Looking for early info on this year’s Moonee Valley Vase? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
The Moonee Valley Vase is a Group 2 event contested at The Valley in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
A support act on the popular Cox Plate Day program, the Vase is run over 2040m the same distance as the meeting’s iconic Group 1 Cox Plate.
Offering $300,000 in prize money and open only to three-year-olds, the Moonee Valley Vase is run at set weights and is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) held at Flemington on the Tuesday before the Melbourne Cup.
Efficient (2006) was the last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Vase – Victoria Derby double as a three-year-old.
moonee valley vase 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
- Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,040 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three years olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Prize Purse: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1983
- 2021 Moonee Valley Vase Winner: Forgot You
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Moonee Valley Vase results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 23, 2021.
- #1 Forgot You
- #12 Commander Harry
- #3 Jungle Magnate
Forgot You ($2) is onto the Victoria Derby after the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained favourite ran down the tearaway leader, 100/1 roughie from the same stable Commander Harry, to salute for the punters in the 2021 Moonee Valley Vase results.
Moonee Valley Vase Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Moonee Valley Vase, 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 Vase|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Moonee Valley Vase.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Moonee Valley Vase. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Moonee Valley Vase, 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 Vase, 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 Vase to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Vase 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 Vase 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 Vase, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Moonee Valley Vase in 2021
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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 Vase Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Which Horse Will Win The Moonee Valley Vase in 2021
The best way to pick which horse will win the Moonee Valley Vase is to take into account any previous form at Moonee Valley, assess the barriers and look at their lead-up runs in similar grade / distance races.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Moonee Valley Vase winner include:
- Guineas Lead-Up: The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) has been a great recent guide to the Moonee Valley Vase.
- Boys’ Club: While open to fillies, the colts and geldings have dominated the Moonee Valley Vase results.
- Single-Figure Fancies: Just one horse – Stars Of Carrum ($31 in 2018) – has won the Moonee Valley Vase at double-figures in the past two decades.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Favourites
Early favourites in 2021 Moonee Valley Vase betting include Stutt Stakes winner at the track Forgot You and the Danny O’Brien-trained Blackcomb.
Cherry Tortoni ($2.60 in 2020) followed by Forgot You ($2 in 2021) are the latest Moonee Valley Vase favourites to win.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Field
The official 2021 Moonee Valley Vase field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
A line-up of Victoria Derby types face off in the Moonee Valley Vase 2021 final field with Forgot You the clear favourite to make it three-from-three at the track.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Tips
Favourite: #1 Forgot You ($2 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #1 Forgot You to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #4 El Rocko ($51 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2021 Moonee Valley Vase tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Moonee Valley Vase Race Day 2021
The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase takes place on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021 as part of Cox Plate Day with racing headlined by the $5 million W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) – there are a number of other Group status support races on the Cox Plate Day card including the:
- Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m);
- Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m);
- Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m);
- Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m); and the
- Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m).
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Barrier Draw
The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase barrier draw is conducted the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Vase Field section.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||43×2010||ACHIRA||F||3||Lee & Cherie Curtis||61|
|3||2627||ANTONIO GIOVANNI||C||3||Chris Waller||61|
|4||724×312||AUDREY GIRL||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||63|
|5||32113||BARB RAIDER||F||3||Jerome Hunter||84|
|7||83217×944||BLUSHING TYCOON||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||67|
|8||7×25||CAPITAL LEGEND||G||3||John Sadler||61|
|9||10×760||CELESTIAL FURY (NZ)||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||64|
|10||331||CERBERUS||C||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||72|
|11||3x5x321823||CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ)||C||3||Lindsey Smith||64|
|12||219||COMMANDER HARRY (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||61|
|13||2x738x652||EL ROCKO||C||3||John McArdle||61|
|14||388×3116||FORGOT YOU (NZ)||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||83|
|15||706×15||HITOTSU||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||76|
|16||1×82||JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ)||G||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|17||160×58358||PATTON||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|18||4×853||PHERE THE EX||G||3||Ben & JD Hayes|
|19||8421811||RHINOCEROS (NZ)||C||3||Emma-Lee & David Browne||74|
|20||45×2123||SAMARKAND (NZ)||G||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||64|
|22||5×1||SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ)||C||3||Mitchell Freedman||63|
|23||2231×85||TUTUKAKA (NZ)||G||3||Tony Pike||74|
|24||13||VILLADEN (NZ)||G||3||Chris Waller||63|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Weights
Set weight conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Vase Field section.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of October 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Vase Field section.
Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Vase Field section.
Moonee Valley Vase Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021.
Moonee Valley Vase Prize Money 2021
The Moonee Valley Vase prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Moonee Valley Vase Race Number 2021
The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase race number is scheduled as Moonee Valley Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Moonee Valley Vase Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Moonee Valley Vase Form Guide following final acceptances.
Moonee Valley Vase Live 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Moonee Valley Vase live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Free to air television: Channel 7
moonee valley vase Winners
Winners of the Moonee Valley Vase going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2021 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Forgot You||2 minutes 09.08 seconds|
|2020 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Cherry Tortoni||2 minutes 10.34 seconds|
|3rd||Johnny Get Angry|
|2019 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Soul Patch||2 minutes 06.60 seconds|
|2018 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Stars Of Carrum||2 minutes 05.28 seconds|
|2017 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Aloisia||2 minutes 04.24 seconds|
|2016 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Sacred Elixir||2 minutes 10.94 seconds|
|3rd||So Si Bon|
|2015 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Jameka||2 minutes 6.4 seconds|
|2014 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Moonovermanhattan||2 minutes 6.4 seconds|
|3rd||Go Indy Go|
|2013 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Savvy Nature||2 minutes 5.8 seconds|
|2nd||All Rigged Up|
|2012 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Super Cool||2 minutes 8.25 seconds|
|2nd||It’s A Dundeel|
|2011 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Manawanui||2 minutes 7.14 seconds|
|2010 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Rekindled Interest||2 minutes 7.09 seconds|
|2009 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Hanks||2 minutes 6.2 seconds|
|2008 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Whobegotyou||2 minutes 5.3 seconds|
|2007 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Marching||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|2006 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Efficient||2 minutes 5.2 seconds|
|2005 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Duelled||2 minutes 14.1 seconds|
|2004 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Plastered||2 minutes 7.6 seconds|
|2003 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Kempinsky||2 minutes 7.1 seconds|
|3rd||Lifes A Bounty|
|2002The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Helenus||2 minutes 8 seconds|
|2001 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Ustinov||2 minutes 6.3 seconds|
|2000 The Moonee Valley Vase||1st||Skalato||2 minutes 9.2 seconds|
|3rd||Sale Of Century|