Moreton Cup 2023 Race Details

Race 7 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 3rd of June 2023.

The Moreton Cup is a Group 2 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under set weights and penalties for horses aged three-years-old and up. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Moreton Cup page.

Hong Kong Horse Race

Moreton Cup 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Quantico should have won last start and will take plenty of holding out in this with the kind draw and J-Mac doing the steering. Prince Of Boom will lob up on the speed and give a good sight. This looks a suitable race for him. Baller will be hitting the line hard with even luck from the draw while Gravina can mix its form but its best would give this a shake with the talented Ben Thompson doing the steering.

Moreton Cup 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Baller (7)

Has won this race in 2021 and 2022. Absolutely more than capable on its day and Gollan will have it prepared for this. Don’t mind the booking of Zahra and this race is well within reach.

2. Prince Of Boom (4)

Gets the gun run from this draw with an in form Tim Clark doing the steering. Maps for a dream run and should be there at the business end.

3. Athelric (12)  – SCRATCHED

4. Quantico (6)

Good thing beat last start. Should get the right run in transit here and looks an absolute put in take out job for a placing. Should be odds on.

5. Gravina (13)

Will need a bit to go right from the barrier but capable of producing a large run when on song. Can win.

6. Fifteen Rounds (8)

Having a great prep. This looks a bit too tough.

7. Irish Songs (11)

This looks too tough.

8. Blondeau (14)

Has to lift.

9. Frosty Rocks (9)

Should bowl along in front and give a good sight. Goes in the mix.

10. Far Too Easy (2)

Maps for a kid run and didn’t handle the run last star with no luck. Capable of bouncing back in this.

11. Clemenceau (3)

Having a good prep and gets all the favours from the kind draw. Goes in the mix.

12. Contemptuous (12)

Can run a cheeky race at big odds.

13. Arentee (10)

Strips fitter for the first up run. Will need some luck from the draw but more than capable of figuring with the right run.

14. Shaquero (5)  – SCRATCHED

Moreton Cup 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
4 Quantico 4 Quantico
10 Far Too Easy 2 Prince Of Boom
5 Gravina 1 Baller
2 Prince Of Boom 6 Fifteen Rounds

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Queensland Oaks 2023 (Eagle Farm 2200m)

Magic Millions National Classic 2023 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Listed Queensland Day Stakes 2023 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed The Phoenix 2023 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed Lightning Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Spear Chief Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1500m)

Listed ATC Winter Cup 2023 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Raconteur Stakes 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Moreton Cup 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Prince Of Boom
2nd 10 Far Too Easy 2.64 lengths
3rd 12 Contemptuous 3.6 lengths
4th 11 Clemenceau 4.59 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 3. Athelric, 8. Blondeau, 14. Shaquero.