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2022 Mornington Cup Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 23 Mar 2022
Justin Darcy 23 Mar 2022
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  • The Mornington Cup is a headlines Saturday's Melbourne card
  • This listed feature is run over 2400 metres
  • Preview & tips are included below
Mornington Cup Tips
Pondus is a leading chance in Saturday's Mornington Cup. (Getty)
The 2022 Mornington Cup is set to be run on Saturday at Mornington over 2400m at WFA level, with a purse of $300,000.
  • Mornington Cup 2022 Field & Odds
  • Mornington Cup 2022 Tips
  • Mornington Cup FAQs

The Mornington Cup has a history of great stayers winning this event including four-time winner Gunnamatta & more recently Group One winner Kings Will Dream.

At $2.70 via Ladbrokes, Pondus heads the betting for the 2022 Mornington Cup.

Mornington Cup 2022 Field & Odds

1DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) Patrick Payne Billy Egan 559.5kg$8.00
2PONDUS (GB) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 359.5kg$2.70
3SACRAMENTO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 259kg$6.00
4CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 756kg$2.80
5WHITE HAWK Angela Brakey Declan Bates 454kg$31.00
6DADOOZDART (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 654kg$8.00
7CORBULO (IRE) Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Damien Thornton 154kg$101.00
8ENCOSTA FIORENTE John Luttrell Craig Newitt854kg$201.00
Odds provided by Ladbrokes. Correct on 23/03/22 - 3.19pm.

Mornington Cup 2022 Tips

Mornington Cup 2022 Best Bet - Pondus

I would be in Crystal Pegasus' corner if it were not for the win of Pondus at Flemington last week, where he relished a strong tempo and was just so strong through the line.

He ran well in a Moonee Valley Gold Cup last prep over 2500m, so we know he is going to run out a strong 2400m, while he has enough tactical speed to make the most of gate three.

At Mornington, where it is always better to sit somewhere near the pace, Pondus deserves favouritism and I feel will only shorten as we approach jump time.

Pondus - $2.70Mornington Cup Best BetBET HERE
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Mornington Cup 2022 Next Best Bet - Crystal Pegasus

This stayer looks to have been set for this event off the back of three straight wins, including a dominant effort at Flemington last start beating the subsequent Adelaide Cup runner-up.

Crystal Pegasus should be able to grab the back of Pondus in the run and could well loom as the winner on the bend.

The five-year-old just lacks the proven class that Pondus has, but the advantage he gets with that is 3.5kg off the favourite.

Crystal Pegasus - $2.80Mornington Cup Next Best BetBET HERE
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Mornington Cup 2022 Value Bet - Dadoozdart

Off the back of a Canberra Cup second, he has the race fitness on his side to prove a competitive force, although is still yet to record a win in Australia.

I do not believe that he has the x-factor that the top two in the market have, but does come from the camp that won this race last year, so they know what it takes.

Improvement is certainly necessary to win, but with momentum and if for some reason. things do not go right for the market leaders, Dadoozdart can cash in.

Dadoozdart - $8.00Mornington Cup Value BetBET HERE
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Mornington Cup FAQs

When is the 2022 Mornington Cup?

The 2022 Mornington Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, March 26.

Where is the Mornington Cup held?

The Mornington Cup is held at Mornington Racecourse.

What distance is the Mornington Cup?

The Mornington Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

Who won the 2021 Mornington Cup?

Mount Popa won the 2021 Mornington Cup.

How can I live stream the 2022 Mornington Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Mornington Cup and all other Australian horse races.



Happy just to be backing one horse in this race, Pondus off the back of a romp last week.

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