2012 Cox Plate Day Race Scratchings & Track Report

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)

  • Clear

Race 2 – 1:35pm – $100,000 City Jeep Handicap (1000m)

  • Scratched: #5 Snitzem (5)

Race 3 – 2:10pm – $100,000 Drummond Gold Handicap (2040m)

  • Clear

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
  • Clear

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)

  • Clear

Race 8 – 5:15pm – $3 million Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m)

  • Clear

Race 9 – 6:00pm – $150,000 Group 3 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes (1600m)

  • Alternative Race Name: Tesio Stakes
  • Scratched: #8 Tranquera (3)