Today Victoria’s Moonee Valley Racecourse is set to host a crack nine race card for Cox Plate Day 2012 with the action headlined by the ‘race where legends are made’ – the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) – the meetings current official race scratchings and track report detailed below.
Moonee Valley Track Report
- Weather: Showers
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Penetrometer: 4.54
- Rail: Out 3m Entire Circuit
- Previous Rail: True Position Entire Circuit (26/10/2012)
Moonee Valley racing is due to get underway this afternoon at 1:00pm (AEST) with the $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) where the latest crop of two-year-olds will face off, the action continuing right through until Race 9 at 6:00pm (AEST) with the mares-only $150,000 Group 3 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes (1600m).
While there’s plenty of other exciting events on the program including a field full of 2012 Melbourne Cup hopes facing off in Race 6 – the $250,000 Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m) – the race all the fans are gearing up for will be running at 5:15pm (AEST) with Race 8 – the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2400m).
The 2012 Cox Plate is shaping up as a beauty with an open field full of livewire chances.
Latest Cox Plate odds at bookmaker.com.au are led by easing $5 favourite Pierro but hot on his heels are the likes of Turnbull Stakes winner Green Moon ($4.60), in-form New Zealander Ocean Park ($6) and his champion stablemate More Joyous ($8.50).
For the complete race scratchings for today’s Moonee Valley race meeting, betting markets for which are now open online at bookmaker.com.au, see below.
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Moonee Valley Scratchings
Race 1 – 1:00pm – $250,000 Ingils Banner (1000m)
Race 2 – 1:35pm – $100,000 City Jeep Handicap (1000m)
- Scratched: #5 Snitzem (5)
Race 3 – 2:10pm – $100,000 Drummond Gold Handicap (2040m)
Race 4 – 2:45pm – $150,000 Group 3 Telstra PhoneWords Stakes (1200m)
- Alternative Race Name: Red Anchor Stakes
- Scratched: #8 Saturn Rock (5)
Race 5 – 3:20pm – $220,00 Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase (2040m)
- Alternative Race Name: Moonee Valley Vase
Race 6 – 3:55pm – $250,000 Group 2 Drake International Cup (2500m)
- Alternative Race Name: Moonee Valley Gold Cup
- Scratched: #6 Moudre (4), #10 Fictional Account (1)
Race 7 – 4:30pm – $220,000 Group 2 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m)
Race 8 – 5:15pm – $3 million Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m)
Race 9 – 6:00pm – $150,000 Group 3 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes (1600m)
- Alternative Race Name: Tesio Stakes
- Scratched: #8 Tranquera (3)