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Moonee Valley Vase

The 2018 Moonee Valley Vase, formerly known as the AAMI Vase, is a Group 2 event run annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the world renowned Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Every October a crack field of three-year-olds line up to take on the 2040m assignment.

The MV Vase is worth $200,000 and is contested under set weight conditions. The importance of the event is highlighted by its inclusion on the Group 1 Cox Plate Day, the most significant day of racing to be held at Moonee Valley every year.

The Moonee Valley Vase is usually assured of attracting a top field as it’s used as a lead up event to the Group 1 Victoria Derby a week later at the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

That is the premier three-year-old event of the spring meaning any horses required one final tune up will run in the AAMI Vase.

Coming into the event they may have run in either the Group 2 Stutt Stakes or the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. Some may even graduate from the Group 3 Caulfield Classic.

There have been a handfuls of runners which have managed to claim the Moonee Valley Vase / Victoria Derby double. Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004)and Helenus (2002) are the most recent horses to achieve the honour.

2008 champion Whobegotyou almost completed a miraculous winning run when winning both the Stutt Stakes and Caulfield Guineas before claiming this event. Unfortunately he fell just short in the Victoria Derby finishing second.

Winner of the 2006 AAMI Vase Efficient became a legend of racing after winning the Melbourne Cup the next year.

That shows the quality of runners witnessed in the race over the past decade and the talent has been like that for years.

Naturalism won the 1991 event, Blevic won in 1994 with the fastest recorded time and champion Mossman triumphed in 1998.

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field usually features some of the better three year old stayers currently on the racing circuit. The Moonee Valley Vase field provides a great opportunity for punters to get a look at the upcoming crop of talented three year olds.

The 2018 Moonee Valley Vase field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21412 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tye Angland 14 57kg 88
2 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 76
3 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 16 57kg 74
4 631×326 DEALMAKER Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 74
5 532113 SAVOIE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 57kg 69
6 7×219285 CLOAK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 12 57kg 67
7 137×122 REAL SUCCESS Matt Laurie Mark Zahra 10 57kg 69
8 311435 APPROACH DISCREET Darren Weir Craig Williams 13 57kg 68
9 743×83120 THUNDERDOME Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 57kg 64
10 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Laing Ben Melham 6 57kg 63
11 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 4 57kg 67
12 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 63
13 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 5 55kg 81
14 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) Darren Weir Ethan Brown (a) 8 55kg 62
15e 8321 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien James Winks 3 57kg 62
16e 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 17 57kg 61
17e 422 SCAMPER Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Linda Meech 11 55kg 60

2018 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The Moonee Valley Vase nominations provide a fair indication of the likely stars of the future. The top crop of three year old stayers enter the Moonee Valley Vase nominations, and it is always pertinent to get a good look at all of them.

The 2018 Moonee Valley Vase nominations will be published below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5624 ALASKAN HONEY F 3 Darren Weir 58
2 422×1111 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir 105
3 311435 APPROACH DISCREET C 3 Darren Weir
4 21412 ARAMAYO C 3 James Cummings
5 1×415 BOTTI (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 67
6 7×219285 CLOAK C 3 James Cummings
7 631×326 DEALMAKER C 3 Chris Waller 74
8 54×06365 EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown 58
9 21116 EXTRA BRUT C 3 Darren Weir
10 9331 GRINZINGER STAR (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien 62
11 2x77x24429 HASABRO (NZ) C 3 Stephen McKee 56
12 4115×638 HOME GROUND G 3 John Sargent 67
13 951303 IMMELMANN G 3 Matt Laurie 61
14 715×2234 LOUIE THE LEGEND C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
15 2321 MAGNUM OPUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 259×115 MICKEY BLUE EYES C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 7×2440 OPPOSITE G 3 Danny O’Brien 56
18 1035×76440 OUTRAGEOUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 76
19 3 PORT ROYAL C 3 Alexander Rae
20 32×00050 POWER OF ATTORNEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Tony Vasil 61
21 0103 PREDECESSOR C 3 Dean Binaisse 63
22 4x740x4850 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 137×122 REAL SUCCESS G 3 Matt Laurie 69
24 532113 SAVOIE C 3 Darren Weir 69
25 1846 SAVVY OAK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
26 422 SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 60
27 4200×96943 SEBERATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 78×64722 STARS OF CARRUM C 3 Robbie Laing 63
29 33317 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
30 140×8681 SYD’S COIN C 3 Ken Keys 67
31 743×83120 THUNDERDOME G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 64
32 21131 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 81
33 711704 VISAO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
34 8321 VOW AND DECLARE G 3 Danny O’Brien 62
35 6×1220 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62

Moonee Valley Vase Results

Winners and placers in the Moonee Valley Vase (AAMI Vase) since 2000 with winning times are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Sacred Elixir 2 Morvada 3 So Si Bon 2:10.9
2015 1 Jameka 2 Shards 3 Tarzino 2:06.4
2014 1 Moonovermanhattan 2 Atmosphere 3 Go Indy Go 2:06.4
2013 1 Savvy Nature 2 All Rigged Up 3 Pinstripe Lane 2:05.8
2012 1 Super Cool 2 It’s A Dundeel 3 Viking Star 2:08.3
2011 1 Manawanui 2 Collar 3 Scelto 2:07.1
2010 1 Rekindled Interest 2 Lion Tamer 3 Hollowlea 2:07.0
2009 1 Hanks 2 Spacecraft 3 Viking Legend 2:06.2
2008 1 Whobegotyou 2 Buffett 3 Orca 2:05.3
2007 1 Marching 2 Kibbutz 3 Barbaricus 2:06.5
2006 1 Efficient 2 The One 3 Excites 2:05.2
2005 1 Duelled 2 Manton 3 Benicio 2:14.1
2004 1 Plastered 2 Mr Martini 3 Count Ricardo 2:07.6
2003 1 Kempinsky 2 Elvstroem 3 Lifes A Bounty 2:07.1
2002 1 Helenus 2 Macedon Lady 3 Wild Heart 2:08.0
2001 1 Ustinov 2 Viking Ruler 3 Pure Theatre 2:06.3
2000 1 Skalato 2 Universal Prince 3 Sale Of Century 2:09.2

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