Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, January 14, 2023|
|Location:||Ascot Racecourse, Perth|
The Perth Cup is one of Australia’s first major races of the new year and is a must-watch event for the west of the country.
A Group 2 event worth $500,000, the Perth Cup is held under handicap conditions and is conducted at Western Australia’s premier track, Ascot Racecourse.
The 2023 Perth Cup has been rescheduled following a fall in the race on January 1.
2023 Perth Cup betting odds
The Perth Cup odds as of January 14 look like this:
- Alaskan God – $4.00
- Truly Inspired – $5.00
- Buster Bash – $6.00
- Neufbosc – $7.50
- Mystery Island (2E) – $8.50
- Pure Devotion – $13.00
- Dom To Shoot – $16.00
Complete Perth Cup odds available at Ladbrokes.
Best Perth Cup bookmakers
When the year comes to a close racing focus shifts to the west of the country, with plenty of action geared towards the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
After the Group 1 events are done and out of the way the Perth Cup gets all the attention, with markets usually in place at least a fortnight in advance of the race.
Latest Perth Cup News
Perth Cup betting strategy
As with any major race in Western Australia, it pays to follow the Bob Peters’ owned runners.
In 2018 Material Man managed to break a run of three-straight Perth Cup victories for Peters, but his horse Royal Star still managed to round out the placings.
In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2014 for a Bob Peters runner not to place in the Perth Cup.
As a general rule, any horse donning the pink and white in a Perth group race is going to be hard to beat, but in particular the Perth Cup.
Previous Perth Cup Fields
Plenty of stayers of the West have won the Perth Cup. Check out the previous fields here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Trap For Fools Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 9 59kg 2 Platoon Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 13 56kg 3 Neufbosc Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3 55.5kg 4 Tellem We’re Comin Daniel Morton Joseph Azzopardi 15 54.5kg 5 Marocchino Lou Luciani Peter Knuckey 6 53.5kg 6 Bad Wolf Ashley Maley Jerry Noske 2 53kg 7 Bella’s Idol Summer Dickson Natasha Faithfull 16 53kg 8 Black Shadow Jim Taylor Jason Brown 11 53kg 9 Cockney Crew Kieran McDonagh Shaun McGruddy 10 53kg 10 Come Right Back Adam Durrant Laqdar Ramoly 8 53kg 11 Divine Shadow Brett Pope Jade McNaught 14 53kg 12 Midnight Blue Grant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery 4 53kg 13 Paddy’s Shadow Raquel Williams Shaun O’Donnell 12 53kg 14 Pure Devotion Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 5 53kg 15 Stafford’s Lad Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 1 53kg 16 Truly Reliable Ray Vincent Shelby Bowtell 7 53kg
2022 Perth Cup result
Recent Perth Cup runnings
- The Peters Investments and Grant and Alana Williams show rolled on without Willie Pike in the Group 2 Perth Cup. Pat Carberry won the Cup in 2001 on Lottila Bay, and he gave the favourite Midnight Blue a pearler to claim the 2022 Perth Cup. Third in the Perth Cup twelve months ago, the son of So You Think hit the line strongly to defeat Paddy’s Shadow by a half-length, with Platoon a long neck back in third.
- A Group 3 winner in France and second in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, Neufbosc arrived in Australia with great expectations but quickly wore out his welcome at Lindsay Park. However, Neville Parnham put plenty of time into this son of Mastercraftsman and was duely rewarded in the 2021 Perth Cup. After being caught three-wide the trip under his 60kgs, race favourite Truly Great looked like holding Neufbosc everywhere until the final 50 metres when the son of Dundeel grudgingly gave way in the last few strides.
- A patient ride from William Pike helped Mississippi Delta score a thrilling win from last in the Perth Cup. Starting the $3.50 favourite, Pike appeared to be in trouble when Mississippi Delta was shuffled back to last and still at the tail on the corner. But in the champion jockey’s typical fashion, he hooked the classy mare to the outside and she let down with a powerful burst.
- Star Western Australian jockey delivered a masterful performance to guide Bob Peters’ owned Star Exhibit to a second Perth Cup. The pre-race betting was all about the fellow Peters runner Action, and once William Pike took the favourite to the front in the straight the race looked sewn up. Star Exhibit surged to the line late however to secure Bob Peters a record eighth Perth Cup.
- In one of the tightest finishes in recent Perth Cup history Material Man held out Pounamu in a photo finish. Material Man took to the front early in the piece, but conceded the lead to Trap For Fools to get a beautiful tail into the race. As the straight approached the leader began to wilt, but the run appeared and Material Man pounced. The winner looked like he had pinched a winning break but Pounamu found an opening on the inside and surged to the line like a steamtrain but narrowly missed out on toppling Material Man.
- The Bob Peters runners fought out the finish in the 2016 NYE Perth Cup with Star Exhibit just holding on from a fast-finishing Neverland. After settling midfield, Star Exhibit came four wide at the turn and looked to have the race in hand before Neverland began to flash on the outside. It was impossible to tell on the line, with a photo having to separate the pair. For the second year running Neverland ran second in the Perth Cup.
- Delicacy was the main fancy of the punters heading into the 2016 Perth Cup and the favourite didn’t let them down, even if there was a moment of panic heading into the straight. With a wall of horses in front of Peter Hall, the jockey launched a run down the inside and the rails gap appeared. Delicacy then quickened like a favourite should, running down stablemate Neverland on the line to win the Cup. Real Love ran third to complete a Perth Cup trifecta for Bob Peters.
- Bob Peters’ love affair with the Perth Cup continued as front-runner Real Love completed a start-to-finish win underneath William Pike. Spearing out to an early lead Real Love ambled along untroubled in front, and when the moment came the horse responded, delivering a dominant Perth Cup performance.
- In one of the more imporbable Perth Cup victories, Black Tycoon pierced his way to the front to claim the prize, beating a wall of horses to the line. Coming to the turn Black Tycoon was buried in the second half of the field and looked bereft of hope but gun hoop Damien Oliver found the gap and the horse obliged, surging to the line to beat out God Has Spoken, which came hard on the outside.
Past Perth Cup winners list
|Perth CupPast Winners|
|2022||Midnight Blue||Patrick Carbery||Grant & Alana Williams|
|2021||Neufbosc||Chris Parnham||Neville Parnham|
|2020||Mississippi Delta||William Pike||Grant & Alana Williams|
|2019||Star Exhibit||Peter Hall||Adam Durrant|
|2018||Material Man||Lucy Warwick||Justin Warwick|
|2017||Star Exhibit||Jarrod Noske||Geoff Durrant & Jason Miller|
|2016||Delicacy||Peter Hall||Grant Williams|
|2015||Real Love||William Pike||Adam Durrant|
|2014||Black Tycoon||Damien Oliver||Justin Warwick|
|2013||Talent Show||Jarrad Noske||Graeme Ballantyne|
|2012||Western Jewel||Kyra Yuill||Grant Williams|
|2011||Guest Wing||Brad Parnham||Shane Edwards|
|2010||Lords Randsom||Alan Kennedy||Adam Durrant|
|2009||Guyno||Jason Whiting||Lou Luciani|
|2008||Cats Fun||Damien Oliver||Michael Grant|
|2007||Respect||Jason Whiting||Paul Cave|
|2006||Black Tom||Peter Hall||Frank Maynard|
|2005||Crown Prosecutor||William Pike||Lindsey Smith|
|2004||King Canute||Jason Whiting||Lou Luciani|
|2003||Tumeric||John Claite||Alan Mathews|
|2002||Cardinal Colours||Neil Chapman||Michael Miller|
|2001||Lottila Bay||Patrick Carbery||Alan Mathews|
|2000||Luna Tudor||Jason Brown||Neville Parnham|
Perth Cup winners pre-2000
|Perth Cup Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1999||King Of Saxony|
|1998||Heed The Toll|
|1990||Word Of Honour|
|1988||Linc The Leopard|
|1921||Earl Of Seafield|