Moonee Valley Cox Plate Day is here, the biggest day of the year on the Moonee Valley racing calendar!
Some of the best horses in the world will battle it out for the famous Cox Plate, a 2040m weight-for-age race worth $5 million.
The Cox Plate is a notoriously difficult race to win, with a field of quality horses and a variety of factors that can come into play, such as the track conditions, the weather, and the draw.
However, there are a few horses that stand out as the ones to beat this year (tips below).
We will go through each race for the day and give you our best bets & value tips.
The weather looks fine, and the track will play in the good 4.
Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank – Open Handicap. $150k.
Not a race we are overly keen to bet into but if we had to.
Should be winning.
Unflinching could bounce back after last start.
Inglis Banner – Open Set Weights. 2YO. $500k.
Throw a dart and see where it lands.
#15 BLUE STRATUM has had some backing after some nice trials.
Powerflo Solutions Tesio Stakes – Group 3 Handicap. 4YO+. Mares. $200k.
#2 WISHLOR LASS
Looks the obvious.
Another race we’re not overly keen to bet into.
If #3 OSMOZE can settle closer, he can pose as a big threat.
He can be forgiven last time out. Must have a saver on if playing.
PFD Food Services Crockett Stakes – Listed Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. Fillies. $175k.
Profiles the strongest in this field but once again,
Not a stack of confidence here.
#5 SHEVA could upset.
McCafe Crystal Mile – Group 2 Weight For Age. $300k.
A race in 2 here.
#1 TUVALU & #4 ANTINO
Hard to see anything else winning.
3 Point Motors Fillies Classic – Group 2 Set Weights. 3YO. Fillies. $300k.
Can continue on her winning ways today.
Looks a nice filly.
Drummond Golf Vase – Group 2 Set Weights. 3YO. $400k.
Best bet of the day territory here.
Looks to get the right map and recent outings have been super strong.
Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes – Group 1 Weight For Age. 3YO+. $2m.
Just sit back and enjoy this high quality mare.
Race 9 (The Cox Plate)
Ladbrokes Cox Plate – Group 1 Weight For Age. 3YO+. $5m.
#1 ROMANTIC WARRIOR
Was a great first up run last time out.
Needed that to be set for this.
A lot of people are jumping off but I certainly won’t be.
Actually think he makes a mess of this field at Moonee Valley.
1 – #1 ROMANTIC WARRIOR
2 -#12 KING COLORADO
3 – #5 GOLD TRIP
4 – #10 VICTORIA ROAD
Sharp EIT Solutions Red Anchor Stakes – Group 3 Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. $200k.
Small each way to end the day.
Rock hard fit now.
Race 7 #3 VERDAD
Race 9 #1 ROMANTIC WARRIOR
Best Each Way
Race 10 #1 BARBER
Race 10 #10 DARK HALO
How to bet on the Cox Plate
There are many different ways to bet on the Cox Plate.
The most popular bet is to win, which is a bet on a horse to finish first.
You can also bet on a horse to place (finish first, second, or third) or show (finish first, second, third, or fourth).
If you are looking for a more exotic bet, you can try a trifecta (picking the first three horses in the correct order) or a quadrella (picking the first four horses in the correct order).
No matter how you choose to bet on the Cox Plate, be sure to do your research and bet responsibly.