Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 Second Acceptances: 68 Chase Winx Status

September 24, 2019

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 Second Acceptances: 68 Chase Winx Status

For the first time in five years the $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be a Winx-free affair and following second acceptances for the weight-for-age championship there are 68 horses hoping to step into her shoes.

Avilius. Photo: Steve Hart.

George Main Stakes winner Avilius is an early favourite in 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate betting. Photo: Steve Hart.

Held at The Valley over 2040m on Saturday October 26, this year marks the 99th edition of the W.S. Cox Plate.

Without four-time champion Winx (2015-18) in the mix it shapes-up as a much more open affair and on Tuesday Racing Victoria took 27 more second Cox Plate second declarations than at the same stage last year.

Among the official 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate second acceptances are 10 internationally-trained raiders out to be the first since the then Irish-trained Adelaide (2014) to steal the trophy from the locals.

That is double the number of raiders in the 2018 Cox Plate second acceptances and includes three for Aidan O’Brien who prepared Adelaide for his successful raid five years ago: Hunting Horn, Magic Wand and Mohawk.

Heading the latest all-in Cox Plate odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are three $6 equal favourites including one of those internationals.

The Japanese-trained Heart’s Cry mare Lys Graciuex won over 2200m at elite level back home with Australia’s Damian Lane in the saddle back in June and has been on the Cox Plate radar ever since.

The other major international players include British raider Danceteria raced by Australian Bloodstock, Japan’s Kluger, the Saeed Bin Suoroor-trained Dream Castle for Godolphin’s international operation, and English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck.

Australian Guineas / All-Star Mile double winner from the autumn Mystic Journey remains at the top of betting despite Adam Trinder’s brilliant Tasmanian-trained mare suffering her first loss of the season when runner-up to 100/1 shot Gatting in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 14.

James Cummings’ Pivotal six-year-old Avilius has now also shot into equal favouritism after the Godolphin galloper’s outstanding victory in last Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

Avilius ran fourth to Winx in last year’s Cox Plate results and will be looking to improve on that in 2019 after a top-class autumn that included wins in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) in Sydney.

Another danger looking to continue the gun record of mares in the Cox Plate winners’ list thanks to the Winx four-peat is Jamie Richards’ incredible eight-time Group 1 winning New Zealander Melody Belle.

Still at generous Cox Plate odds of $19, the ultra-consistent Commands five-year-old scored yet another win at elite level across the Tasman at Hastings over the mile first-up last Saturday.

Other early standouts in the updated Cox Plate betting markets include Team Williams’ Feehan Stakes winner Homesman who chases back-to-back Underwood Stakes wins this weekend and the Phillip Stokes-trained Queensland Derby champ Mr Quickie who ran an eye-catching third in the Makybe Diva first-up.

There are also a dozen three-year-old Cox Plate contenders still in the hunt with Avilius’ stablemate, Flit, the sole filly in the mix.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate third acceptances are open until Tuesday October 8, 2019.

Click here for the latest Cox Plate 2019 odds at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 x11511x421 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 59kg
2 211x5Nx738 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 59kg
3 121x128x54 CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 59kg
4 594x13141x DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 David Menuisier 59kg
5 50x111050x DREAM CASTLE (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 59kg
6 21x8132x12 DREAMFORCE G 7 John Thompson 59kg
7 321x6720x2 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith 59kg
8 x60110x676 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
9 55x1x34x51 FINCHE (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
10 0x112142x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 9 Matthew Williams 59kg
11 425×512251 GATTING G 6 Darren Mcauliffe 59kg
12 69x4719x00 HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
13 x53233x344 HARTNELL (GB) G 9 James Cummings 59kg
14 x16x2172x1 HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Liam Howley 59kg
15 x817333x00 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
16 x334446588 HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 59kg
17 9239×16621 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
18 x43236Px58 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
19 x984x42x8x KLUGER (JPN) H 8 Tomokazu Takano 59kg
20 220×344216 LATROBE (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 59kg
21 1311113×00 LE JUGE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
22 x812511x88 MANTASTIC (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
23 7250×14335 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 59kg
24 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 59kg
25 0x34000x59 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
26 92251557×7 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
27 x42170x463 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
28 292450×125 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
29 2113211×49 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
30 8414x0x318 SUPER TITUS (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
31 114x111x22 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards 59kg
32 16x5233x90 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 6 Jarrod McLean 59kg
33 423x2411x7 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) H 7 Joseph O’Brien 59kg
34 36013x10x0 YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 59kg
35 2221x00x79 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 59kg
36 2x154134x3 GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees 57.5kg
37 2331111×51 KOLDING (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 57.5kg
38 31x13422x9 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) G 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 57.5kg
39 1x112131x3 MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 57.5kg
40 22470141×5 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 57.5kg
41 211x36621x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien 57.5kg
42 6113104×05 CONSENSUS (NZ) M 8 Stephen McKee 57kg
43 x931911x78 KENEDNA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 57kg
44 8x212x231x LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) M 6 Yoshito Yahagi 57kg
45 x2x5322022 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien 57kg
46 x30111x411 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 57kg
47 0x58158x83 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 57kg
48 02112334×4 RONDINELLA (NZ) M 5 Roger James & Robert Wellwood 57kg
49 2x3x14093x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
50 417x28718x MOHAWK (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 56.5kg
51 21x1x13x28 AVANTAGE M 4 Jamie Richards 55.5kg
52 11x1111x12 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 4 Adam Trinder 55.5kg
53 x3516832x4 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 55.5kg
54 21x71116x7 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake 55.5kg
55 5x14941x20 QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55.5kg
56 57x2111x94 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
57 11331×4 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 49.5kg
58 112×11 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 49.5kg
59 13×15 DAWN PASSAGE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49.5kg
60 681×01 EXETER C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 49.5kg
61 3×13 EXPRESS PASS C 3 Nick Ryan 49.5kg
62 112×4 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller 49.5kg
63 3x86217x1 POWER SCHEME G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 49.5kg
64 55311×6 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 49.5kg
65 21×1 QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 49.5kg
66 211x17x2 YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller 49.5kg
67 123111×7 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 49.5kg
68 312x2x FLIT F 3 James Cummings 47.5kg

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