The 2017 David Jones Cup, or Coongy Handicap as it is registered, is a Group 3 race hosted at Caulfield Racecourse during October. It falls during the Melbourne spring racing carnival and is worth [cf “prize_money”] in prize money. The event is contested over a trip of 2000 and is raced under handicap conditions.
The David Jones Cup is held on the last day of the three day carnival run by the Melbourne Racing Club. It is scheduled on the same card as the feature event Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Besides the Caulfield Cup, the David Jones Cup shares a race program with seven other black-type events. These are the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m), Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m), Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m), Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m), Listed Ethereal Stakes (2000m), and Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m).
This is a vital event for horses just short of the standard of a Caulfield Cup but still good enough to feature in other black type events.
Races such as the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or the Group 2 Lexus Stakes are the type of events these runners usual target.
In terms of events before this look at either the mile races in Melbourne or even the Group 1 Epsom Handicap up in Sydney.
Previous winners of the David Jones Cup include Maybe Better in 2006, Baughurst with a double in 2008 & 2009, Ginga Dude in 2010 and Foreteller in 2011.
2017 David Jones Cup Field
The David Jones Cup field usually features a fairy broad selection of horses. At 2000m, there are plenty of horses who can comprise the David Jones Cup field. Stayers and milers often come together in the David Jones Cup field for an exciting clash. The 2016 David Jones Cup field will be published here on Wednesday, October 14th.
|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 attract horses from a variety of racing backgrounds. As a Group 3 2000m event, the David Jones Cup nominations tend to be comprised of both milers and stayers of varying skills. Keep an eye on the David Jones Cup nominations for a good indication of horses’ intent on stepping up or down in distance.
The 2017 David Jones Cup nominations will be provided below.
David Jones Cup Results
David Jones Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
|2016||1 Vanbrugh||2 Tom Melbourne||3 It’s Somewhat||2:02.1|
|2015||1 Stratum Star||2 Awesome Rock||3 Leebaz||2:02.1|
|2014||1 Contributer||2 Noble Protector||3 Signoff||2:05.3|
|2013||1 Spurtonic||2 Bass Strait||3 Garud||2:03.1|
|2012||1 Lightinthenite||2 Bagman||3 Extra Zero||2:04.3|
|2011||1 Foreteller||2 Extra Zero||3 Midnight Martini||2:03.1|
|2010||1 Ginga Dude||2 Purple||3 Zoomin||2:06.6|
|2009||1 Baughurst||2 Shocking||3 Pacino||2:03.6|
|2008||1 Baughurst||2 Pacino||3 Annenkov||2:02.0|
|2007||1 Fire In The Night||2 Molotov||3 Pachino||2:02.4|
|2006||1 Maybe Better||2 King Of Ashford||3 Temple Hills||2:01.2|
|2005||1 Activation||2 Studebaker||3 Uprize||2:00.6|
|2004||1 Reclaim||2 Pretorius||3 Star Of Grechen||2:05.7|
|2003||1 Frightening||2 Crawl||3 Adolescence||2:03.5|
|2002||1 Mr Lofty||2 Little Miss Quick||3 Society Beau||2:02.|
|2001||1 Citras Prince||2 Indian Ridge||3 Tempest Morn||2:04.1|
|2000||1 Typhoon||2 Avilde||3 Slavonic||2:00.9|