Cox Plate Day 2011 Fields, Program & Betting Favourites

This Saturday 2011 Cox Plate Day will light up Moonee Valley Racecourse, a crack nine-race program headlined by the running of Australasia’s richest weight-for-age feature, the $3 million Group 1 Tatts Cox Plate(2040m).

Black Caviar

Black Caviar is set to steal the show in Race 5 on Cox Plate Day 2011 this Saturday

Running as Moonee Valley Race 8 at 5:35pm (AEDST) on Saturday, the 2011 Cox Plate field currently features 13 top gallopers following the early scratching of #2 Descarado, which has allowed first emergency #15 Avienus a start.

Cox Plate betting at Luxbet is led by Peter Snowden’s triple Group 1 winning colt Helmet who is at a firming price of $3.30 to emulate So You Think (2009) in winning the Cox Plate as a three-year-old; So You Think also continuing on to become a dual Cox Plate hero last year.

While the Cox Plate is undoubtedly the headline race at the meeting, Luxbet punters will be excited to know there are five other Group races running at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Other highlights and crucial spring carnival features not to miss include:

  • Race 5 – the 2011 Schweppes Stakes where Black Caviar will start one of the shortest-priced favourites in Australian racing history, the undefeated queen seeking her 15th consecutive career victory
  • Race 6 – the 2011 Drake International / Moonee Valley Gold Cup featuring 13 stayers, many of which are heading towards the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), including defending Melbourne Cup winner Americain

Below the Races.com.au have the full 2011 Cox Plate Day Fields and Schedule so you don’t miss a minute of the action. Please note all Moonee Valley Race Times are quoted in Melbourne time.

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2011 Cox Plate Day Fields & Race Schedule

Moonee Valley Race 1 – Microfilte Helicopters Inglis Banner (1000m) – 12:35pm

  • Early Favourite: – #4 Rise To The Top – Bet now at Luxbet
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 DE MASTER Paul & Tracey Templeton Luke Currie 4 57kg
2 FREE OF DOUBT Jason Petch Steven King 9 57kg
3 6 RED EXCITEMENT Neville Layt Tommy Berry 8 57kg 62
4 2 RISE TO THE TOP Gary Portelli Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 66
5 ROAD TRIPPIN Stephen Theodore Peter Mertens 1 57kg
6 SO SURE David Hayes Steven Arnold 5 57kg
7 STROP Shane Stockdale Dean Holland 3 57kg
8 SWIPELINE Tony McEvoy Matthew Neilson 12 57kg
9 UNLUCKY Cameron Templeton Danny Nikolic 13 57kg
10 BALMODENA Paul & Tracey Templeton Craig Newitt 10 55kg
11 8 DIAMOND EARTH Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 6 55kg 61
12 GO THE CATS Rick Hore-Lacy Corey Brown 2 55kg
13 KAZANJIAN David Hayes Craig Williams 14 55kg
14 4 LAMINGTONS Matt Laurie Ben Melham 7 55kg 63

Moonee Valley Race 2 – Essendon Jeep Stakes (1600m) – 1:20pm

  • Early Favourite: – #5 Twilighting @ $3.30 – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Alternative Race Name: Alexander Stakes
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 7311X16129 BLISS STREET Daniel Morton Steven Arnold 2 59.5kg 94
2 121X867 EURYALE Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 1 55kg 80
3 211X0886 MANHATTAN MAID Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 8 54.5kg 78
4 21372 CLASSIC ELLE Tony Vasil Corey Brown 4 53kg 68
5 0X911 TWILIGHTING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 7 53kg 68
6 21 FLAME OF LANKA David Hayes Craig Williams 3 53kg 64
7 2462X32 TORAH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 53kg 64
8 070X41 BEAUTIFUL BOUDICA Shane Nichols Stephen Baster 5 53kg 62
9 7X34 BAREBACK Pat Carey Brenton Avdulla 6 53kg 58

Moonee Valley Race 3 – 1300 Australia Stakes (1200m) – 2:05pm

  • Early Favourite: – #6 Beckon @ $3.70 – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Alternative Race Name: Red Anchor Stakes
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11X AMAH ROCK Peter Morgan Danny Nikolic 5 57kg 84
2 34X11 MISS STELLABELLE Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 3 56kg 86
3 142483X370 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 6 55.5kg 74
4 8X25X53323 VATICAN Byron Cozamanis Craig Williams 7 55.5kg 68
5 117 MOST HUSBANDS Darren Weir Dwayne Dunn 2 55.5kg 68
6 11 BECKON Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 55.5kg 70
7 15X1 RED RAIN Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 9 55.5kg 68
8 11120X3412 KARUTA QUEEN Neville Layt Tommy Berry 8 55kg 98
9 122X478 GLISSADE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 53.5kg 76

Moonee Valley Race 4 – Mitchelton Wines Vase (2040m) – 2:40pm

  • Early Favourite: – #1 Manawanui @ $1.18 – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Alternative Race Name: AAMI Vase
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 311X1112 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon Glyn Schofield 4 57kg 108
2 1X413 COLLAR (NZ) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 80
3 636X351349 SCELTO (NZ) Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 2 57kg 64
4 72X49 I FEEL GOOD Frankie Stockdale Brenton Avdulla 3 57kg 62
5 15 POWER BROKER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 57kg 64
6 709 DANICHI Michael Templeton Danny Nikolic 6 57kg 48

Moonee Valley Race 5 – Schweppes Stakes (1200m) – 3:20pm

  • Early Favourite: – #5 Black Caviar @ $1.04 – Bet now at Luxbet
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0X0X42533X SCENIC BLAST Daniel Morton Steven Arnold 3 58.5kg 112
2 12X0LX79X4 HERE DE ANGELS Wendy Roche Ms Clare Lindop 5 58.5kg 106
3 0X15750X01 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 1 58.5kg 103
4 10X2961014 BALAVAN Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 2 58.5kg 94
5 11X11111X1 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 56.5kg 128

Moonee Valley Race 6 – Drake International Cup (2500m) – 4:00pm

  • Early Favourite: – #1 Americain @ $3.30 – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Alternative Race Name: Moonee Valley Gold Cup
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 113X66X10X AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre Gerald Mosse 3 58kg 117
2 10112X0505 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds Dwayne Dunn 7 58kg 105
3 0X9923X760 LINTON Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 108
4 11421X8383 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 6 57kg 104
5 33313X1621 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon Chris Symons 10 57kg 101
6 3262X1421X ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings Luke Nolen 11 56.5kg 106
7 8125X8X000 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray Baker Brad Rawiller 4 56kg 108
8 X83411X992 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 1 56kg 99
9 7465110X60 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson James Winks 13 55kg 87
10 2322X00445 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 12 55kg 89
11 8248312064 SWOOPER Darryl Dodson Ben Melham 2 54kg 97
12 6X66212X00 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent Dean Yendall 9 54kg 89
13 0223X82131 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Clare Lindop 8 51kg 89

Moonee Valley Race 7 – Drummond Gold Crystal Mile (1600m) – 4:40pm

  • Early Favourite: – #9 Testa My Patience @ $3.40 – Bet now at Luxbet
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 X461976X66 DANLEIGH Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 58kg 114
2 X40798X613 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd Michael Walker 2 55.5kg 107
3 2X32708X75 DAO DAO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 55kg 105
4 1130X60930 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller Damien Oliver 1 55kg 105
5 44113511X0 HAWKS BAY Neil Dyer Dean Yendall 12 54.5kg 104
6 X89290X453 LUEN YAT FOREVER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 54.5kg 103
7 6X6430X580 PLAYWRIGHT (NZ) Steve Richards Dean Holland 3 53.5kg 100
8 9499X751X6 SILVER GRECIAN (GB) John Moore Darren Beadman 7 53.5kg 101
9 X11112X231 TESTA MY PATIENCE Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 53.5kg 101
10 41X1117X20 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent Brenton Avdulla 11 52.5kg 98
11 52542X8031 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Craig Williams 4 52.5kg 91
12 2530960X11 HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ) Roger James Corey Brown 5 52.5kg 89

Moonee Valley Race 8 – Tatts Cox Plate (2040m) – 5:35pm

  • Early Favourite: – #14 Helmet @ $3.30 – Bet now at Luxbet
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 7X0X591X08 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott Steven King 5 59kg
2 12PX626X91 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 9 59kg
3 1X2200X044 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds Darren Beadman 7 59kg
4 0X2312X242 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 4 59kg
5 111116X211 JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) John Bary Jonathan Riddell 10 57.5kg
6 X1101X1185 SINCERO Stephen Farley Chris O’Brien 6 57.5kg
7 017521X418 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 16 57.5kg
8 3322X24536 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 15 57.5kg
9 55515X2415 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Dwayne Dunn 3 57.5kg
10 X41312X807 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Steven Arnold 1 55.5kg
11 31143X5122 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell Craig Williams 12 55.5kg
12 3131X2241 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla 8 55.5kg
13 111147X112 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 55.5kg
14 X1111X3311 HELMET Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 49.5kg
15e 9855X00922 AVIENUS Mark Webb Brad Rawiller 14 57kg
16e 90X601X007 YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 13 55.5kg

Moonee Valley Race 9 – Trojan Hand Tools Stakes (1600m) – 6:20pm

  • Early Favourite: – #12 Neriani @ $5.50 – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Alternative Race Name – Tesio Stakes
# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5232X74310 LADY LYNETTE David & Scott Brunton Dwayne Dunn 9 58kg 108
2 9855X00922 AVIENUS Mark Webb Brad Rawiller 2 57kg 105
3 126X340X10 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 5 56kg 102
4 X888411X51 LITTLE SURFER GIRL Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 55kg 100
5 21212X9110 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 100
6 94214X2711 HI BELLE John Gunning Corey Brown 4 53kg 90
7 32239X8460 OCEAN CHALLENGER Darren Magro Jason Lyon 8 53kg 89
8 L051310X30 OUR ELLA BELLE (NZ) Steven Ramsay Steven King 11 53kg 89
9 14X215X075 SO PRISTINE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12 53kg 88
10 36X0731926 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton Ben Melham 7 53kg 84
11 2222314X58 APENNINE Mark Jackson (late alt) 13 53kg 82
12 13213X132 NERIANI John Sadler Craig Williams 1 53kg 82
13 1145X04201 EAU DE DALI Shaun Dwyer Michael Walker 10 53kg 72

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