2017 Adelaide Cup Day Results: Annus Mirabilis Wins the Group 1

By: Lucy Henderson
March 13th, 2017

Adelaide Cup Day 2017 Results will be available live all afternoon right here at HorseRacing.com.au as we celebrate the popular Morphettville Racecourse meet headlined by the two-mile $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m).

Annus Mirabillis

2017 Adelaide Cup winner Annus Mirabilis is onto the Sydney Cup in April during ‘The Championships’. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Morphettville racing kicks off this afternoon at 12:42pm (SA time) and the bumper nine-race meeting continues right through until 5:30pm (local).

All the race fans and punters are counting down to the headline event running as Morphettville Race 7 – the 2017 Adelaide Cup results to be announced right here at 4:17pm local time or 4:47pm (AEDT).

Adelaide Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is dominated by Master Of Arts from the powerhouse Darren Weir stable, the grey stallion coming off a traditional lead-up win in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m).

Stay tuned across the Adelaide race card right here for all the Morphettville race results including the announcement of this autumn’s Adelaide Cup winner.

Race 9 (5:30pm) – $60,000 MAC Drunk Driving? GROW UP Handicap (1600m)

  • 1st: #6 Beau Rivage
  • 2nd: #5 Optimize
  • 3rd:  #3 Spiritof Endeavour

Heavily-supported favourite Beau Rivage saluted for the punters in the last to close the Adelaide Cup Day card. The Gordon Richards-trained Monaco Consul four-year-old raced mid-field throughout before moving up and looming around the bend. He quickly chased down the leaders and moved up to take the front spot on the straight, drawing clear to beat the pacemaker Optimize who was brave in defeat off the on-speed run for Matthew Poon in his last ride before heading back to Hong Kong. Spiritof Endeavour finished in third.

Race 8 (4:55pm) – $100,000 Listed Schweppes CS Hayes Memorial Cup (1600m)

Burning Front

Burning Front saluted for the punters in the 2017 CS Hayes Memorial Cup. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #2 Burning Front
  • 2nd: #7 Dances On Stars
  • 3rd: #3 Great Esteem

The flying Darren Weir-trained favourite Burning Front pinged his ears back and was in for a late fight, holding off a fast-finishing Dances On Stars to post his fifth win on the trot in the CS Hayes Memorial Cup on Adelaide Cup Day. Weir may have had to settled with third in the Adelaide Cup results with the beaten favourite Master Of Arts one race earlier, but he atoned with the black-type win with the stable’s most consistent galloper Burning Front. Great Esteem, prepared by the Adelaide Cup winning trainer Stuart Webb, led the field around and held for third in a tight finish.

Race 7 (4:17pm) – $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m)

  • 1st: #12 Annus Mirabilis
  • 2nd: #16 Double Bluff
  • 3rd: #2 Master Of Arts

It could be onto the Sydney Cup for the Stuart Webb-trained Annus Mirabilis after the six-year-old import won the Adelaide Cup over two miles in fine style on Monday. Tracking midfield throughout the Regan Bayliss-ridden stayer presented at the right time, storming clear on the straight to hit the line ahead of Robbie Laing-trained roughie Double Bluff, while Darren Weir’s favourite Master Of Arts rounded out the Adelaide Cup trifecta in third.

Read the full 2017 Adelaide Cup Results

Race 6 (3:42pm) – $100,000 Listed My Kitchen Rules Matrice Stakes (1200m)

Casino Wizard

Casino Wizard won the Matrice Stakes kicking off black-type racing on Adelaide Cup Day. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #1 Casino Wizard
  • 2nd: #4 Karlovasi
  • 3rd: #2 Riziz

Lee Creek’s market mover Casino Wizard saluted for the Adelaide Cup Day punters on the money trail in the meeting’s first black-type, posting a first-up Listed win and continuing his gun Morphettville form (18-6-1-3). Settled around fifth in running throughout, Casino Wizard was presented at the right time by jockey Jason Holder getting through to beat the nearly all-the-way leader Karlovasi from the Richard Jolly stables. The always-honest eight-year-old Riziz rounded out the Matrice Stakes trifecta running third in his 54th career start.

Race 5 (3:05pm) – $60,000 Darley Goodwood 20th May 2017 Handicap (1200m)

Counter Pulse

Counter Pulse was ridden to victory by Clare Lindop on Adelaide Cup Day. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #3 Counter Pulse
  • 2nd: #5 Go The Journey
  • 3rd: #9 Cocoa Doll

The Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained consistent Hard Spun four-year-old Counter Pulse looked terrific in the yard before the fifth on Adelaide Cup Day and didn’t disappoint winning his second on the trot at the Morphettville track. Continuing his honest form the galloper was given a confident ride by jockey Clare Lindop. She kept nursing him throughout the race and the horse kept giving, Lindop getting the best out of him late when Counter Pulse finished off his rivals after an on-pace ride throughout. He beat home the favourite Go The Journey, while Cocoa Doll rounded out the trifecta as the best three in betting were first three over the line.

Race 4 (2:27pm) – $60,000 SA Derby 13th May 2017 Handicap (1200m)

Fully Stoked

Fully Stoked held on for a narrow win in the SA Derby 13th May 2017 Handicap. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #10 Fully Stoked
  • 2nd: #12 Just A Bigger Dash
  • 3rd: #4 So You Too

The Phillip Stokes-trained Al Maher three-year-old Fully Stoked got his nose down right on the line in a busy finish in the fourth, posting his second career win first-up on Adelaide Cup Day. He was one of the first out of the gates before settling off the pace set by Federosa. On the straight Fully Stoked ran on well tackling the front runner and getting his head in the lead. He held on in a three-way finish just nudging out Just A Bigger Dash who raced second up on the pace throughout, while the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained So You Think gelding So You Too lunged late for a nice first-up third.

Race 3 (1:52pm) – $200,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic (1200m)

Undoubtable Miss

Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Undoubtable Miss. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #9 Undoubtable Miss
  • 2nd: #1 Danger Deal
  • 3rd: #3 Spoils

Robbie Griffiths’ improving filly Undoubtable Miss broke through for her maiden win taking out the Magic Millions 2YO Classic in Adelaide on Cup Day. She was scratched from a Melbourne run at home last Saturday in the VRC Sires’ Produce and after back-to-back seconds in her opening two career starts, finally got a win on the board. She raced closer to the speed today up in fourth behind the leader Khitaamy before making her move easing out three deep approaching the turn. Once on the straight the other filly in the field Spoils took up the lead before Undoubtable Miss moved up to take over from the favourite. In the end she won from a fast-finishing Danger Deal, who was impressive with the blinkers on for the first time, while Spoils rounded out the trifecta as the beaten top fancy in third.

Race 2 (1:17pm) – $60,000 Schweppes Oaks 6th May 2017 Handicap (1200m)

Tycoon Queen

Tycoon Queen was ridden to victory by homeward-bound Hong Kong apprentice Matthew Poon at Morphettville on Adelaide Cup Day. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #3 Tycoon Queen
  • 2nd: #2 Brinkley Bliss
  • 3rd: #9 Baker’s Dozen

Gun Hong Kong apprentice Matthew Poon enjoyed an upset win in the second on the Peter Moody-trained mare Tycoon Queen. Poon gave the double-figure winner a perfectly timed ride in the sprint, getting there in the final few strides in a lovely result for the young hoop who heads home after today’s Adelaide Cup race meeting. Tycoon Queen in her seventh run at the track posted her first win at Morphettville defeating the brave Brinkley Bliss who tracked around in second behind the heavily-backed favourite Baker’s Dozen who held for third.

Race 1 (12:42pm) – $60,000 7News Handicap (1050m)

I Am Gypsy

I Am Gypsy won the first on Adelaide Cup Day 2017 at Morphettville Racecourse. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #2 I Am Gypsy
  • 2nd: #9 Call Me Curtis
  • 3rd: #1 Bay Road

Gordon Richards’ smart I Am Invincible mare I Am Gypsy has held off a late lunging light-weight Call Me Curtis to win the first on Adelaide Cup Day. Brilliant out of the barriers the eventual winner tracked in second behind the leader Bay Road throughout, before tackling the top-weight on the straight. Perennial runner-up Call Me Curtis was on the scene from out wide late, but just missed out on the win as the mare held on. Pacemaker Bay Road held for third to round out the trifecta after the on-speed ride.

*All times quoted are local (ACDT) and subject to change

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