The 2011 Cox Plate is only a few hours away and here the Races.com.au team take a look at the latest movers and shakers in the markets for today’s $3 million feature.
Due to jump at 5:35pm (AEDST) as Moonee Valley Race 8, the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) could be the arena for an historical win by a crack three-year-old if the Luxbet punters are correct.
Over the past 24 hours the Cox Plate betting market mover has been race favourite, #14 Helmet.
Coming off a blistering last-start victory in the Caulfield Guineas, where the now triple Group 1 winner won in record time, the Peter Snowden-trained Helmet has been well supported to win the Cox Plate this afternoon in from $3.30 to $3.20 at Luxbet.
Punters have to look back to 1984 to find Red Anchor, the last horse to take out the Caulfield Guineas – Cox Plate double in the same season, but it seems the wait for the next could be over this afternoon with Helmet primed for success.
Cox Plate odds have remained steady and fairly static over the last few days, with only two other runners at single figures.
#9 Rekindled Interest has been one of the most talked about gallopers going into this year’s Cox Plate since overshadowing gun Kiwi galloper Jimmy Choux in their workout at the Valley on Tuesday morning.
A huge betting plunge on Rekindled Interest to take out the Cox Plate 2011 at Luxbet soon followed, Jim Conlan’s Cranbourne galloper crunched in from $12 to $6.50.
They have drifted out again now and punters can get them at $8, a good price if you fancy the Moonee Valley track specialist.
#5 Jimmy Choux – Just above Rekindled Interest in the latest markets is the horse they got the better of on Tuesday, Jimmy Choux.
Originally John Bary’s multiple Group 1 winning four-year-old opened only 10 cents longer than Helmet, paying $3.60 through Luxbet.
Despite having form over the distance, Jimmy Choux was quickly abandoned by the punters after their defeat on Tuesday morning, their odds now right out to $6.50.
Jimmy Choux is wide in gate 10, but there is still plenty to like about this horse.
Where is the other Cox Plate Betting money?
- #1 Efficient ($21 into $18 Luxbet) – Steady money for former Melbourne Cup winner, and while experts are divided over whether this veteran is past his peak or still in form, the late mail tip is Efficient Each Way
- #3 Wall Street ($66 into $61 Luxbet) – Rain around early at the Valley has seen some late money in for this Kiwi raider who loves a Slow track. It won’t get that soft, however, and although they aren’t the worst horse here, cannot see them challenging.
- #13 King’s Rose ($10 into $9.50 Luxbet) – Moody’s mare is the Races.com.au Cox Plate Tip to win and it seems word is catching on. Punters could get her at $15 when markets were first out at the start of the week, but she is double figures no more. The ideal draw, the ideal trainer-jockey combo, proven at the distance, proven at the Valley and proven at weight for age. BACK HER NOW!
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Latest 2011 Cox Plate Odds
|1||Efficient (5)||18.00 Luxbet|
|3||Wall Street (7)||61.00 Luxbet|
|4||Glass Harmonium (4)||12.00 Luxbet|
|5||Jimmy Choux (9)||6.50 Luxbet|
|6||Sincero (6)||21.00 Luxbet|
|7||Lion Tamer (14)||12.00 Luxbet|
|8||Playing God (13)||71.00 Luxbet|
|9||Rekindled Interest (3)||8.00 Luxbet|
|10||Shamrocker (1)||41.00 Luxbet|
|11||Pinker Pinker (11)||31.00 Luxbet|
|12||Secret Admirer (8)||11.00 Luxbet|
|13||King’s Rose (2)||9.50 Luxbet|
|14||Helmet (10)||3.30 Luxbet|
|15||Avienus (12)||61.00 Luxbet|
*Fixed Win odds from Luxbet and subject to change