IASbet.com expert racing analyst, Gerard Twomey previews all the runners in Saturdays Cox Plate.
â€œPlaced in last yearâ€™s Cox Plate. Needs to emulate Fields of Omagh to become just the second nine year old to win. 2,000m is his best distance and can certainly place again.â€
â€œMoonee Valley specialist coming off disappointing run in the Yalumba. Will have to go back to last from his barrier and will need to get a good cart into the race to figure.â€
LUEN YAT FOREVER
â€œInternational visitor from Macau. Meets More Joyous 6kg worst from the Toorak Handicap and looks outclassed.â€
â€œKiwi who has won three Group Ones this year. Heâ€™s a big strong galloper who will get a lovely run from barrier four. Heâ€™s found an awfully hot race but is going well.â€
SO YOU THINK
â€œCurrent superstar of Australian racing. Heâ€™s only had nine starts, and has already won the Group Ones including this race last year. Heâ€™s drawn to control the race from barrier five and he possesses sustained acceleration and looks incredibly hard to beat.â€
â€œHis best form has been on big tracks, and heâ€™s another whoâ€™ll need to go back from barrier nine. He looked to have every chance in the Turnbull on a more suitable track, and he wonâ€™t find this any easier.â€
â€œHuge run in the Epsom when forced to make a wide run to just miss out. His best form appears to be at Randwick, and Iâ€™m a little worried about how heâ€™ll handle Moonee Valley from the inside barrier.â€
â€œHe was beautifully placed in the Epsom when he got in on the minimum weight of 52kg. Faces a much tougher task here and doubt that heâ€™s ready for this class at Weight For Ageâ€.
â€œShe was luckless in the Toorak, but meets More Joyous 6.5kg worse here. Should struggle.â€
â€œSheâ€™s won eight in a row including three Group Ones. Sheâ€™s much better placed at Weight For Age than last week in the Toorak Handicap. Sheâ€™s bred to run the 2000m with her dam being an AJC Oaks winner. She is the obvious danger to So You Think.â€