Winx Leads 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

September 26, 2017

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Winx Leads 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

This list of potential rivals taking on Winx in her bid at a third straight Ladbrokes Cox Plate victory in 2017 has been shortened to just 48 second acceptances taken this week.


Winx is the undeniable standout in the 48 Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 second acceptances this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

There were 79 first acceptors for the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m), running at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 28, and now 48 remain in contention for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship.

Chris Waller’s Hall of Fame mare Winx has won the past two editions of the Cox Plate and looks the one to beat again as she attempts to emulate triple champion Kingston Town (1980-82).

The superstar daughter of Street Cry is already odds-on in futures Cox Plate betting at race sponsor and has the ideal preparation into the classic.

The six-year-old enjoyed win number 20 on the trot and became a 13-time Group 1 victor last time out on September 16 at Randwick winning her second Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

In a change of plans from the Waller camp, the $13.47 million earner will make her Flemington debut with a final lead-up into the Cox Plate field scheduled for October 7 in the Group 1 $500,000 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

El Segundo (6th in 2007) was the last Cox Plate winner to come directly off a run in the Turnbull Stakes and the bookies, along with the punters, are firmly tipping Winx to be the next.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

  • Total: 48
  • Internationals: 5
  • Group 1 Winners: 17
  • Three-Year-Olds: 7
  • Past Cox Plate Starters: 4

Along with the red hot favourite and dual defending champion, Waller has also paid Ladbrokes Cox Plate second acceptances for five other runners including Egg Tart who is a favourite for this weekend’s Epsom Handicap at Randwick.

Waller’s other Cox Plate chances are: McCreery, Tom Melbourne, Comin’ Through and Group 1 winning mare Foxplay who is also a key Epsom chance on Saturday.

Godolphin’s Cox Plate runner-up to Winx in the quinella last year, flogged eight lengths by the record-breaking mare, Hartnell is also still officially in the entries again this spring.

The James Cummings-trained Melbourne Cup placegetter was last seen running second to Humidor in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and runs again in Sunday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.

Hartnell will target either the Cox Plate again or be stepped-up to 2400m the weekend prior in the Group 1 $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m), the import also featuring in the official 2017 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances out today.

Also still holding an entry for both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate is the aforementioned Makybe Diva Stakes winner Humidor for Darren Weir who is favourite for the former.

Other notable Ladbrokes Cox Plate second acceptances this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival include Royal Symphony who races this Sunday on way to the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and fellow three-year-old Catchy.

Royal Symphony and the autumn’s Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy are two of the seven three-year-olds that remain in the mix, out to be the first of that age to win the Cox Plate since Shamus Award (2013) broke his maiden status in the race.

The Cox Plate third acceptances close on October 10 before the final field is announced early on Tuesday October 24, 2017.

Check out the official 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate second declarations below, heading to for the updated Winx odds.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

Moonee Valley Racecourse – 28/10/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 x665111x21 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott 59kg
2 7x39x12x13 ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 59kg
3 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 59kg
4 32x212235x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 59kg
5 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
6 181x37x014 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
7 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 59kg
8 69x2125x12 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 59kg
9 23x2822x12 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 59kg
10 10x8747x46 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
11 x42212x681 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
12 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 59kg
13 x37x525272 KASPERSKY (IRE) H 7 Jane Chapple-Hyam 59kg
14 028x337x76 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson 59kg
15 x156495x84 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
16 311255×427 RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan 59kg
17 8442×31511 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins 59kg
18 1112x211x2 SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith 59kg
19 x12x3361x8 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 59kg
20 14407x5x86 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 59kg
21 480×350112 SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees 59kg
22 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 59kg
23 3x6905x222 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
24 09x4x22x53 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 59kg
25 01121x5x76 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
26 21x5338x11 COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller 57.5kg
27 4011115×51 GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 57.5kg
28 70x6713x71 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 57.5kg
29 33x5126x69 INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 57.5kg
30 x6321220x0 SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 57.5kg
31 282x060x00 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57.5kg
32 114173×546 SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57.5kg
33 x4030x2283 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing 57.5kg
34 1x8400x725 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 57kg
35 1x1111x111 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
36 5×22446925 TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 56kg
37 x5P31111x1 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 55.5kg
38 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
39 4x24141x23 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
40 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 55.5kg
41 1231x2x212 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55.5kg
42 21×4 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 49.5kg
43 1×1 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 49.5kg
44 111×1 ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy 49.5kg
45 31×322 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings 49.5kg
46 2112×8 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 49.5kg
47 52x12x5 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher 47.5kg
48 11110×21 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47.5kg

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