2010 Moonee Valley Cup Pre Nominations Preview

September 24th, 2010

There is just a month to go before Moonee Valley Cup.  The race jumps on October 23 as one of many races held on WS Cox Plate Day, which includes the $3 million Group 1 WS Cox Plate.

You can check out an extensive list of odds on the Moonee Valley Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au closer to race time.

The Moonee Valley Cup is a major distance race (2500m) that usually draws runners preparing for the Melbourne Cup.  It’s also known to draw a group of average stayers looking for a bigger challenge than the usual 2400m races. It is run under set weights with penalties conditions with the top finishers sharing in the $323,000 purse. While runners use it as preparation for the cup, the Moonee Valley Cup has not been a good indicator for Melbourne Cup performance in quite some time.  In fact, the last horse to win both races was Kingston Rule in 1990.

The Moonee Valley Cup is one of a few races to check out on WS Cox Plate Day.  This includes the Cox Plate as well as the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes, Crystal Mile, and the AAMI Vase. Because it is a full day of fantastic racing action, all of these races attract quite a bit of attention from online betting sites such as Ladbrokes.com.au.  You can check out an extensive list of odds on the Moonee Valley Cup at this top bookie closer to race time.

Stay tuned for all of your Moonee Valley Cup information such as nominations, the final field, and a full betting preview in the coming weeks.