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Cox Plate 2019 Field

2040m Race at Moonee Valley Racecourse

Race Time: 4:55 pm
October 26, 2019
1. Black Heart Bart (11)
J: Brad Rawiller
T: Lindsey Smith
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $31
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COMMENT: The multiple G1 winner started the year retired but connections opted to give him another chance and they are glad they did. His past two starts have been very good showing he is back to his best heading into the Cox Plate. The late entry of $200,000 was paid to get him into the race so trainer Lindsay Smith is confident he can run a big race. Barrier doesn't help but he will give it his all like usual. Place chance.
2. Avilius (7)
(GB)
J: Kerrin McEvoy
T: James Cummings
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $13
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COMMENT: He was once the Cox Plate favourite but his disappointing finish in the Caulfield Stakes and the issues this week have seen his odds get out in the market. At his best he is one of the key horses in the race but he has not had the best of lead ups heading into the weekend. Drawn well and should get a good run throughout and if he has overcome the issue he is a major player. One to watch
3. Kluger (9)
(JPN)
J: Tommy Berry
T: Tomokazu Takano
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $20
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COMMENT: He returns to Australia with the Cox Plate as his target. He ran a massive race in the Queen Elizabeth in the Autumn beaten just over a length by Winx and that is very good form. If he races up to that run on Saturday he is a massive threat in the race. The barrier is a little tricky and will need some luck. The Japanese are set to dominate our big races over the Spring and he looks another live chance to win. Big danger.
4. Harlem (2)
(GB)
J: Dwayne Dunn
T: David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $51
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COMMENT: He is probably going to jump as the outsider in the Cox Plate market but he has a very good record over 2000m having won two Australian Cups and his Caulfield Stakes run was very good. This does however look a lot harder so that is a massive query. Lacks a bit of class of some of these but will get a very good run from the barrier. Blowout chance
5. Homesman (16)
(USA)
J: Ben Melham
T: Liam Howley
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $23
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COMMENT: He won the Feehan to gain automatic entry into the Cox Plate and he definitely deserves a spot in the race. His Underwood Stakes was solid having to sit wide throughout and was only narrowly beaten. Last start in the Caulfield Stakes however i thought was a below par performance which is a query. At his best he is a place chance but on his last start i will be risking him here. Happy to leave out.
6. Kings Will Dream (17)
(IRE)
J: Hugh Bowman
T: Chris Waller
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $21
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COMMENT: Seriously injured himself in last years Cox Plate where he failed to finish but his last start win in the Turnbull Stakes shows he has overcome all issues. He is a very talented stayer and now that he has had a few runs back from injury he should be peaking heading into the weekend. The barrier looks very tricky however and he will need a lot of luck out of the gates or a perfect ride from Hugh to get him home but he does look overs. Could go close with luck.
7. Te Akau Shark (18)
(NZ)
J: Opie Bosson
T: Jamie Richards
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $16
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COMMENT: The star NZ galloper just snuck into the field and he adds a lot of intrigue. He jumped as favourite in the Epsom and put in a massive run to just miss. He is having his first start at WFA which is always very tricky to win when doing so and has drawn the outsider barrier. He will go back and look to circle them but with the big weight i can't see him winning. Pass
8. Danceteria (10)
(FR)
J: Jamie Spencer
T: David Menuisier
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $20
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COMMENT: The imported galloper heads into the Cox Plate in really good form and is a specialist over the trip. From reports he has settled in well in Australia which is a good sign and can handle a dry or wet track which is good with some rain forecast. The barrier is a little tricky but could be worse and if Jamie Spencer gets things right in the first 100m he should get a decent spot throughout the race. The Internationals all have to be respected and he looks one of the better ones in this. Big danger.
9. Lys Gracieux (15)
(JPN)
J: Damian Lane
T: Yoshito Yahagi
W: 57kg
Best Odds: $3.90
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COMMENT: The Japanese mare will jump as the Cox Plate favourite despite the wide draw. Her overseas form is very good and is arguably one of he best Internationals to come to Australia and the lower class ones often win our big races so the form is very hard to miss. The barrier is however a bit tricky and not all horses can handle the Moonee Valley track and corner so there are a few little queries and she is having her first start in Australia. On form she should just about win but things can go wrong. The horse to beat.
10. Magic Wand (3)
(IRE)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien
W: 57kg
Best Odds: $15
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COMMENT: Another International galloper who brings very goos overseas form into the race and has to be respected. She has drawn a very good barrier and will get a good sit behind the speed throughout the race. If she races up to her last start second behind Magical in the Irish Champion she is going to be right in the finish in this. At a decent price and looks a good each way bet. Keep safe.
11. Cape Of Good Hope (8)
(IRE)
J: Mark Zahra
T: David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 56.5kg
Best Odds: $14
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COMMENT: He came to Australia with only just okay overseas form but he beat a decent field in the Caulfield Stakes last weekend and he was always going to improve off that run. He has had the advantage of a run under his belt in Australia which is usually advantages heading into the Cox Plate and if he does improve from the Caulfield Stakes run he looks one of the key players in the race and from the barrier should get a decent run. Keep safe.
12. Mystic Journey (6)
J: Anthony Darmanin
T: Adam Trinder
W: 55.5kg
Best Odds: $7
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COMMENT: She was at the head of Cox Plate markets for a long time but has fallen away slightly in recent weeks after defeats in the Makybe Diva and Turnbull. She will improve from both of those runs and her Turnbull run did suggest she will stay the 2000m pretty well. I do however think she is a bit of a hype horse and looks under the odds. Im expecting her to be a drifter in betting with the Internationals looking better value. A win would not surprise but ill be betting around her at the price.
13. Verry Elleegant (5)
(NZ)
J: James McDonald
T: Chris Waller
W: 55.5kg
Best Odds: $18
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COMMENT: She comes into this as one of the horses with a bit of an ex factor about her. Her first up run this preparation was well below par but her win last start in the Hill Stakes was very good and showed she deserves a spot in the Cox Plate. Connections opted to take her here rather than the Caulfield Cup so they are confident she can handle the Moonee Valley track. She has drawn to get a good run throughout the race and she has a very good turn of foot when she tries. A few queries as to her getting around the track and if she will put in puts a little bit of doubt over her but she can definitely win and if there is rain her chances increase. Keep safe
14. Castelvecchio (4)
J: Craig Williams
T: Richard Litt
W: 49.5kg
Best Odds: $8
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COMMENT: He was the horse many punters and fans wanted to see get a start in the race. He is arguably the best 2000m 3YO in the country so having him in the Cox Plate is a good test in what looks a decent crop in Sydney. He has drawn a very good barrier and won't have to do much work throughout the race and in the WFA conditions carries a mere 49.5kg. He has a very good turn of foot and looks a big player in the race. The big query is where the 3YO's sit compared to the best WFA horses. I think he can beat the other Australian horses home but can he beat the Internationals? Great each way bet.
15. Humidor (e1) (14)
(NZ)
J: Blake Shinn
T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $31
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COMMENT: Emergency
16. Mr Quickie (e2) (12)
J: Glen Boss
T: Phillip Stokes
W: 57.5kg
Best Odds: $26
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COMMENT: Emergency
17. Gailo Chop (e3) (1)
(FR)
J: Damien Oliver
T: Matthew Williams
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $61
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COMMENT: Emergency
18. Dream Castle (e4) (13)
(GB)
J: Patrick Cosgrave
T: Saeed Bin Suroor
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $151
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COMMENT: Emergency
 

Cox Plate Information

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for age conditions, the Cox Plate has been run annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne since 1922. A number of quality horses have won this event throughout its long and distinguished history, including names like Phar Lap, Sunline, Northerly, and Kingston Town.

The Cox Plate is run over a distance of 2040 metres, with $5 million in prize money up for grabs. The prestige of this event has certainly grown over the years, with the first ever victor in 1922, Violoncello, taking home 1000 pounds. The Cox Plate is strategically placed on the racing calendar between the Caulfield Cup, Victoria Derby, and Melbourne Cup, which is another reason why it has become such an important event.

Ever since its inauguration, the Cox Plate has been acknowledged as one of the classic events in international horse racing. While almost all winners of the Cox Plate have come from Australia and New Zealand, “the greatest two minutes in sport” is often acknowledged as one of the classic international races. Three of the most memorable moments in history include the brilliant seven length win by Sunline in 2000 and the dominance shown by champion Kingston Town by winning three Cox Plates in a row in the early eighties as well as last years race in which Winx demolished her rivals in the race.

Since 1999, the Cox Plate has been included alongside other great races in the World Series, joining the Japan Cup, the Hong Kong International Cup, Arlington Million in the USA, the Canadian International, the Breeders Cup Turf and Breeders Cup Classic in the USA, the Irish Champion Stakes, the Grosser Preis Von Baden in Germany, and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot in the UK.

Winx winning her 4th Cox Plate

Cox Plate 2019

The 2019 Cox Plate is likely to be bigger and better than ever, with organisers continuing to attract international interest in “the greatest two minutes in sport”. The Cox Plate will be held this year on Saturday, October 26th, along with a range of Listed and Group events. It is also proceeded by the Manikato Stakes the night before on Friday, October 25th, as well as the Barrier Draw Breakfast and Ladies Fashion Luncheon on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Cox Plate Betting

The Cox Plate is one of the most popular racing events in Australia, with a strong international reputation and growing support in the Australian racing community. While still not as popular as betting on the Melbourne Cup, there are more bets placed on the Cox Plate each year. It is known to be a purist racing event, something that can scare off casual and beginning punters. We make it easy for you by providing Free Tips for you, so check back when the final field for the race is out.

The Odds

Casual punters are often scared by the term odds and what they represent. However, the system of odds employed by bookmakers is really quite simple once you get your head around the basic terminology. Just like other racing events, odds are the individual prices offered for each horse when making a bet. The Cox Plate odds on offer are dependent on the type of bet being made and the likelihood of success. Horses with short odds are believed to be more likely to succeed, with bets on outsiders offering more money in exchange for a reduced chance of success.

Betting Tips

Everyone wants a hot tip when it gets close to race day, and there are normally more than a few experts happy to oblige. Getting a useful tip for the Cox Plate can be difficult however, with bookmakers and self styled racing gurus not always on your side. While the official field for the race will not be known for some time, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when putting your money down on any horse racing event.

View our Free Racing Tips page for detailed tips for the Cox Plate

Cox Plate Racecourse

The Cox Plate takes place at Moonee Valley Racecourse, which is located about 6 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Moonee Valley has hosted a number of thoroughbred racing events over the years, and is the only metropolitan race track in the country to have night time racing. The Manikato Stakes is held on the eve of the Cox Plate under lights, with a special atmosphere always on offer. The Moonee Valley track is a tight anti-clockwise course with a circumference of 1805 metres and a short straight of only 173 metres.

Cox Plate Carnival

Like many of the world’s biggest races, the Cox Plate has become bigger than a single race event. The Cox Plate Carnival also includes the Barrier Draw Breakfast on the Wednesday before the Saturday race, with the Ladies Fashion Luncheon also held on this day. Manikato Stakes Night is held on the eve of the horse race, an exciting evening of racing under lights. The race itself is held on the Saturday, along with a range of Listed and Group racing events.

The Fashion

While it may not be as popular with the general public as the Melbourne Cup, the international reputation of the Cox Plate is helping it become one of the biggest sporting events in Australia. It is not all about the racing however, with a number of dining, entertainment, and fashion events also a big part of the Cox Plate Carnival. The Cox Plate Fashion Luncheon is held on the Wednesday before the big race, with a number of dining options and the chance to look at some of the best fashions for the spring and summer ahead.

View our Cox Plate Fashion Page

Cox Plate Prize Money

The Cox Plate is one of the richest and most prestigious races on the Australian calendar. This event is also increasingly attracting the attention of international horses, thanks in large part to the massive amount of prize money on offer. There is over $5 million in prize money on the table for the 2019 race, including over $50,000 worth of trophies for the people involved with the winning horse.

Cox Plate Barrier Draw

Like all big horse racing events, barrier draws can make a big difference to the final outcome. While the importance of barrier draws in the Cox Plate is debatable due to the long distance of the event, the tight corners of the Moonee Valley track often make for pushy conditions. Barriers are announced at the Barrier Draw Breakfast, a special event which takes place on the Wednesday before the big race in October.

Cox Plate Internationals

The Cox Plate enjoys a fantastic international reputation, more so than even the famous Melbourne Cup. The Cox Plate became part of the Racing World Series in 1999, and is still the only southern hemisphere race in what is a very impressive list. The organisers of the Cox Plate are increasingly making efforts to attract the attention of international horses, with more runners from Europe, America, and Asia likely in the coming years.

Cox Plate Results

The Cox Plate is the best Weight For Age race in Australasia. The Cox Plate is a tough rough and usually the toughest and best horse in the race will win it. Last years winner of the Cox Plate was international galloper Adelaide who was ridden by Ryan Moore. View the replay of the race below. We have a look at the results and information.

Cox Plate Tips

Picking a Cox Plate winner isn’t easy. But here at Just Horse Racing we make it easy by providing you with the best free Cox Plate tips available anywhere on the internet. Be sure to check back when the final field for the race has been released to view our tips.

Cox Plate Field

The Field consists of fourteen runners and four emergencies. The Cox Plate is run over 2040m at Moonee Valley racecourse which is hosted by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. View the up-to date nominations for the race.

Some Fun Facts

We take a look at some Facts including when the first Cox Plate was run, which horses have won the Cox Plate/Melbourne Cup double and which horse has been the only horse to win the Cox Plate three years in row. If you would like to know the answers to these questions be sure to checkout our facts page.

 Cox Plate past winners

The Cox Plate has been run since 1922, we take a look at the previous winners of the horse race on our past winners page.

How to bet on the Cox Plate?

Looking to bet on the Cox Plate? Online bookmakers such as Sportsbet, BetEasy and Ladbrokes offer a quick and easy online betting service. Once you have signed up simply navigate your way to the correct market and click on the odds of the horse you wish to bet on. You can then enter the amount you wish to bet and all you will need to do is confirm your bet. It's that easy!

When is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate 2019 will be run on Saturday, October 26 at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The scheduled start time for the race is 4:55PM.

What time is the Cox Plate 2019?

The Cox Plate 2019 will be run at 4:55PM on Saturday, October 26 at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Where is the Cox Plate 2019?

The Cox Plate 2019 will take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday, October 26.

How to live stream the 2019 Cox Plate

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Cox Plate Replay

 

Cox Plate Winners

  • 2018: Winx
  • 2017: Winx
  • 2016: Winx
  • 2015: Winx
  • 2014: Adelaide
  • 2013: Shamus Award
  • 2012: Ocean Park
  • 2011: Pinker Pinker
  • 2010: So You Think
  • 2009: So You Think
  • 2008: Maldivian
  • 2007: El Segundo
  • 2006: Fields Of Omagh
 
 

Cox Plate News

  • Best Free Daily Horse Racing Betting Offers – Cox Plate day

    We take a look at Saturday’s Best Free Daily Horse Racing Offers from Australia’s leading online bookmakers at Moonee Valley where it is Cox Plate day. Make sure you get more bang for your buck this weekend at Moonee Valley by using the racing offers below. Cox Plate 🏆: View the… Read More »

  • Punters quick to plunge on Cox Plate 2019

    Punters were quick out of the gates to back a runner at double figure odds to win Saturday’s Cox Plate. The Cox Plate field was announced this morning and it did not take long for punters to back a runner who was a borderline chance to make it into the… Read More »

  • Cox Plate Field – 2019

    View the final field and barriers for the 2019 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate will be run on Saturday 26th October at Moonee Valley racecourse. Time: 4:55pm Distance: 2040m Class: Group 1 Market 💰: View the odds for the Cox Plate Have Your Say 🗣: Who do you think will… Read More »

  • Cox Plate emergency heads Moonee Valley Cup odds

    Off the back of a luckless run in the Caulfield Cup, Mr Quickie is the Sportsbet.com.au favourite to head into the Melbourne Cup via a win in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) this Saturday. The Phillip Stokes trained four year old had no luck at all last Saturday in… Read More »

  • Ryan Moore chasing second Cox Plate win

    Ryan Moore barely remembers his win aboard Adelaide in the Cox Plate but is looking forward to his attempt at a second win in the $5 million feature. Moore rode the last winner before Winx and Hugh Bowman went on to claim the next four Cox Plates. He subsequently returned… Read More »

 
 
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