King’s Rose Adds Heart to Moody’s Cox Plate 2011 Dream

August 29, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

King’s Rose Adds Heart to Moody’s Cox Plate 2011 Dream

A devastatingly close win over race favourite Heart Of Dreams in the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) by King’s Rose at Caulfield on the weekend has seen Peter Moody’s hopes of a 2011 Cox Plate win skyrocket.

King's Rose

King's Rose has strengthened Peter Moody's hopes of a Cox Plate win in 2011

Making her Australian race debut on Saturday, Group 1 winning Kiwi mare King’s Rose stormed into contention for the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22 with a gritty final-stride win over Heart Of Dreams in the Memsie.

It was a thrilling blanket finish that saw the Greg Eurell-trained Red Colossus ($13) and Jim Conlan’s Rekindled Interest ($7.50) finish three-four both within a length of upset winner King’s Rose.

Moody currently has six from his stables nominated for the Cox Plate 2011, including reigning Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva who failed to impress when finishing 11th in the Memsie for their first-up run.

Although King’s Rose got the bikkies on Saturday, her Cox Plate odds at Luxbet remain generous at $26.

With Whobegotyou leading the Cox Plate betting at $7, Moody’s best chance in the weight-for-age feature is still seen to be Lights Of Heaven who sits as the equal $11 second elect along with dual defending champion, but unlikely acceptor, So You Think.

Other Memsie Stakes runners in Cox Plate contention this year include fourth placegetter Rekindled Interest and seventh placegetter Linton who are both rated $18 chances at Luxbet.


King’s Rose is also entered for the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 15, for which she is paying $26 to win in markets again lead by her stablemate Lights Of Heaven ($7).

However, after Saturday’s success Moody hinted that her preferred distance would more likely lead to a Cox Plate bid this prep.

“Looking at her videos, I’m not convinced she is a mile-and-half (horse),” Moody explained.

“She failed to stay in the (New Zealand) Oaks, but that was at the end of a long campaign.”

King’s Rose ran three lengths away seventh in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks, run over the Caulfield Cup distance of 2400 metres, behind Midnight Oil on March 19 which was her last run before the Memsie.

“I’m not ruling anything out, but up to a mile and a quarter (2000 metres),” Moody added.

“I think she’s going to be very competitive in anything she runs in.

“I think she is a high quality mare.

“Her work has been very good and I’m very impressed with her.”

Moody also indicated that King’s Rose would next contest either the $300,000 Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 10 or the $350,000 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 24.

“Her next start will be in either the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes or the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, we’ll just sit on the fence for the moment,” Moody said.

Meanwhile trainer of beaten favourite Heart Of Dreams, Mick Price indicated he would likely avoid a second clash with King’s Rose in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes and run his dual Group 1 winner next up in the $350,000 Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 17.

“I’d be leaning to an Underwood Stakes start for him here at the 1800 metres rather than the Dato Tan Chin Nam,” Price said.

“I think they’d be a bit nippy for him over the 1600 metres around the Valley.”

Heart Of Dreams is a $35 Cox Plate hope at Luxbet.

For full spring betting odds on all the Group Ones, head to Luxbet and open an account with the Tabcorp-owned and operated online bookmaker more Aussie punters love to use.

New to Luxbet? Join, deposit and quote the codeword BONUSBET and this spring Luxbet will instantly credit your account with a bonus bet valued up to $400!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field