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Perth Cup 2021 Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds

  • The 2021 Perth Cup will be run on January 2 at Ascot
  • This Group Two feature is contested over 2400m
  • Field, Preview & Tips below
Perth Cup Tips 2021
Trap For Fools is in the final field of the 2021 Perth Cup. (Getty

Perth Cup Information

  • DateSat 01 Jan, 2022
  • Race Time08:30
  • RacecourseAscot
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 2
  • Prize Money$500,000

The Perth Cup is run over 2400m at Ascot and is the premier staying contest in Western Australia.

Run under handicap conditions, this feature dates all the way back to 1887 and despite losing Group One status in 1992, it is still one of the major races run in Perth.

We include the market below and select out best bets for the January 2 feature in the west.

Perth Cup 2021 Field & Odds

1Truly GreatGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike60kg12$2.20
2Trap For FoolsLindsey SmithBrad Rawiller59kg 15$12
3 Princess Jenni (NZ)David BrideoakeJye McNeil56kg2$11
4Neufbosc (FR)Neville Parnham Chris Parnham54kg4$5.50
5PlatoonNeville Parnham Jason Brown54kg10$11
6AdornmentAdam DurrantJoseph Azzopardi53kg16$21
7CambistRobyn LockwoodJason Whiting53kg14$61
8Dark MusketGraeme BallantyneCraig Staples53kg9$201
9Double DigitAshley MaleyRyan Hill53kg13$91
10Freez'emoffGraeme HammarquistKyra Yuill53kg6$51
11He's A ParkerHec McLarenShaun McGruddy53kg5$101
12Juicing CarrotsRaquel ReidJerry Noske53kg1$81
13Midnight BlueGrant & Alana Williams Patrick Carbery53kg3$8
14Paddy's ShadowRaquel WilliamsShaun O'Donnell53kg11$34
15TaxaganoFred KersleyJade McNaught53kg7$34
16Utgard LokiJustin WarwickLucy Warwick53kg8$41

Odds courtesy of TopSport & correct at 6pm on 30/12/2020.

Perth Cup 2021 Tips

Perth Cup 2021 Best Bet - Truly Great

Securing his first major win in the Group Three R.J. Peters Stakes on November 14 is this gelding in famous and white of Bob Peters who following a seventh-place finish in the Railway Stakes, upset his more favored stable mate to take out the Group One Kingston Town Classic.

A son of Dundeel and a half-brother to the 2018 WA Oaks winner Special Alert, Truly Great has risen with every challenge this campaign and is improving with every race day outing, winning the Van Heemst Stakes last start seemingly in second gear when pulling away late from Trap For Fools.

He has drawn out and it it's no easy to task to overcome that along with a 60kg impost, but simply, this five-year-old may just be a class above this field and with victory here over the 2400m, could be a genuine player later in 2021 over the Melbourne Spring Carnival (Caulfield Cup?).

Perth Cup 2021 Value Bet - Platoon

This very honest five-year-old can sneak under the guard a little and although he is a while between drinks, is one of the better weighted gallopers in the 2021 Perth Cup field with big weight swings on both Truly Great and Trap For Fools from the Van Heemst Stakes.

He kept taking that next step in 2019 with a Listed win in March and was one of the most competitive locals over the Perth Carnival later that year with the highlight being a third-place finish in the Group One Railway Stakes behind Regal Power and Best Of Days, so is certainly classy enough on his day.

Platoon has appeared more dour this time in and from both the Kingston Town Stakes along with that recent chasing effort when just off Trap For Fools (met him at equal weights), his form is that bit stronger overall than Neufbosc's, who is half his quote currently.

Perth Cup 2021 Roughie - Cambist

With just the two wins from 16 starts to date, the winning strike rate of this mare isn't great but apart from her three outings so far this campaign, the majority of her racing has been at stakes level since breaking her Maiden back in October 2019.

By Gingerbread Man and out of a Listed winning mare in Calico Blue who won up to 2200m, this now four-year-old has some excellent form lines from her last two three-year-old campaigns with the highlights being runner-up finishes behind Kay Cee (Group One winner) and Chantrea.

Cambist was projected to win third-up but was a little one-paced to the line over the 1800m (perhaps looking for this 2400m trip now) and although not as seasoned as most, outside the first four/five in the betting, she's as talented as anything else in this field and could finish top three or four without surprising.

Perth Cup 2021 FAQ

What date is the 2021 Perth Cup?

The 2021 Perth Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, January 2 at 4.50pm local time.

It will run as Race 8 on the Ascot program.

How can I live stream the 2021 Perth Cup?

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

What distance is the Perth Cup?

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

Where is the Perth Cup held?

The Perth Cup is held at the Ascot Racecourse.

What's the Perth Cup worth?

The Perth Cup is worth $400,000.

$236,000 goes to the winner.

Who won the 2020 Perth Cup?

Mississippi Delta won the 2020 Perth Cup.



Even with the weight, it's hard to look past the classy Truly Great in the 2021 Perth Cup.

Platoon is the best weighted horse in the field and warrants respect at a double figure quote.

Best Bet: Truly Great To Win @120.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Platoon Each Way @1000.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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