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In a star-studded 2012 Cox Plate field, multiple Group 1 winner Shoot Out has become a somewhat forgotten runner.
The Chris Waller-trained gelding is going around at $21.00 in the Cox Plate market in what is the longest price he has run at in recent times.
The big price is partly due to a below-par Epsom Handicap performance where he finished seventh but he is a proven weight-for-age performer and is not without a chance this weekend.
Nobody can deny his record of nine wins from 31 starts and more than $2.8 million in prizemoney but does Shoot Out have the brilliance to win the Cox Plate?
Keep reading for the stats that matter as well as the pros and cons about Shoot Out in this Saturday’s $3 million Moonee Valley feature.
#1 Shoot Out – Horse Facts
- Jockey: Hugh Bowman
- Trainer: Chris Waller
- Owners: GL Huddy and Mrs LF Huddy
- Age: 6YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by High Chaparral out of Pentamerous
- Career: 31-9:5:5
- Win: 29%
- Win and Place: 61%
- Last 6: 132X17
- Prize Money: $2.8 million
- Track: 2-0-0-1
- Distance: 6-0-0-2
- Current 2012 Cox Plate Odds: $21.00
Why Shoot Out Can Win the 2012 Cox Plate
- Multiple Group 1 winner
- Proven weight-for-age performer, won the George Main Stakes first-up
- Finished fourth in his first Cox Plate (2010) and only three lengths off the remarkable So You Think
- Is proven at the distance, with his most recent go at the trip a third to Manighar in the Ranvet Stakes in March
- Drawn well in barrier four
- Has top jockey Hugh Bowman aboard
Why Shoot Out Can’t Win the 2012 Cox Plate
- Was disappointing last start in the Epsom when beaten four lengths finishing seventh
- Yet to win over 2000m
- Yet to win from two starts at the track
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