Mornington Cup 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Mornington Racecourse on Saturday the 20th of April 2024.

The Mornington Cup is a Listed race held at Mornington Racecourse and is run over 2400 metres. It is run under handicap conditions. 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 Mornington Cup page.

Mornington Cup 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

First Immortal will need luck from barrier 13. This race suits and can bounce back from last start. Strawberry Rock comes up with a tricky draw but deserves another win after a gallant effort last start and this race is no harder. Deny Knowledge gave a very bold sight last start and looks well placed to be in the finish again. Little Mix has been sound in both runs this prep and will be the one flashing home late.

Mornington Cup 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Captain Envious (3)

Strong last start win in open company beating Jenilala. That form looks good for this and maps for a nice time of it from barrier 3. Goes close.

2. Future History (7)

Comes out of the same race as Captain Envious and ran sound. Looks ready for the rise in trip and is amongst chances.

3. Gear Up (11)

Should be up on the speed giving a bold sight. Doesn’t win out of turn but the effort two back would go close to taking this out.

4. First Immortal (13)

Poor last run when well in the market but willing to forgive the failure of First Immortal and go off prior efforts. Will need some luck from barrier 13 but does come into this with strong claims and can give this race a shake.

5. Deny Knowledge (4)

Was in a bunched finish behind a few of these and did beat the favourite home. The third up record has appeal with 2 wins from 4 goes and is right in the mix.

6. Hopeful (2)

Only found Circle Of Fire better last start who has come out and franked the form since. Jumping off the heavy track is a query but a huge chance if repeating the last start run. Weary!

7. Nereus (9)

Has put together two good wins in a row and can go on with things here coming across from NZ with its usual jockey, Michael Mc Nab, steering. Can win.

8. Little Mix (14)

Consistent this prep without winning. Tough draw but one of the main hopes.

9. Esti Feny (12)

Can’t have.

10. Strawberry Rock (10)

Going a long super this prep. Will need a bit of luck from barrier 10 but found plenty to win two starts back and last start was also very good. Big hope.

11. Regal Lion (5)

Can’t have.

12. United Nations (8)

Prefer others.

13. Good Oil (1)

This looks too tough.

14. Mystery Island (6)

Prefer others.

Mornington Cup 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
4 First Immortal
10 Strawberry Rock
8 Little Mix
5 Deny Knowledge

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

The Quokka 2024 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Karrakatta Plate 2024 (Ascot 1200m)

Listed Hareeba Stakes 2024 (Mornington 1200m)

Listed Ascot Quality Handicap 2024 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2024 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed H C Nitschke Stakes 2024 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Mornington Cup 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Esti Feny
2nd 8 Little Mix 1.25 lengths
3rd 10 Strawberry Rock 1.75 lengths
4th 5 Deny Knowledge 3 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 11. Regal Lion, 12. United Nations.