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2015 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations – The Championships

2015 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations – The Championships

Nominations for 10 of the major races held over the two-day The Championships during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival were released this week including 116 entries for the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2015. Early entries flooded in for the season’s premier races with over 1000 nominations in total. Officially 1221 nominations were taken for the 10…

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Payne Confident of Mackinnon Stakes Success for Criterion

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and hampered when seventh in the featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) last weekend, trainer David Payne is confident of a return to the winner’s circle in Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) for Criterion. Jumping from the gates well in the Cox Plate, Criterion was settled slightly…

2014 Cox Plate Betting Market Movers

2014 Cox Plate Betting Market Movers

The Cox Plate 2014 field is set to jump at 5:40pm (AEDT) this afternoon in Melbourne and so here we follow the money trail and check out the stats on the early market movers for the weight-for-age classic. Fourteen gallopers are set to line up in the barriers for Moonee Valley Race 8 today, the…

Cox Plate Odds 2014 Update

Cox Plate Odds 2014 Update

A capacity field of fourteen classy international runners and leading local chances has been confirmed for this afternoon’s featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to places a winning wager. Having returned to racing in typically smart form this time…

Can Almalad Return To His Best In The Cox Plate?

Can Almalad Return To His Best In The Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate has always been the major 2014 Spring Racing Carnival goal for Almalad, but is the three-year-old good enough to take out the Australasian Weight-For-Age Championship at Moonee Valley tomorrow. Almalad won the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) as a two-year-old during the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, but he has performed inconsistently…

Sweynesse at his ‘Very Best’ Ahead of Cox Plate 2014

Sweynesse at his ‘Very Best’ Ahead of Cox Plate 2014

Godolphin private trainer John O’Shea has his 2014 Cox Plate hope Sweynesse as good as he can get him ahead of the three-year-old’s acid test in the 2040m classic at Moonee Valley on Saturday. There has been a rush of money for the Lonhro colt to go back-to-back for the three-year-olds following the win of…

Cox Plate 2014 Betting Update – Criterion the Market Mover

Cox Plate 2014 Betting Update – Criterion the Market Mover

The headline race at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday is of course the 2014 Cox Plate and it is last season’s ATC Derby winner Criterion who is the notable early market mover for the weight-for-age classic. Drawn ideally in barrier six with expat Kiwi hoop James McDonald jumping aboard, the David Payne-trained Criterion is one…

2014 Cox Plate Test – Almalad Fighting Fit

2014 Cox Plate Test – Almalad Fighting Fit

He may be one of the roughie shots in Saturday’s Cox Plate 2014 betting markets but trainer Gai Waterhouse is confident her Group 1 winning three-year-old Almalad has fitness on his side this weekend. There are three three-year-olds lining-up in this year’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m), running as Moonee Valley Race…

Can Market Mover Sweynesse Win Schofield’s 2nd Cox Plate?

Can Market Mover Sweynesse Win Schofield’s 2nd Cox Plate?

This Saturday jockey Chad Schofield will look to secure back-to-back Cox Plate wins with another classy three-year-old Sweynesse who is the early market mover for the Moonee Valley classic. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Schofield, son of fellow Group 1 winning hoop Glyn Schofield, scored a ride in the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox…

2014 Cox Plate Form Guide & Facts

2014 Cox Plate Form Guide & Facts

This weekend the Cox Plate 2014 runs at Moonee Valley Racecourse with a start studded field of weight-for-age gallopers facing off in the second of the ‘Big Three’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors. A full field of 14 is engaged for this year’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) running as Moonee Valley…