The 2018 Carlyon Cup is an annual event hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club at their Caulfield circuit every February as part of the Melbourne Autumn racing carnival. It is a Group 3 rated contest raced over a mile under set weight conditions.
The Carlyon Cup is worth $150,000 to the first horses across the 1600m trek.
The Carlyon Cup takes a crucial spot during the carnival as it’s on the same card as the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes. It is one of six Group rated events on the day making it the second biggest program during the entire Melbourne autumn carnival.
From this event a horse could continue to any number of events with something like the Group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington in March a real stand out.
This race has a habit of attracting quite a number of talented gallopers and the winners list shows just how classy some of them have been.
Super Impose won this race back in 1989 will Star Struck got up in 1995.
Northerly was the champion in 2001 not to be outdone by Apache Cat in 2007.
More recently the race has been won by Righfully Yours in 2010 and Lord Pyrus in 2011.
2018 Carlyon Cup Field
The Carlyon Cup field contains a good mixture of great runners from both sexes. Run under set weight and penalty conditions, the horses that turn out for the Carlyon Cup field are usually quality runners with a decent history of racing experience. There are a lot of paths trainers use to get their horses into the Carlyon Cup field, but every single one of them is guaranteed to have a decent history littered with good runs.
The 2018 Carlyon Cup field is one of the most competitive ever. With a fantastic amount of racing talent thrown into one race, the Carlyon Cup field will contest the race right down to the post. Punting on the 2018 Carlyon Cup field will be interesting business, as each horse has a good chance at taking out first place.
The 2018 Carlyon Cup field is below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||7x0143150x||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||4||58.5kg||113|
|2||x515x2114x||LORD FANDANGO (GER)||Archie Alexander||Jordan Childs||1||57.5kg||100|
|3||x6822063x3||WYNDSPELLE (NZ)||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||5||57.5kg||98|
|4||86x515867x||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||2||57kg||103|
|5||060x0057x7||SEABURGE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||3||56kg||103|
|6||21983839×8||PETROLOGY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||7||56kg||97|
|7||090×485140||MASTER RESET||Matt Laurie||Ben Thompson (a)||6||56kg||94|
Carlyon Cup Nominations
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||112×062411||BURNING FRONT||G||6||Darren Weir||103|
|2||22231×1563||DIVINE MR ARTIE||G||4||Brendan McCarthy||82|
|3||6706116×11||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||7||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||109|
|4||x527171211||GRANDE ROSSO||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||100|
|5||01x31129x4||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||4||Darren Weir||102|
|6||640x3110x7||MASTER RESET||G||5||Matt Laurie||90|
|8||1x2252911x||PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB)||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||102|
|9||14x27156x5||REAL LOVE||M||6||Darren Weir||107|
|10||323x50025x||SECOND BULLET||G||6||Danny O’Brien||92|
|11||x8xD21x00x||SIGNOFF (IRE)||G||7||Patrick F Ryan Jnr||104|
|13||10x266223x||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||6||Lee & Anthony Freedman||98|
|14||x66115x552||TONOPAH (USA)||G||7||Darren Weir||96|
2018 Carlyon Cup Nominations
Carlyon Cup Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Carlyon Cup since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 Burning Front||2 Humidor||3 Tally||1:35.9|
|2016||1 Burning Front||2 Red Excitement||3 Dances On Stars||1:36.9|
|2015||1 Smokin’ Joey||2 Jacquinot Bay||3 Backstedt||1:35.6|
|2014||1 Chase The Rainbow||2 Star Rolling||3 Pakal||1:37.7|
|2013||1 Budriguez||2 Invest||3 Lord Of Brazil||1:36.1|
|2012||1 Manighar||2 Shadowfax||3 Veewap||1:37.2|
|2011||1 Lord Pyrus||2 Voile Rouge||3 Its Prince||1:37.3|
|2010||1 Rightfully Yours||2 Road To Rock||3 Delayedreaction||1:23.0|
|2009||1 Time Matters||2 Marching||3 Playright||1:23.0|
|2008||1 Publishing||2 Stillme||3 The Fuzz||1:23.7|
|2007||1 Apache Cat||2 Bon Hoffa||3 Lucky Unicorn||1:22.2|
|2006||1 Live In Vain||2 Beautiful Gem||3 Niconero||1:22.3|
|2005||1 Niagara Falls||2 Lad Of The Manor||3 Roman Arch||1:36.7|
|2004||1 La Sirenuse||2 Regal Roller||3 Makybe Diva||1:36.2|
|2003||1 No Deposit||2 Walk On Air||3 Old Man||1:35.6|
|2002||1 Piper Star||2 The Secondmortgage||3 It’s Platonic||1:38.0|
|2001||1 Northerly||2 Oval Office||3 Knockroe||1:35.1|
|2000||1 Skoozi Please||2 Old Man||3 Streak||1:39.0|