David Jones Cup Field

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.

2017 David Jones Cup Field

The 2017 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 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 2017 David Jones Cup field is below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9210x71x04 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 4 58kg 104
2 8x3010x368 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Ben Melham 10 57kg 102
3 x031x270x0 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 8 56.5kg 101
4 28x337x764 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Mark Zahra 6 56kg 100
5 3x1106x735 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) James Cummings Craig Williams 2 56kg 100
6 2676142460 EXTRA ZERO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3 55kg 98
7 166214×270 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield 9 54kg 93
8 231x2x2127 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 11 54kg 90
9 0607935727 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie Stan Tsaikos 1 54kg 86
10 113214113 KIWIA Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 54kg 85
11 1513059×11 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Ben Allen (a) 5 54kg 80

2017 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 2017 David Jones Cup nominations will be published here on Tuesday, October 10th.