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Summer Cup 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 23 Dec 2021
Alex Marsh 23 Dec 2021
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  • The Group 3 Summer Cup will be run at Randwick on December 26
  • 11 runners have accepted for this 2000m feature
  • Dual stakes winner Stockman heads the betting
  • Our preview & tips are included below
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Summer Cup Tips
The Summer Cup will run at Randwick on Boxing Day. (Getty)
 
The Summer Cup is a Group 3 race run over 2000m at Royal Randwick in December each year, which is the headline event of the Boxing Day program in Sydney.
  • Summer Cup 2021 Field & Odds
  • Summer Cup Tips 2021
  • Summer Cup FAQs

A competitve field has been assembled for the 2021 edition, where at $3.90 with bookmaker.com.au, Stockman is the early favourite for Sunday's feature.

Summer Cup 2021 Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Polly Grey (NZ)Chris WallerJason Collett 159kg$5
2So You WinChris Waller Hugh Bowman357.5kg$12
3 Stockman (NZ)Joseph PrideJay Ford757.5kg $3.80
4Attorney (FR)Matthew SmithTom Sherry (a)1056.5kg $17
5Order Again (NZ)Chris Waller Glyn Schofield456.5kg $18
6Ho Ho Khan (NZ)Mitchell FreedmanChad Schofield1155.5kg $18
7CriaderasJames CummingsRachel King955kg$5
8Fun FactBjorn BakerJenny Duggan (a)555kg $16
9Lightning Jack (NZ)Annabel NeashamTyler Schiller855kg $4.80
10Parry SoundBjorn BakerBrock Ryan253kg $41
11Skymax (GER)Mark NewnhamAndrew Adkins653kg $61
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 4.25pm on 23/12/2021.

Summer Cup Tips 2021

2021 Summer Cup Best Bet - Stockman

While it was another very solid performance from this gelding over the mile in The Villiers, he simply looks to be searching for 2000m now, which does appear to be his best trip.

A dual stakes winner over the winter when deep into his prep, Stockman is no world beater by any means, but on soft and heavy ground, is a very effective middle-distance competitor.

The five-year-old did put the writing on the wall second-up with a slashing effort in the Festival Stakes behind Ellsberg, a rival on the 53kg minimum that looked to be peaking there.

Hard-fit with a strong third-up mile performance under the belt and especially if the track remains a Soft 6 or worse, then I do think he's got the best platform among this Summer Cup field.

Stockman - $3.80Summer Cup Best Betbet now
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2021 Summer Cup Next Best Bet - Criaderas

With a decent run of outs and low percentage racing pattern, this Godolphin gelding has proven a frustrating one for punters, however, he's the most talented horse in this Summer Cup.

Although he was beaten three lengths, the first-up Randwick run was visually a shocker and with the blinkers reapplied. the chasing midfield effort in The Gong was a pass mark.

Looking to qualify for The Doncaster yet again via The Villers, Criaderas was left with too big a task to reel in Brutality, but recorded the fastest last 600m of that Group 2 event.

The son of Lonhro is yet to be tested past 1600m, although being a half-brother to Hauraki (2000m winner) and Kidnapped (SA Derby winner), his breeding suggests he can run it out.

Criaderas - $5.00Summer Cup Next Best Betbet now
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2021 Summer Cup Value Bet - Attorney

Given his starting prices in prior outings this year, including the 150/1 quote last start in The Villiers, better odds should be available closer to the jump for this Matthew Smith-trained gelding.

While the 10 of 16 finish doesn't necessarily read all that well, it was one of the more underrated performances of that Group 2, where he should've finished closer over the 1600m.

That trip is a little on the short side for Attorney, with his last victory coming in the 2020 Pakenham Cup (2500m), while he was badly chopped out of a run at the 100m a fortnight ago.

With clean room at that key stage last start, he arguably finishes fifth and not all that far off Criaderas and Stockman in the process, who are two of the leading chances in the Summer Cup.

Attorney - $17.00Summer Cup Value Betbet now
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Summer Cup FAQs

When is the 2021 Summer Cup?

The 2021 Summer Cup is scheduled to run on Sunday, December 26 at 4.10pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 7 on the Randwick program.

What distance is the Summer Cup?

The Summer Cup is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

How can I live stream the 2021 Summer Cup?

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

Who won the 2020 Summer Cup?

Spirit Ridge won the 2020 Summer Cup.

What's the Summer Cup worth?

The Summer Cup is worth $160,000.

$83,000 goes to the winner.

                                                 

Verdict

Stockman and Criaderas are two of the stronger chances in the 2021 Summer Cup.

For the exotic players, Attorney is worth including at a longer price.

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