Ten horses have accepted this morning for Saturday’s $3 million Tatt’s Cox Plate (2040m).
It already looks on paper like it could be a classic Cox Plate.
Defending champion So You Think, who is the $1.50 favourite with TAB Sportsbet, has drawn barrier 5.
So You Think is unbeaten this preparation, having won the Memsie Stakes (1400m), the Underwood Stakes (1800m) and the Yalumba Stakes (2000m).
Second favourite More Joyous, winner of the George Main Stakes and Toorak Handicap, has drawn inside So You Think in barrier 3.
Other acceptors are as predicted by Just Horse Racing on Sunday. Click here to read more.
They are AJC Derby winner Shoot Out, New Zealand superstar Wall Street, Macau’s best galloper Luen Yat Forever, Epsom Handicap quinella Captain Sonador and Trusting, 2008 Caulfield Guineas winner Whobegotyou, Turnbull Stakes winner Zipping and Stocks Stakes winner Avienus.
Just Horse Racing will bring you all the important Cox Plate news over the next few days, so stay tuned.
The final field is as follows:
8-05.35 TATTS COX PLATE (2040 METRES)
|1||ZIPPING||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||59||119|
|2||WHOBEGOTYOU||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||59||120|
|3||LUEN YAT FOREVER||Pou Choi||Dwayne Dunn||59||108|
|4||WALL STREET (NZ)||Jeff Lynds||Michael Coleman||59||114|
|5||SO YOU THINK (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||57.5||122|
|6||SHOOT OUT||John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis||57.5||118|
|7||TRUSTING||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||57.5||112|
|8||CAPTAIN SONADOR||Roger Milne||Glen Boss||57.5||112|
|9||AVIENUS||Mark Webb||Craig Williams||57||107|
|10||MORE JOYOUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||55.5||115|
The Cox Plate will be Race 8 on a 9 race card, to be run at 5:35pm on Saturday afternoon.
It will be the first moves towards a night Cox Plate, which is at the helm of the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s plans over the next few years.
Written by Andrew Hawkins