The bumper Perth Summer Racing Carnival continues in the nation’s west this Saturday and the feature on the eight-race card is the Group 2 $225,000 2012 CB Cox Stakes (2100m).
Fifteen horses will contest the weight-for-age feature with Railway Stakes winner Mr Moet the short-priced favourite at $2.40.
Neville Parnham boasts two of the best chances in the race, with Kingston Town Classic third placegetter God Has Spoken ($5.50) joined in the field by 2011 Kingston Town winner Playing God ($9).
The only other runner falling under double figures is Mr Moet’s stablemate Chester Road ($8), the second of Adam Durrant’s strong chances.
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#2 Mr Moet $2.40
Nobody likes tipping short-priced favourites but it’s extremely difficult to look past this in-form galloper.
His form has been outstanding, with the Railway Stakes win backed up by a second to Luckygray in the Kingston Town and he has form at both the track and distance.
Five of his 11 career wins have taken place at Ascot while he has won twice over 2100m and a further three times at 2200m so the distance is no query.
Chester Road was running on when beaten 2 1/2 lengths when eighth in the Kingston Town Classic and gets up to a far more suitable distance here.
The Perth Cup favourite has won twice over 2100m and will benefit from the services of top Perth jockey Shaun O’Donnell.
Playing God is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Kingston Town Classic but the five-year-old is a quality galloper and is drawn handily in barrier three.
A Group 1 winner in last year’s Kingston Town, the son of Blackfriars has better credentials than most and was beaten by just over a length when fourth in the Railway Stakes last month.