Chris Waller’s fillies dominate the nominations...
Mr Moet is a short-priced favourite to add further success to his resume at the Perth Summer Racing Carnival when he contests the Group 2 2012 CB Cox Stakes (2400m) at Ascot on Saturday.
The successful Adam Durrant-trained gelding is a $2.40 bookmaker.com.au favourite and the price is justified by his form so far this summer.
A winner of 11 of 25 career starts, the five-year-old opened his campaign with a one-length win in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) before running second to Luckygray in the Kingston Town Classic.
Following the favourite in the market is God Has Spoken ($5.50) who has also been in strong form this preparation.
Trained by Neville Parnham, the six-year-old was second in the Group 2 Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m) in November before finishing fifth in the Railway Stakes and third in the Kingston Town Classic.
Only two other runners fall under double figures, with Perth Cup fancy Chester Road at $8 and Parnham’s other runner Playing God at $9.
Chester Road got his campaign off to a flyer with a 2 1/2 length win in the Carbine Club Of WA Stakes (1400m) but will have to bounce back from an eighth-place finish in the Kingston Town Classic.
Playing God, a Group 1 winner in last year’s Kingston Town Classic, has been consistent without success this preparation, finishing fourth in the Railway Stakes and sixth in the Kingston Town Classic.
Ranger ($10) and Sharmadashing ($13) are considered the best of the double-figure hopes but both will have to show sharp form turnarounds after running home 12th and nine respectively in the Kingston Town Classic.
Others contesting the CB Cox Stakes include Justin Warwick’s mare Rosie Rocket ($15) and Dan Morton-trained gelding Big Josh ($31).
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