Australian Cup 2018 – Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival
Group 1 $1.5 million Australian Cup – Flemington, Saturday 10 March 2017
The Australian Cup is a Group 1 Weight-for-age race held at Flemington racecourse in the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018 and is held over 2000m and worth prize money of $1.5 million.
The race was first established in 1863 and became a Group 1 race in 1979. It is a brilliant race that is the standout of the middle distance races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival with many of the horses then going onto Sydney for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018 and the 2000m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick with prize money of $4 million beckons for the winner and placegetters.
Australian Cup 2018 – Tips and betting
Australian Cup Tips are sent out the day before race day and on race day our Late Mail email with the final look at the race from iTipsports exclusive Melbourne Racing Tips analyst Pete Brinky. Pete is one of Australia’s most informed and best judges of Racing form for over 25 years and he will be there with all of the form and tips for a big Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018.
Melbourne Racing Tips
iTipsports Racing provides Melbourne Racing Expert Tips to subscribers the day before race day with an email and easy to read form sheet with selections, prices, rating and commentary to make sure you are informed for the days Racing.
Australian Cup Market and Odds
A difficult market to analyse at the moment as Winx and Humidor are both in but one or either unlikely. It is a brilliant field of gallopers for this years Australian Cup and framing a market for Melbourne Racing Tips is an interesting exercise at this early stage.
$2 – Winx
$7 – Tosen Stardom
$8 – Humidor
$11 – Johannes Vermeer, Harlem, Gailo Chop
$13 – Hartnell, The Taj Mahal
$16 – Happy Clapper, Bonneval, Almandin
$21 – Jon Snow, Cliffs Edge, Lizzie L’Amour
About the Australian Cup
The 2017 Australian Cup was won by the brilliant Humidor beating the just as brilliant favourite Jameka and Exospheric. The Australian Cup is a race for elite gallopers and has a long history of producing winners who quite often go on to be stars of the Australian turf.
Some of those gallopers that have won the Australian Cup include Zipping (2010), Makybe Diva (2005), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2003 & 2001), Octagonal (1997), Saintly (1996), Better Loosen Up (1991) and Vo Rogue (1990-89).
The St George Stakes held at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes day 25 February is a great guide in recent years with Fiorente (2014), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2001), Dane Ripper (1998), Let’s Elope (1992) & Vo Rogue (1989) all taking out the St George Stakes & Australian Cup double.