The David Jones Cup field generally consists of runners trying to make a transition from shorter distances to the longer distances of races later in the season. Baughurst, who won in 2008 and 2009, went on to get second place in the 2008 Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup and third place in the 2008 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Also, 2009 second place getter Shocking went on to win the Melbourne Cup and 2006 winner Maybe Better won the Group 3 Saab Quality before placing third in the Melbourne Cup of the same year.
As you can see, the David Jones Cup field can consist of real contenders. You just need to keep in mind that many of the horses have had little experience at this distance. Watch the race for hints on how the runners might perform later in the season, but go with a horse that is already known to run well at 2000 metres and beyond when actually betting on the David Jones Cup field at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 David Jones Cup Field
The 2016 David Jones Cup field is shaping up to be one of the more impressive selections of horses to have run in this race. With a range of well-known stables expressing intent to nominate horses for the 2016 David Jones Cup field, we are no doubt in for a bumper event. Keep an eye out here for the David Jones Cup field, and happy punting!
The 2016 David Jones Cup field is below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||611653×431||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||John O’Shea||Hugh Bowman||1||59kg||108|
|2||x21377x056||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||6||59kg||108|
|3||x231515902||MAURUS (GB)||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||9||55.5kg||101|
|4||1x0649x549||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||5||54.5kg||99|
|5||115x0x00x3||BRING SOMETHING||Ken Keys||Craig Newitt||7||54kg||96|
|6||71x110x266||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Dwayne Dunn||13||54kg||95|
|7||6x7733x867||DE LITTLE ENGINE||Danny O’Brien||Damian Lane||4||54kg||93|
|8||001310×793||TARQUIN||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||10||54kg||91|
|9||8689x10x72||BLIZZARD (NZ)||Emma-Lee & David Browne||Zac Purton||8||54kg||90|
|10||0x0006x702||CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR)||Darren Weir||Michael Dee (a)||11||54kg||90|
|11||113x67x661||NOZOMI||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||12||54kg||89|
|12||5462102×09||ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||Ben E Thompson (a)||3||54kg||88|
|13||7560x90x07||HONORIUS||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2||54kg||87|
2016 David Jones Cup Nominations
The David Jones Cup nominations usually feature a range of decent handicappers. Because of its 2000m distance, you tend to get a few milers and a few stayers among the David Jones Cup nominations. The 2016 David Jones Cup nominations will be published here on Tuesday, October 11th.