Looking for early info on this year’s Roma Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Roma Cup is a Group 3 race taking place at Ascot Racecourse in Perth. With a $160,000 prize purse and an open qualification, it attracts the best local sprinting talent each year.
This race itself serves as an excellent lead in to the Belmont Sprint, taking place a fortnight later.
Roma Cup 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
- Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Perth Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1966
- 2020 Roma Cup Winner: Vega Magic ($4)
Roma cup 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Roma Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020.
- #2 Vega Magic
- #8 The Velvet King
- #6 Durendal
|1||2||VEGA MAGIC||Sean & Jake Casey||Patrick Carbery||3||58.5kg||$4|
|2||8||THE VELVET KING||Darren McAuliffe||Mitchell Pateman||0.26L||12||58.5kg||$9|
|3||6||DURENDAL||Chris Gangemi||Shaun McGruddy||0.29L||11||58.5kg||$61|
|4||11||FLIRTINI||Simon A Miller||Joseph Azzopardi||0.31L||4||56.5kg||$4|
|5||10||ANGELIC RULER||Daniel & Ben Pearce||William Pike||0.93L||9||56.5kg||$3.80F|
|6||7||TAXAGANO||Fred Kersley||Peter Hall||1.79L||1||58.5kg||$71|
|7||12||ELECTRIC LIGHT||Adam Durrant||Ms Jade McNaught (a)||1.95L||8||56.5kg||$31|
|8||5||DISPOSITION||Chris Gangemi||Shaun O’Donnell||2.21L||5||58.5kg||$81|
|9||3||GATTING||Darren McAuliffe||Ms Lucy Warwick||2.25L||10||58.5kg||$26|
|10||9||PERFECT JEWEL||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||2.31L||2||56.5kg||$41|
|11||4||MAN BOOKER||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||3.22L||6||58.5kg||$8|
|12||1||BLACK HEART BART||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||7.97L||7||58.5kg||$16|
Roma Cup Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Roma Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Roma Cup|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Roma Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Roma 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 Roma 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 Roma Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Roma Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Roma 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 Roma Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Roma Cup
- Join up 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 Roma Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Roma Cup 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the 2020 Roma 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 Roma Cup once betting opens right here.
Which Horse Will Win The Roma Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Roma 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:
- Best Lead Up – The Winterbottom Stakes is your best Group level predictor for this race.
- Local Horses – This race usually doesn’t see much in the way of a threats from interstate.
Roma Cup Favourites
Early favourites to win the 2020 Roma Cup include Group 1 winner Vega Magic who has an outstanding record at the track (7:5-0-0), last start Black-Type winner at Ascot Angelic Ruler and Simon Miller’s in-form mare Flirtini.
Roma Cup 2020 Field
The official 2020 Roma Cup field of sprinters is released by Perth Racing the Wednesday of the event and will be available in full below.
The 2020 Roma Cup final field features a dozen star gallopers including multiple Group 1 winning veteran Black Heart Bart and the returning Gatting who has form around All Star Mile champion Regal Power.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x80129x68x||BLACK HEART BART||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||7||58.5kg||113|
|2||8x140x0x8x||VEGA MAGIC||Sean & Jake Casey||Patrick Carbery||3||58.5kg||113|
|3||251502752x||GATTING||Darren McAuliffe||Ms Lucy Warwick||10||58.5kg||112|
|4||45x8001x1x||MAN BOOKER||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||6||58.5kg||110|
|5||443707725x||DISPOSITION||Chris Gangemi||Shaun O’Donnell||5||58.5kg||93|
|6||9x395x60x4||DURENDAL||Chris Gangemi||Shaun McGruddy||11||58.5kg||102|
|7||641441213x||TAXAGANO||Fred Kersley||Peter Hall||1||58.5kg||97|
|8||412x21360x||THE VELVET KING||Darren McAuliffe||Mitchell Pateman||12||58.5kg||102|
|9||30x930481x||PERFECT JEWEL||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||2||56.5kg||94|
|10||32x2320x21||ANGELIC RULER||Daniel & Ben Pearce||William Pike||9||56.5kg||101|
|11||9x31156x32||FLIRTINI||Simon A Miller||Joseph Azzopardi||4||56.5kg||102|
|12||24x75184x3||ELECTRIC LIGHT||Adam Durrant||Ms Jade McNaught (a)||8||56.5kg||98|
Roma Cup 2020 Tips
Favourite: Vega Magic ($3 at time of publish)
Best Bet: Flirtini ($4.40 at time of publish).
Best Roughie: Perfect Jewel ($41 at time of publish).
Roma Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
Roma Cup Barrier Draw
The 2020 Roma Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race. The official Roma Cup barriers will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section.
Roma Cup Nominations
Nominations close at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, the 12th of May, 2020.
Roma Cup Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of May, 2020.
Roma Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official Roma Cup acceptances will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section.
Roma Cup Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 2 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official Roma Cup jockeys will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section.
Roma Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at 10:00 AM on the morning of Roma Cup Day – Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.
Roma Cup Prize Money
The Roma Cup prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Roma Cup Race Number
The Roma Cup is race number 8 on the 16th of May, 2020. There are eight races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.
Roma Cup 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 Roma Cup has been released.
Roma Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Roma Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Free-to-air: Seven Network
Radio: Radio Sport National
Roma Cup Winners
Winners of the Roma Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2020||Vega Magic||Sean & Jake Casey||Patrick Carbery||58.5 kgs||1:11.05|
|2019||Vital Silver||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Peter Hall||58.5 kgs||1:10.64|
|2018||Rock Magic||Chris Gangemi||William Pike||58.5 kgs||1:10.17|
|2017||Rock Magic||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||58.5 kgs||1:12.50|
|2016||Battle Hero||Grant Williams||William Pike||58.5 kgs||1:10.54|
|2015||Luckygray||Trevor Andrews||Shaun O’Donnell||58.5 kgs||1:12.24|
|2014||Magnifisio||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown||56.5 kgs||1:11.23|
|2013||Power Princess||Simon A Miller||Peter Knuckey||56.5 kgs||1:10.65|
|2012||Luckygray||Gino Poletti||Shaun O’Donnell||58.5 kgs||1:11.13|
|2011||Grand Nirvana||Fred Kersley||Daniel Staeck||58.5 kgs||1:10.32|
|2010||Vain Raider||Jim Taylor||John Claite||58.5 kgs||1:10.60|
|2009||Grand Nirvana||Fred Kersley||Daniel Staeck||57 kgs||1:10.68|
|2008||El Presidente||Bruce Watkins||John Claite||58.5 kgs||1:10.18|
|2007||No Questions||Trevor Andrews||Paul Harvey||56 kgs||1:10.17|
|2006||Is Amazing||Fred Kersley||Shaun McGruddy||55 kgs||1:09.94|
|2005||Avenida Madero||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown||55 kgs||1:12.91|
|2004||Modem||Trevor Andrews||Paul Harvey||57.5 kgs||1:10.62|
|2003||Tribula||Arthur Mortimer||Alana Williams||55 kgs||1:10.49|
|2002||Kaprats||Warren Radford||Paul King||57.5 kgs||1:10.75|
|2001||Secret Remedy||Neville Parnham||Tim Stubberfield||56.5 kgs||1:11.41|
|2000||Star System||Frankie Maynard||Paul Harvey||57.5 kgs||1:10.42|