Pakenham Cup 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Pakenham Racecourse on Friday the 15th of March 2024.

The Pakenham Cup is a Listed race held at Pakenham Racecourse and is run over 2500 metres. It is 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 Pakenham Cup page.

Pakenham Cup 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Dunkel is a class act and a winner. Looks nicely placed in this field and should prove hard to beat. Ashrun made up good ground behind Dunkel and goes in the mix against this lot. Glentaneous maps to get a good run from barrier 1. Major Beel should be up on the speed and giving a sight in what is an even race.

Pakenham Cup 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Dunkel (9)

He is hard to knock and knows where the finishing line is. Looks a race of 2 and he is the leading contender but wouldn’t want to take any shorter than $3 with Ashrun looming a large danger.

2. Loft (4)

Can’t have.

3. Ashrun (3)

Maps well and was making good ground off Dunkel last time they met. Should get the run of the race from there and prove hard to hold out.

4. Gear Up (5)

Has solid claims coming into this from barrier 5. Should get a nice run in transit and looks well placed against this lot.

5. Major Beel (6)

Maps for a good time of it from barrier 6 and goes in the mix in this field. Hard to beat.

6. Glentaneous (1)

Drawn to do no work. Needs to bounce back from last run to figure.

7. Don’t Doubt Dory (13)

Can’t have.

8. Herman Hesse (2)

Prefer others.

9. Mahamedeis (11)  – scratched

Prefer in something easier.

10. Kirkeby (14)

Prefer others.

11. Mystery Island (15)

Can’t have.

12. Noble Knight (10)

Prefer others.

13. Glitter ‘N’ Gold (7)

Can’t have.

14. Think ‘N’ Fly (12)

Prefer others.

15e. Akrotiri (8)

This looks too tough.

Pakenham Cup 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Dunkel
3 Ashrun
5 Major Beel
4 Gear Up

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2024 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

All Star Mile 2024 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Sky High Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Magic Night Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2024 (Rosehill 1100m)

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1800m)

Listed Natasha Stakes 2024 (Ascot 2200m)

Pakenham Cup 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Ashrun
2nd 6 Glentaneous 1.75 lengths
3rd 7 Don’t Doubt Dory 3.75 lengths
4th 11 Mystery Island 3.95 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Gear Up, 9. Mahamedeis, 15e. Akrotiri.