Toorak Toff Late Cox Plate 2011 Nomination

Last year’s Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff has been assigned an eleventh-hour 2011 Cox Plate campaign, the Rick Hore-Lacy-trained galloper the sole late entry taken for the famous Moonee Valley weight-for-age feature.

Toorak Toff

Toorak Toff was the sole late entry for the 2011 Cox Plate today

Original 2011 Cox Plate nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on Tuesday August 2, 189 gallopers entered for the $3 million showdown to run on October 22.

Today late entries closed for the Cox Plate and a number of other Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features including the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with Racing Victoria taking a total of six belated nominees across four elite level races.

There are now 190 horses heading towards a spot in the 2011 Cox Plate field with connections of Show A Heart four-year-old Toorak Toff paying the $3,300 late entry fee.

Having shown early promise during their opening two preparations Toorak Toff set themselves up as a genuine stallion prospect winning a number of stakes races, most famous of which was the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) in August last year.

After running a game fourth behind the Peter Moody-trained Anacheeva in last year’s Caulfield Guineas, Toorak Toff has recently failed to perform at the same level.

Their most recent run was in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville back in May, Toorak Toff finishing a horrid 10 lengths away 17th to Lone Rock after suffering what Hore-Lacy called “travel sickness”.

Still, Hore-Lacy has seen enough in Toorak Toff’s work leading up to the spring to warrant their late entry into the Cox Plate.

Toorak Toff has been back in work since June and as well as the Cox Plate, Hore-Lacy indicated that the $350,000 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 24 looked a nice race for him.

“He would get a bit of weight in that race but it would be all right for him,” he said.

There is one final chance for horses to be entered for the Cox Plate, final late entries taken on Monday 17 October attracting a hefty fee of $130,000.

Cox Plate betting is already open at the online bookmakers with the now European-based star So You Think and Whobegotyou, who resumes in Saturday’s PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield, installed as the $10 co-favourites.

Dual Cox Plate winner So You Think is looking more like a possible runner in this year’s edition with Racing Victoria saying they were optimistic about coming to a solution over quarantine issues for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

“There’s still just a couple of issues to be worked around with the situation that some things (stables) are just too close (at Ballydoyle) but as with Newmarket they were able to be overcome and we remain hopeful of doing so again,” Racing Victoria’s chief executive Rob Hines said yesterday.

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2011 Tatts Cox Plate Nominations

HorseTrainerHandicap Rating
AbsolutelyMichael Kent0
AbsolutelyawesomeMichael Moroney0
AkzarDarren Weir0
AlandiRobert Hickmott0
AlcopopJake Stephens0
All SilentGrahame Begg0
AlohaMick Price0
AltiusChris Waller0
AmericainAlain de Royer Dupre0
AnacheevaPeter G Moody0
AnudjawunShaun Dwyer0
Apollo CreedJohn McArdle0
At First SightDarren Weir0
AvienusMark Webb105
Awaken the DragonLeon & Troy Corstens0
BaldovinoGreg Stephens0
BaseLuke Oliver0
Becqu AdoreePeter G Moody0
BigelowAdam Durrant0
BlackieJarrod McLean0
BoomingJeff Lynds0
Boys On TourBrett Cavanough0
Brazilian PulseMichael Moroney0
BridgestoneNeville Parnham0
Bright HorizonStephen Hutchinson0
BudaiDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
C'est La GuerreMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes0
CabezaRebecca Kelly0
Cape BlancoAidan O'Brien0
CedarbergPat Carey0
Charing CrossTony Crane0
City of SongBjorn Baker0
Coldens ChoiceGreg Eurell0
ColumbusDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
CosmonautBrian Smith0
Costly CommitmentMick Price0
Dangerous MidgeBrian Meehan0
Dead EndMichael Moroney0
Dealer PrincipalDean Saxon0
December DrawMark Kavanagh0
DiyarakaMichael Moroney0
Do Ra MiPeter G Moody0
Do You ThinkBart & James Cummings0
DomeskyMichael Kent0
Don CarlosAdam Wadick0
Dowager QueenPat Cannon0
DreamawayGrant & Alana Williams0
EfficientRobert Hickmott115
Essence of SuccessGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Extra ZeroDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
Fast ClipGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
FawknerRobert Hickmott0
FiniguerraDarryl Dodson0
Flat ChatJohn Sadler0
Fleur de LuneLee Somervell0
Flight of PegasusJohn Sargent0
Folding GearLee & Shannon Hope0
FontelinaTony Gollan0
ForetellerChris Waller0
FoxhamTony McEvoy0
GalizaniJohn P Thompson0
GatheringJohn P Thompson0
GiginoChris Waller0
Gingerbread ManBruce Marsh0
Glass HarmoniumMichael Moroney112
Go With the FloGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Green MoonRobert Hickmott0
Guest WingAlan Mcnamara0
Happy TrailsPaul Beshara0
Hawk IslandChris Waller0
Heart of DreamsMick Price0
HeidiliciousJohn Sadler0
HelmetPeter & Paul Snowden112
Herculian PrinceGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
I'm ImposingChris Waller0
IlloChris Waller0
Illustrious BlueLuke Oliver0
IlovethiscityGrahame Begg0
Jimmy ChouxJohn Bary117
JustwarmingupRoss Price0
Keep the PeaceShaune Ritchie0
Kim DivineBart & James Cummings0
King Top GunIppo Sameshima0
King's PactDavid Payne0
King's RosePeter G Moody111
Largo LadDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
Light BrigadePeter G Moody0
Lights of HeavenPeter G Moody0
LintonJohn Sadler0
Lion TamerMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman114
LittorioNigel Blackiston0
London StripePat Carey0
Love Conquers AllMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes0
Lucas CranachAnthony Freedman0
Luen Yat ForeverPeter G Moody0
MaluckydayJoseph Pride0
MaraaseemDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
Meiner KitzSakae Kunieda0
Midas TouchRobert Hickmott0
Midnight MartiniMark Kavanagh0
Mirjulisa LassGregory Hickman0
More JoyousGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
More StrawberriesKelso Wood & Patricia Gesler0
MosheenRobert Smerdon0
MoudreCiaron Maher0
MourayanRobert Hickmott0
MushattaJohn Manzelmann0
MusirMike De Kock0
My BentleyShane Bottomley0
My Kingdom of FifeChris Waller0
NeesonMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes0
Never ForgetRobert Heathcote0
NiblickBrett Cavanough0
Noble ParkPeter Fernie0
Older Than TimeGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Once Were WildGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Orthie's GemJeremy Sylvester0
Pane in the GlassJohn P Thompson0
Pinker PinkerGreg Eurell108
Platinum PassionMichael Moroney0
Playing GodNeville Parnham110
PolishBart & James Cummings0
PraecidoDavid Payne0
PrecedenceJames Cummings0
PressdayChris Waller0
RaffaelloPatrick F Ryan Jnr0
RahveelMark Young0
Rebel RaiderLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas0
Rebel SoldierDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
Red ColossusJohn Peacock0
Red Eye SpecialFran Houlahan & Brian Johnston0
Rekindled InterestJim Conlan109
Rhyno ChaserDavid Fromberg0
River JetezMike De Kock0
RotheraMegan Goodair0
SabrageMichael Moroney0
Sacred ChoiceJoseph Pride0
SadalbariMichael Kent0
SafariTerry Butts0
Sahara SunCiaron Maher0
SangsterTrent Busuttin & Natalie Young0
Scarlett LadyGraeme & Debbie Rogerson0
Secret AdmirerGrahame Begg113
Secret HillsMick Price0
SeguroBrian Jenkins0
ShamashBart & James Cummings0
ShamrockerDanny O'Brien109
ShootoffGraeme Rogerson0
Silver MeteorGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
SinceroStephen Farley114
Smart MissileAnthony & Edward Cummings0
So You ThinkAidan O'Brien0
Somepin AnypinGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Southern SpeedLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas0
SpacecraftNeville Parnham0
Stand to GainBob Challis0
State GradeClinton McDonald0
Strawberry BoyMatthew Dunn0
Studley ParkMichael & Luke Cerchi0
Supreme WarriorJohn Sargent0
Sweetest MelodyGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Swift JudgementBart & James Cummings0
SyreonBrian Buckley0
Teardrop RockGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
That's the WayDarryn Pateman0
The Jazz SingerMichael Kent0
The New BoyDanny O'Brien0
TokugawaLeon & Troy Corstens0
Tom's RocketReg Rowley0
Toorak ToffRick Hore-Lacy0
Torio's QuestDavid Pfieffer0
Triple EleganceChris Waller0
TrustingJohn P Thompson0
TullamoreGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
Unusual SuspectMichael Kent0
ValdemoroGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott0
VesperMichael Jacobs0
VigorDanny O'Brien0
Viking LegendRoss Simpson0
VittoriaMichael Kent0
Wall StreetMichael Moroney111
WhobegotyouMark Kavanagh0
WoorimRobert Heathcote0
ZabeelionaireLeon & Troy Corstens0
Zack HallMikel Delzangles0
ZagrebDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig0
Zara DancerBruce Wallace & Allan Peard0
ZephyronMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes0