Cox Plate 2011 Odds Update Following Third Declarations

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Cox Plate 2011 Odds Update Following Third Declarations

Today saw the number of hopeful horses in the ‘Big 3’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features reduced with first declarations taken for the Melbourne Cup, and third declarations released for both the Caulfield Cup and 2011 Cox Plate, which has had an impact especially on the betting markets for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship.


Caulfield Guineas favourite Helmet is one of only two three-year-olds still in 2011 Cox Plate contention

Due to run at Moonee Valley on Saturday October 22, there are now just 37 gallopers vying for a spot in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) final field for 2011.

This number has reduced by 22 since Cox Plate second declarations last month.

Australia’s premier online bookmaker Luxbet has already released their updated Cox Pate 2011 betting markets following third acceptances today.

The top two Cox Plate betting favourites Jimmy Choux ($5) and Helmet ($8), who runs in the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) this Saturday, remain at the same price as they were prior third declarations, however there have been a number of notable market movers.


In a side-note, the Peter Snowden-trained Helmet is one of only two three-year-olds left vying for the title of 2011 Cox Plate winner along with fellow Caulfield Guineas rival Smart Missile.

2011 Cox Plate Betting Market Movers Following Third Declarations Include:

  • Lion Tamer ($11 into $8 Luxbet)
  • Whobegotyou ($13 into $9.50 Luxbet)
  • My Kingdom Of Fife ($13 into $12 Luxbet)

Underwood Stakes winner Lion Tamer has firmed in from $11 to $8 at Luxbet with connections of the in-form Kiwi galloper confirming they will focus solely on the Cox Plate, choosing not to pay the third declaration fee for them in the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m)

Winner of the Victoria Derby last spring carnival, four-year-old Lion Tamer gets their chance to further prove their Cox Plate potential this Saturday when they contest the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

Other Cox Plate third acceptors that dropped out of contention for the Caulfield Cup include:

  • King’s Rose ($26 Luxbet) – One of three horses still in Cox Plate contention for Peter Moody, former Kiwi mare is unbeaten in Australia from two starts and will vie for her maiden elite level win down under this Saturday in the Toorak Handicap
  • Playing God ($26 Luxbet) – Neville Parnham’s Group 1 winning WA raider, Blackfriars four-year-old Playing God ran an eye-catching third to Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw in the Turnbull Stakes on Sunday and is dually nominated for the Caulfield Stakes and Toorak Handicap this weekend
  • Rekindled Interest ($13 Luxbet) – Jim Conlan-trained four-year-old is proving to be a Moonee Valley track specialist having won the AAMI Vase there last sprint and the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes over the mile there two starts back
  • Lights Of Heaven ($26 Luxbet) – Another Moody-trained mare, was a one-time favourite for the Caulfield Cup this year but has failed in her last three runs including a last-start ninth to Lion Tamer in the Underwood

Two internationally-trained horses are also still in Cox Plate 2011 calculations with defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain and the Luca Cumani-trained former Chilean racehorse Sahara Sun.

The 2011 Cox Plate final field of acceptances will be released on Tuesday October 18 and published right here at

You don’t have to wait to place your Cox Plate bets however as right now Luxbet are offering the juiciest futures odds on all 37 third acceptors.

So sign up with Luxbet now to get in on the action and if you join by the end of the spring carnival quoting the codeword BONUSBET when making your first deposit, Luxbet will instantly credit you with a bonus bet valued up to $500!

2011 Cox Plate Third Declarations & Weights

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 59kg
2 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 59kg
3 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 59kg
4 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 59kg
5 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 59kg
6 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 59kg
7 LINTON Robert Hickmott 59kg
8 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 59kg
9 LUEN YAT FOREVER Peter G Moody 59kg
10 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 59kg
11 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller 59kg
12 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 59kg
13 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds 59kg
14 WHOBEGOTYOU Mark Kavanagh 59kg
15 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 59kg
16 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent 57.5kg
17 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse 57.5kg
18 JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) John Bary 57.5kg
19 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray Baker 57.5kg
20 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 57.5kg
21 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan 57.5kg
22 SAHARA SUN (CHI) Luca Cumani 57.5kg
23 SINCERO Stephen Farley 57.5kg
24 TOORAK TOFF Rick Hore-Lacy 57.5kg
25 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 57.5kg
26 AVIENUS Mark Webb 57kg
27 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 55.5kg
28 DREAMAWAY Dean Binaisse 55.5kg
29 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody 55.5kg
30 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 55.5kg
31 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell 55.5kg
32 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 55.5kg
33 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 55.5kg
34 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 55.5kg
35 YOSEI Stuart Webb 55.5kg
36 HELMET Peter Snowden 49.5kg
37 SMART MISSILE Anthony Cummings 49.5kg

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