Cox Plate Results 2018. She was never in a winning position but her closing effort was impressive. In the meantime get behind your next spring selections online at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the $3 million Mega Pick this season! It was a gutsy effort then from the Ryan Moore-ridden Adelaide who was having just his eighth career start after debuting only a year ago with a big win at Leopardstown over the mile. She races on speed and if she can handle Moonee Valley, could blow this field away. Mystic Journey is likely to settle in the front half of the field with Black Heart Bart and Kluger also in prominent positions. “I’m really happy I’m riding in the Cox Plate for Chris, I really mean that,’’ Bowman said. It was a gutsy effort then from the Ryan Moore-ridden Adelaide who was having just his eighth career start after debuting only a year ago with a big win at Leopardstown … Last 30 years: Ocean Park (2012), So You Think (2010), Northerly (2001-02), Better Loosen Up (1990). “If Lys Gracieux goes forward and takes the luck out of it, she will be hard to beat. The first winner of the Cox Plate was Violencello, who took home the grand prize of 1000 pounds. Invalid postcode. Makybe Diva Stakes winners record in the Cox Plate (same year): 27 starters for 5 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, 17 unplaced. The first female to train a winner was Deidre Stein (Rising Prince, 1985). Bowman said he is happy to be joining forces with Waller again as the Hall of Fame duo chase an incredible fifth consecutive Cox Plate. Kings Will Dream scored his first win in 18 months with a brave effort to hold off Finche. Winx has won her second Cox Plate in a row in one of the most dominant runs in Australian racing history, winning by a ridiculous eight lengths. George Main Stakes winners record in the Cox Plate (same year): 33 starters for 5 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds, 23 unplaced. Cape Of Good Hope, the much-travelled northern hemisphere raider, made his Australian debut when he wore down Black Heart Bart to win the Caulfield. There has been some upsets in the Cox Plate during this period including Dane Ripper at 40/1 in 1997, Pinker Pinker scored at $26 in 2011 while maiden Shamus Award won at $26 in 2013. “I haven’t heard much about Kluger but if he reproduces what he did in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes you would have to have him in calculations. Ryan Moore (Magic Wand) won the race on Adelaide five years ago. “The three-year-olds are very strong, particularly the sprinters, but in saying that I would be surprised if Castelvecchio could win.’’. Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it). Working well at Werribee in the lead-up to the Cox Plate, today the galloper was ridden cold early sitting right off the pace set by the likes of Tassie frontrunner The Cleaner who eventually crossed ninth for Mick Burles, and Gai Waterhouse’s two three-year-old hopes Wandjina and Almalad who finished 10th and 13th respectively. Black Heart Bart (11) L Smith B Rawiller 59kg, 4. Dream Castle (13) S Bin Suroor P Cosgrave 59kg. Te Akau Shark (18) J Richards O P Bosson 59kg, 8. “This horse has shown what a good colt he is. Champion jockey Hugh Bowman is hoping for a fairytale win on comeback galloper Kings Will Dream to claim a record fifth consecutive win in the $5 million Cox Plate on Kings Will Dream at Moonee Valley. Last 30 years: Nil. Jockey Dwayne Dunn rides Soul Patch (pink) to victory in race 6, the Drummond Golf Vase, during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Saturday, October 26, 2019. “It is a very open race,’’ Bowman said. The Cox Plate doesn’t have a champion this year but Avilius is arguably the best performed weight-for-age horse in the field with three Group 1 wins this season – Ranvet Stakes, Tancred Stakes and George Main Stakes. Mystic Journey has drawn barrier six which has been the most successful starting position in the last 30 Cox Plates, producing six winners including Winx last year. Last 30 years: Winx (2016-17-18). “Obviously he is riding full of confidence and he understands the mare. All the wash-up from the Cox plate: » … “To me that is the most exciting thing about this race. The biggest Aussie sports and the best from overseas. At this time, the Cox Plate was a Principal Race, graduating to a Group 1 event in 1979. Register, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. Caught four deep at the 1600m The Cleaner had to work to get across and lead with 2010 Cox Plate winning hoop Steven Arnold aboard. The WS Cox Plate is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for open age class horses at Moonee Valley conducted by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. Mystic Journey (6) A Trinder A Darmanin 55.5kg, 13. Cape Of Good Hope (8) D & B Hayes & T Dabernig M Zahra 56.5kg, 12. Racing editor Ray Thomas and the team discuss the weekend's big races at Royal Randwick and Moonee Valley. Hugh Bowman rode the incomparable Winx in her four Cox Plate wins and he could equal the longstanding race riding record of Darby Munro if he can win on Kings Will Dream. Adelaide then started his run a long, long way out moving up fast at the 800 metres, The Cleaner putting his foot down and winding up at the same time. Turnbull Stakes winners record in the Cox Plate (same year): 34 starters for 11 wins, 6 seconds, 6 thirds, 10 unplaced, 1 Lost Rider. “Things were against him but he’s still done it,” the winning Cox Plate hoop added. But unlike the previous four pressure-laden years when Winx reigned supreme, Bowman and trainer Chris Waller are taking a low-key approach as they bid for another piece of Cox Plate history with Kings Will Dream. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Since then, there has been a different winner of the feature weight-for-age races in Sydney and Melbourne right through the spring to the Cox Plate. Extremely talented northern hemisphere three-year-old who showed he can mix it at this level with his Caulfield win. Kluger did run second to Winx in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and must be considered. “I don’t think the track is a factor unless Damian panics which I doubt he will do as he’s such a cool rider,’’ Bowman said. “I didn’t sense him coming that day and I was surprised he was as close as he was to Winx.’’, 1. Last 30 years: Winx (2017-18), Makybe Diva (2005), Northerly (2002), Better Loosen Up (2002). Kings Will Dream settled midfield, sprinted quickly from the turn and fought hard to win. Harlem, the dual Australian Cup winner, ran his best race this spring for third, Avilius ran on from back for fourth. The forgotten mare in the race, four-time Group 1 winning Kiwi Silent Achiever ($26) then ran a cracking third in a busy photo finish a further half-head back. Just $25/month. In the nearly 100-year history of Australia’s greatest weight-for-age contest, no horse had ever won the race four times. Black Heart Bart has found a new lease of life this spring. Lys Gracieux is an outstanding Japanese mare, a two-time Group 1 winner, and proven on the international stage with two Group 1 placings in Hong Kong. Always a big danger in this year’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. here. Winx was always the hot favourite and expected to win but Kings Will Dream is at $18 for the most competitive Cox Plate in many years. There is no designated leader in the Cox Plate which makes this an even more intriguing race. Homesman was ridden forward early but tired from the turn to finish sixth, beaten less than two lengths. “I would love nothing more than the fairytale to come true but you have to question the depth of our weight-for-age horses. Barrier 14 has not produced a Cox Plate winner since the race was first run in 1922. Danceteria (10) D Menuisier J P Spencer 59kg, 9. His major target next year will be the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney next April. “My opinion on the Japanese is when they travel they either win or they don’t race well at all. The only other maiden to run in the Cox Plate was Oxberry Way (a 3YO trained by Bart Cummings), who finished last at 200/1 behind Red Anchor in 1984. Craig Williams (Castelvecchio) is aiming for his third Cox win in the race after scoring on Fields Of Omagh (2006) and Pinker Pinker (2011). “He’s been around the world all year and to come out here and wind it up.”. He proved his upset win at $101 in the Underwood Stakes was no fluke when he forged to the front half in the Caulfield Stakes only to be run down late by Cape Of Good Hope. Cox Plate (2040m), the northern-hemisphere three-year-old son of Galileo went out at Moonee Valley today as a drifting $8 chance and did it the tough way. Don't have an account? With rain forecast, this track will have some give in it which suits Avilius. You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out Without Winx, an intriguing 2019 Cox Plate did not disappoint. Lys Gracieux is the $3.80 favourite to give jockey Damian Lane the third leg of a calendar Grand Slam after winning the Golden Slipper on Kiamichi in the autumn and last week’s Caulfield Cup on Mer De Glace.