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2018 Cox Plate Results
- 1st: Winx
- 2nd: Benbatl
- 3rd: Humidor
Each year the Ladbrokes Cox Plate field attracts a star-studded line-up of the best local and international weight-for-age horses. Run on a Saturday in late October at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley Racecourse, the Cox Plate field has a capacity of 14 starters plus four emergencies.
A large number of foreign raiders seek entry into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate field each year, and every year the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) extends an official Cox Plate invitation to a number of top international runners.
Ladbrokes Cox Plate nominations are taken in early August followed by a number of acceptance stages to whittle-down the hopeful runners to the official Cox Plate field, which is announced on the Tuesday of race week.
Cox Plate Field
The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Final Field & Barriers were released on Tuesday October 23, 2018 and drew eight final acceptors led by Winx.
See below for the full Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2018 Field, led by Winx as the mighty mare shoots for an historic fourth consecutive victory.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x1121x0151||BENBATL (GB)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Oisin Murphy||3||59kg||–||123|
|2||4184×81733||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||7||59kg||–||118|
|3||1111×43236||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||Darren Weir||John Allen||4||59kg||–||116|
|4||x3326x1111||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||1||59kg||–||115|
|5||13714×3225||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||2||57.5kg||–||116|
|6||11x111x111||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||57kg||–||130|
|7||13×4192251||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||8||56kg||–||113|
|8||133115×521||SAVVY COUP (NZ)||Michael & Matthew Pitman||Chris Johnson||5||55.5kg||–||113|
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field Dates
- Cox Plate 2018 Nominations: Midday Tuesday August 7, 2018
- Cox Plate 2018 First Acceptances: Midday Tuesday September 11, 2018
- Cox Plate 2018 Second Acceptances: Midday Tuesday September 25, 2018
- Cox Plate 2018 Third Acceptances: Midday Tuesday October 9, 2018
- Cox Plate 2018 Final Field: Released Tuesday October 23, 2018
Betting on the Cox Plate Field
The updated Cox Plate odds on the runners in the Cox Plate field courtesy of the race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below, with Cox Plate betting dominated in 2017 by the dual defending champion Winx.
2018 Cox Plate First Acceptances
The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2018 First Acceptances were announced on Tuesday September 11, 2018 and of the 79 remaining weight-for-age hopefuls all the money is on the Chris Waller-trained Winx to win the classic for the third straight year.
2018 Cox Plate Second Acceptances
The Cox Plate 2017 Second Acceptances were taken on Tuesday September 25, 2018 leaving 48 hopefuls. Leading the Cox Plate second acceptors is Hall of Fame mare Winx who is the dual defending champion.
2018 Cox Plate Third Acceptances
The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances 2018 closed on Tuesday October 9, 2018 and just 24 horses remain in the mix. All but the superstar mare Winx, who is now odds-on at $1.20 in pre-field Cox Plate betting after winning the Turnbull Stakes, are likely running for second at best in the Cox Plate results on October 27.