The Cox Plate for 2012 is definately a hard race to pick the winner with some exceptionally good horses.
Glenn Boss is very confident that Kiwi galloper Ocean Park can win the Cox Plate in 2012. Currently Ocean Park is sitting 3rd in the betting market at around $6 for the win.
Something to remember that out of the last 10 years there have only ever been 3 favourites to win the Cox Plate those being So you Think in 2010, Makybe Diva in 2005 and Northerly in 2002. Favourites starting at less than 2/1 have a strike rate of around 70% of winning the Cox Plate this years Pierro doesn’t start less than 2/1.
Ocean Park and Green Moon look the 2 horses that could win this race.
WIN : Ocean Park
QUINELLA: Ocean Park and Green Moon
TRIFECTA: Ocean Park, Green Moon and Proisir
ONLY THE BEST
Here’s a few names you might know.
Zipping, Jimmy Choux, Mahogany, Whobegotyou, Lonhro.
And they’re just the champion racehorses who could only manage a place in what is traditionally the best weight for age race in Australia.
The list of Cox Plate champions could easily double as a list of the greatest Australian racehorses.
Tulloch, Phar Lap (twice), Kingston Town (thrice), Octagonal, Saintly, Might and Power, Sunline, Northerly, Makybe Diva, So You Think, Better Loosen Up
AN ALL AUSSIE AFFAIR
Forget the international raiders. There isn’t a single foreign horse in this year’s final field, after English horse Afsare didn’t respond to treatment for a fetlock injury.
Instead, all 14 runners are home-grown fancies, which is a welcome change for some, particularly after Dunaden already nabbed the Caulfield Cup.
LIGHT WORK FOR THE KIDS
Weight for age means horses cop it in the neck – and on the back – for every extra year they’ve been on this earth.
That’s handy if you’re a gun three-year-old like Pierro, who’ll practically be carrying air while most of the six-year-olds in the field will lug an extra 9.5kg around the 2040m trip.
While we’re talking three-year-olds, there’s every chance that the babies in the field will go one-two-three, with All Too Hard and Pierro coming off a quinella in the Victoria Derby and Proisir winning three of his four career starts.
WHERE’S THE VALUE?
A hot field means one thing – juicy odds for horses with genuine claims for the Plate.
Race favourite Pierro has drifted a little since earlier in the week and is now at $4.40, while Green Moon firmed from $5 to $4.80 before moving back out to $5
More Joyous has been the big fancy, coming in from big odds to be among the favourites with punters at $7.
And if All Too Hard can tap into the form that delivered Pierro’s shock Caulfield Guineas defeat, he’ll make a a few punters who jump at his $10 odds happy.
Pierro – $4.40
Green Moon – $5
Ocean Park – $6.50
More Joyous – $7
Proisir – $9
All Too Hard – $10
Rekindled Interest – $21
Shoot Out – $21
Ethiopia – $21
Sincero – $31
Happy Trails – $51
Southern Speed – $41
Glass Harmonium – $61
Linton – $101
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There hasn’t been a jockey to win back to back in the Cox Plate since Greg Childs did in 2000 on Sunline.
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