89 Horses Still in Contention for 2010 Cox Plate after First Declarations

Today the first declarations for the 2010 Cox Plate were taken with 89 horses still in contention for the $3 million weight-for-age feature due to run at Moonee Valley on October 23.

Originally 186 horses were entered for the 2010 Cox Plate, but less than half have been taken into the next round and are still a chance of making the final field come October.

Connections of Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy have paid the declaration fee for the brilliant mare, with trainer Gai Waterhouse also continuing on with Cox Plate plans for More Joyous, Once Were Wild, Rock Kingdom, Herculian Prince and Descarado giving Waterhouse a strong assault as she attempts her maiden Cox Plate win.

Early favourite in the Cox Plate betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au before they were suspended to await the declarations, Bart Cummings’ reigning champion So You Think is also still in contention as are stablemates Allez Wonder, Skorost and 2010 Melbourne Cup bound mares Dariana and Faint Perfume.

Other Cox Plate hopefuls dominating the betting include Shoot Out and 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, both still a top chance after being declared.

First declarations were also taken today for the 2010 Caulfield Guineas, 2010 Thousand Guineas, 2010 Caulfield Cup and the 2010 Melbourne Cup with 151 horses still heading towards the Melbourne Cup narrowing down the horses for all of these major Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features.

Betting markets will re-open at premier online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au shortly so keep an eye on your favourites and get ready to lock in the generous early odds still available!

2010 Tatts Cox Plate First Declarations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott
2 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens
3 ALLEZ WONDER Bart Cummings
4 ALTIUS Tony Vasil
5 AVIENUS Mark Webb
6 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker
7 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan
8 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott
9 CAPTAIN SONADOR Roger Milne
10 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson
11 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir
12 DANLEIGH Chris Waller
13 DAO DAO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14 DARIANA Bart Cummings
15 DEALER PRINCIPAL Anthony Cummings
16 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
17 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman
18 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody
19 EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (SAF) Darren Weir
20 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes
21 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings
22 FANJURA (IRE) Lee Freedman
23 GHOSTMILK (IRE) Peter G Moody
24 GOLD SALUTE Mark Riley
25 HARRY THE FOX (NZ) Anthony Cummings
26 HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price
27 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
28 IMPOSING (GB) Robert Hickmott
29 INTENCION Tony Vasil
30 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea
31 KATIE LEE Graeme Rogerson
32 KEEP THE PEACE (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
33 LA ROCKET Dale Sutton
34 LARGO LAD David Hayes
35 LEVI’S CHOICE John P Thompson
36 LINTON Robert Hickmott
37 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker
38 LORDS RANSOM Bill & Symon Wilde
39 LUEN YAT FOREVER Pou Choi
40 MAJESTIC MUSIC Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
41 MARHETA Michael Moroney
42 MENTALITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
43 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller
44 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney
45 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
46 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher
47 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
48 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED John P Thompson
49 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse
50 ORIGINATE John P Thompson
51 PRECIOUS LORRAINE David Hayes
52 REBEL RAIDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
53 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell
54 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent
55 ROCK KINGDOM Gai Waterhouse
56 ROTHESAY Gerald Ryan
57 RUN FOR NAARA John P Thompson
58 SASA Tim Martin
59 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien
60 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh
61 SHOOT OUT John Wallace
62 SKOROST Bart Cummings
63 SMALL MINDS John P Thompson
64 SMOKIN’ JOEY Lee Freedman
65 SNAPY HALO (ARG) John O’Shea
66 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley
67 SO YOU THINK (NZ) Bart Cummings
68 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett
69 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis
70 THE HOMBRE John Bary
71 THE RUFFIAN Lee Freedman
72 THESEO Gai Waterhouse
73 TOORAK TOFF Rick Hore-Lacy
74 TRADER Anthony Cummings
75 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller
76 TRUSTING John P Thompson
77 TURNSTILES (NZ) Anthony Cummings
78 TYPHOON TRACY Peter G Moody
79 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil
80 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien
81 VOSNE ROMANEE (NZ) Jeff Lynds
82 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds
83 WHOBEGOTYOU Mark Kavanagh
84 WOORIM Robert Heathcote
85 YOSEI Stuart Webb
86 ZABRASIVE (NZ) John O’Shea
87 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh
88 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings
89 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott