WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE
The WS Cox Plate, is the weight for age championship of Australia, as they say “a race where legends are made”.
It’s a valid claim many of the greats of the turf have won the Cox Plate, the likes of So You Think, Samantha Miss, Makybe Diva, Lonhro, Sunline, Might and Power and the list goes on.
But none of the champs could match Winx’s record of four straight Cox Plate’s as part of her amazing 33 start winning streak.
Last year the Japanese raider Lys Gracieux was way too good circling the field to win, this Saturday the field is much more open, but still a red hot.
ARCADIA QUEEN did the right thing by us last start when a runaway winner in the Caulfield Stakes.
Russian Camelot remains the boom horse, but had his colours lowered by Arcadia Queen last start and it’s hard to see the tight turning Moonee Valley circuit suiting the Danny O’Brien trained galloper who still remains a popular pick for the Melbourne Cup.
Epsom Handicap form is normally good form for a Cox Plate, Probabeel was super impressive in winning the Epsom while Kolding has recaptured his old form.
KINGS WILL DREAM who was unlucky in last year’s Cox Plate is in action again on this special day but this time will tackle the Waterford Crystal Mile.
Trainer Chris Waller will be hoping for a dry track with all of Kings Will Dream’s best runs coming on a firm surface.
The interesting runner is Homesman, first-up after a 28 week break. Homesman has terrific first-up form winning two of four starts while fresh and is a serious threat.
The $15million TabEverest is now over for another year with Classique Legend a deserved winner and arguably now laying claim to being the best sprinter in the world.
Unfortunately Classique Legend has now left our shores and will continue his career in Hong Kong before attacking the world’s rich sprint races and I imagine coming back to try and win another Everest.
The spotlight continues to shine on Randwick with another $1million race the Bondi Stakes.
Trainers Richard and Michael Freedman have a bargain buy in Prime Star lining up in the Bondi Stakes and is the horse to watch.
Bought for just $55,000 at the Inglis Classic Sales, Prime Star has already amassed prize money in excess of $1.4 million with more to come.
The Gerard Ryan trained Peltzer who found his best form last start is the obvious threat.
In many way Dusty Tycoon is the pin-up horse for micro ownership.
Trained by Rob Heathcote and part of the miRunners team with close on 1,000 owners Dusty Tycoon quickly became a cult hero for racing in Brisbane winning his first two starts.
Dusty made the Magic Millions final field last January and over 750 owners where on hand at the Gold Coast to watch her go round from a bad barrier.
After two disappointing starts last campaign, Rob has now given her a 22 week spell, she’s come back extremely well, has won two trials and is ready to shake the life out of three year old fillies race, which is Race 6 at Doomben.
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