An over capacity field of 15 acceptors has been named for the 2013 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this Saturday, 14 of those guaranteed a start while surprise final acceptor Shamus Award will need a scratching to make the field as the emergency.
Barriers for the $3 million Group 1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) were also drawn by connections this morning, race favourite Atlantic Jewel drawn to perfection in barrier 7 – the gate trainer Mark Kavanagh had been hoping for.
The other top fancies in pre-field Cox Plate betting had mixed luck with the barriers including the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente in the far outside barrier (15 into 14), and Murray Baker’s Underwood Stakes champ It’s A Dundeel also in double digits with barrier 13.
See below for the official Cox Plate 2013 field and barriers and stay tuned for more details.
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2013 Cox Plate Field & Barriers
Moonee Valley Racecourse – 26/10/2013
|1||GREEN MOON||Robert Hickmott||Brett Prebble||12||59kg|
|2||HAPPY TRAILS||Paul Beshara / Byron Cozmanis||Dwayne Dunn||2||59kg|
|3||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||15||59kg|
|5||SIDE GLANCE (GB)||Andrew Balding||Craig Williams||1||59kg|
|6||SEVILLE (GER)||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||10||59kg|
|7||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||Mark Zahra||6||59kg|
|8||PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE)||Darren Weir||Glen Boss or TBA||8||59kg|
|9||MASKED MARVEL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Nick Hall or TBA||5||59kg|
|10||MULL OF KILLOUGH (IRE)||Jane Chapple-Hyam||Steven Arnold||4||59kg|
|11||IT’S A DUNDEEL||Murray Baker||James McDonald||13||57.5kg|
|12||SUPER COOL||Mark Kavangh||Corey Brown||14||57.5kg|
|13||ATLANTIC JEWEL||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||7||57kg|
|14||LONG JOHN||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||11||49.5kg|
|15e||SHAMUS AWARD||Danny O’Brien||Chad Schofield||3||49.5kg|