x8x58x036 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 18 55kg 104
19 05x532x522 SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney 19 55kg 102
20 542230×644 NAVAL WARFARE (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 20 55kg 88
21 218×016116 CREEDENCE G 6 Matt Cumani 21 55kg 99
22 x0352x6780 CARIF H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 22 55kg 99
23 41x7811x18 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 23 55kg 101
24 12432×0602 GOOD IDEA G 6 Phillip Stokes 24 55kg 83
25 52×0252454 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 25 53kg 93
26 4143×15093 SUPER GIRL M 6 Josh Julius 26 53kg 80
27 0x63112314 LUNAR FLARE M 5 Grahame Begg 27 53kg 74
28 23311×2822 SELINO (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 28 55kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

moonee valley gold cup 2020 Weights

Set weights plus conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of October, 2020 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section. 

moonee valley gold cup 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 21st of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section.

moonee valley gold cup 2020 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 21st of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section.

moonee valley gold cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 24th of October, 2020

moonee valley gold cup Prize Money

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $300,000
2nd $90,000
3rd $45,000
4th $22,500
5th $12,500
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000

moonee valley gold cup Race Number

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is set to run as Moonee Valley Race 8 at 3:30pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 24th of October, 2020. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

moonee valley gold cup 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup has been released.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Moonee Valley Gold Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Moonee Valley Gold CUp Winners

Winners of the Moonee Valley Gold Cup going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Miami Bound  2 minutes 39.66 seconds
2nd Shared Ambition
3rd Oceanex
2019
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Hunting Horn 2 minutes 39.48 seconds
2nd Mr Quickie
3rd Downdraft
2018
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Ventura Storm 2 minutes 34.34 seconds (R)
2nd Trap For Fools
3rd Libran
2017
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Who Shot Thebarman 2 minutes 37.38 seconds
2nd Libran
3rd Cismontane
2016
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Grand Marshal 2 minutes 41.42 seconds
2nd Who Shot Thebarman
3rd Pentathlon
2015
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The United States 2 minutes 34.4 seconds
2nd Prince Of Penzance
3rd Bohemian Lily
2014
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Prince Of Penzance 2 minutes 36.0 seconds
2nd Le Roi
3rd Au Revoir
2013
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 36.9 seconds
2nd Shoreham
3rd Gotta Take Care
2012
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Vatuvei 2 minutes 35.73 seconds
2nd Reuben Percival
3rd Ironstein
2011
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Americain 2 minutes 36.41 seconds
2nd Tullamore
3rd Illo
2010
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 38.94 seconds
2nd Above Average
3rd Capecover
2009
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The Sportsman 2 minutes 37.3 seconds
2nd Irazu
3rd Think Money
2008
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallopin 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Ice Chariot
2007
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallic 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Lazer Sharp
3rd Jukebox Johnny
2006
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 38.9 seconds
2nd Show Barry
3rd Gallic
2005
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Umbula 2 minutes 45.1 seconds
2nd Bazelle
3rd Kindjhal
2004
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Another Warrior 2 minutes 37.1 seconds
2nd Rizon
3rd Hard To Get
2003
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Frightening 2 minutes 38.5 seconds
2nd Legible
3rd County Tyrone
2002
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Thong Classic 2 minutes 40.9 seconds
2nd Rain Gauge
3rd Mr Prudent
2001
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Rain Gauge 2 minutes 37.6 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Westbury
3rd Big Pat
2000
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Yippyio 2 minutes 41.3 seconds
2nd Brew
3rd Cronus