The 2011 Perth Cup will take place on New Year’s Day, January 1, at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse in WA as one of the major feature races of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
A major event on the Perth Racing calendar because of its value as a genuine staying race, the $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) gives punters one of the best betting opportunities of not only the New Year but of the summer racing season.
A good Perth Cup betting tip is to watch the form of the runners in earlier Ascot features such as the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) or Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2400m) on December 4, while the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) on December 18 will be the primary lead-up for the majority of the Perth Cup field.
The Cox Stakes has served as an excellent guide to the Perth Cup in recent years with four horses completing the Cox Stakes / Perth Cup double in the past 20 years including Lords Ransom in the 2010 edition.
The 2010 Perth Cup is sponsored by BMW, the race now officially known as the BMW Perth Cup, and is accompanied on the New Year’s Day meeting by the $100,000 Listed Schweppes Summer Scorcher (1000m).
One horse heading towards the Perth Cup this year is Neville Parnham’s Blackfriars four-year-old God Has Spoken, the improving galloper having taken out the R.J. Peters Stakes on November 13 and set to run in the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 20.
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