Scone Cup 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Scone Racecourse on Friday the 17th of May 2024.

The Scone Cup is a Listed race held at Scone Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $200,000 this year.

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

Scone Cup 2024 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

Nugget will be hard to hold 0ut in this affair. Brings in some strong form and looks the one against these. Waterford resumed with a dominant win and be able to go right on with things. The form has been franked since. Light Infantry Man warrants a market watch fresh while Sibaaq has built a superb record over this trip and comes into this with good claims.

Scone Cup 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Light Infantry Man (13)

Comes from the right stable and has the right form to be giving this a shake. Big market watch fresh and capable of taking this out.

2. Nugget (8)

Doesn’t want it too wet but has some very good form to its name. Found Celestial Legend too slick last run and that certainly reads well for this. Gibbons rides from the good draw. Huge chance.

3. Attractable (3)

Can’t have.

4. Berkshire Shadow (11)

Prefer others.

5. Converge (6)

Form has tapered off. Leaning to others.

6. Lion’s Roar (16)

Suited up in trip and has a solid second up record. Goes in the mix.

7. Palmetto (12)

Can’t have.

8. Welwal (2)

Classy runner who will get back and be hitting the line hard. Sets up kindly from the draw, relishes soft conditions and has been subject to strong market support. This race looks well within reach.

9. Bold Mac (14)

Prefer others.

10. Charterhouse (17)

Can’t have.

11. Hosier (18)

Form has tapered off. Can’t have.

12. Sky Lab (19)

Sneaky hope at odds. Races without luck a lot of the time but has to go in the mix here despite the wide draw.

13. Waterford (9)

Good win fresh when running down an in form runner Iknowastar. Should set up well from the draw and can go on with things now.

14. Sibaaq (10)

Maps a bit tricky but has been honest this prep and should give this a shake.

15. Jojo Was A Man (7)

This looks too tough.

16. Bethencourt (20)

Can’t have.

17e. Kibou (1)

Sound return and has won second up in the past. Query on whether barrier 1 will be ideal or a hindrance at that time of the day.

18e. Akasawa (5)

Has had a stack of market support. Looks to bring the right form and will be hitting the line hard. 2/2 on this track and 3/4 over this trip. Strong claims.

19e. Rise Of The Masses (4)

This looks too tough.

20e. Ruby Flyer (15)

Prefer others.

Scone Cup 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 Nugget
8 Welwal
12 Sky Lab
13 Waterford

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairmans Handicap 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Members Handicap 2024 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2024 (Doomben 1110m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2024 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2024 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2024 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed Straight Six 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

Scone Cup 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Sky Lab
2nd 13 Waterford 0.21 length
3rd 6 Lion’s Roar 0.44 length
4th 14 Sibaaq 0.78 length

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 16. Bethencourt, 18e. Akasawa, 19e. Rise Of The Masses, 20e. Ruby Flyer.