Cox Plate Tips

As Cox Plate day draws closer you might find yourself overwhelmed by the wealth of Cox Plate tips that are sure to come your way. Unfortunately many of the Cox Plate tips are targeting experienced punters rather than the novice bettor, so the information provided can be confusing. A newcomer to the game of betting might feel like there are no Cox Plate tips which will be useful for them.

Luckily this is not the case. There are a number of Cox Plate tips that can be applied even by first time bettors. Armed with our handy hints below, you will be brimming with confidence when the time comes to place your bets on the Cox Plate.

2015 Cox Plate Tips

1st  No. 1 Criterion

He is the benchmark weight-for-age galloper in Australia and he is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from his win in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes.

2nd No. 8 Arod

The Summer Mile winner has form around Solow and he is one of the most talented horses that has ever been sent to Australia for the Cox Plate.

3rd No. 13 Highland Reel

He is a horse that is in a similar mould to last year’s Cox Plate winner Adelaide and he also has form around some of the best horses in the world.

4th No. 10 Gailo Chop 

Gailo Chop has flown under the radar ahead of the Cox Plate, but he has plenty of talent and can add some value to exotic bet types.

Cox Plate Lead Up Races

Before you make your selections, play detective and do a little background check on your favourite runners. Compare the races in which your selections have done well with in terms of distance, size of field and track conditions compared to the Cox Plate. Different horses prefer different racing circumstances – and once you know which horse likes which conditions, you will be able to make a better choice when betting on the Cox Plate.

Keep in mind too that the Cox Plate is a lead up race itself to later events, and due to the quality of the field it is a great yardstick for just how well certain horses perform when they’re up against talented opposition.

Cox Plate Favourite

When you are a new bettor it seems easiest to simply go with the crowd when it comes to picking favourites for the race. It is not always to your advantage to bet on the favourites that the majority of other punters are going with. Not only is there no guarantee that the Cox Plate favourite will run home first, but the nominated favourite also has the shortest odds on the field and will only give you a small payout if you do win.

You stand to win much larger payouts by choosing a runner with potential but not with the best record, as outsiders are priced at longer odds. Not only could this pay off substantially, it will also build your confidence as a bettor.

Place Exotic Cox Plate Bets

Exotic Cox Plate bets are more complex that the straight bets like win, place and each-way, however they do offer longer odds and are therefore more lucrative when they do pay off. Not only do exotic bets come with greater rewards, they also help you build confidence in your betting skill and a reputation as a serious punter.

Exotic Cox Plate bets include the Cox Plate trifecta, quinella, exacta and First Four. You can check out our dedicated section on Cox Plate betting to learn more about these types of bets. Before you know it you will be betting like a pro and reaping the rewards.

Join An Online Bookmaker

One simple measure to make your betting on the Cox Plate much easier is to sign up with an online bookmaker like These online sportsbooks offer excellent antepost odds on major races like the Cox Plate and frequently offer great specials available to their registered members only. This means you get an edge over your fellow bettors just by signing up with an online bookie.

Most online bookmakers also provide Cox Plate form guides, which will help you make a better selection based on the horses’ past performances. Finally, membership with an online bookmaker will free you from the constraints of brick and mortar betting shops. Members at online bookies bet when it suits them, and from all over the world. Betting on the Cox Plate has never been easier than it is online!