Cox Plate Tips

2017 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: #8 Winx
  • 2nd: #3 Humidor
  • 3rd: #5 Folkswood

Each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the $3 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) runs at Moonee Valley Racecourse and official Cox Plate tips are out as soon as the field of weight-for-age hopefuls is released on the Tuesday before the race runs in late October.

Early Cox Plate tips favour proven weight-for-age performers and classy gallopers that ran in the previous spring’s Cox Plate trifecta. All-in Cox Plate betting is often led by the reigning Cox Plate winner that the Cox Plate tips predict will go back-to-back in the ‘race where legends are made’. History shows this can be a successful way to punt with Winx (2015-17), So You Think (2009-10), Northerly (2001-2002) and Sunline (1999-2000) recent Cox Plate champs to secure successive editions of the classic.

Other Cox Plate tips to consider, which we look at in more detail below, include studying the results of the traditional Cox Plate lead-up races and checking the Cox Plate odds on offer for the favourite in the field.

2017 Cox Plate Tips

The 2017 Cox Plate tips will be published right here closer to race day with the race scheduled to run on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

  • 1st: #8 WINX
  • 2nd: #5 FOLKSWOOD
  • 3rd: #7 HARDHAM

Follow the link to our 2017 Cox Plate Trifecta Tip post to read why we have the odds-on favourite WINX ($1.16) to beat the Godolphin-raced raider FOLKSWOOD ($21) with the triple-figure roughie HARDHAM ($151) huge value to run a place in the weight-for-age classic at The Valley on Saturday.

Cox Plate Lead Up Races

There are a number of traditional lead-up races into the Cox Plate field each year including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held a fortnight earlier for three-year-old hopefuls. The last Cox Plate winning three-year-old to come off a run in that year’s Caulfield Guineas was Shamus Award (3rd in 2013) who made history as the first maiden to take out Australasia’s weight-for-age championship.

The other key Cox Plate lead-up race is the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), a weight-for-age race contested at Caulfield Racecourse two weeks before Cox Plate Day. Previously known as the Yalumba Stakes, this race last produced a Cox Plate winner in 2016 with superstar mare and returning champion Winx doing the double.

It’s also important to look at the international Cox Plate lead-up races for overseas-trained runners taking on the locals.

Cox Plate Favourite

The Cox Plate favourite is the shortest-priced of the runners in the markets and the one the bookmakers have top of their Cox Plate tips for that year.

While the Cox Plate top fancy often has the best lead-up form, track / distance record and is considered the best winning hope their record isn’t exactly promising in this race.

From 2006 – 2017 just four Cox Plate favourites saluted for the punters with So You Think (2010) and Winx (2015-17).

Spring Racing

Quezette Stakes winner Sunligh...

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. La...

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Showtime

The Team Hawkes trained Showtime produced a first class performance to earn...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring ta...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring target for Vain Stakes winner Tony Nicconi

The Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington at the beginning of...

Winx claims 26th straight win ...

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Super mare Winx claimed her twenty-sixth straight win and surpassed Black...

Fiesta can celebrate win in th...

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Smart filly Fiesta kicked off her 2018 Spring Carnival campaign with an...

Horse Racing Today

Quezette Stakes winner Sunligh...

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. La...

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Showtime

The Team Hawkes trained Showtime produced a first class performance to earn...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring ta...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring target for Vain Stakes winner Tony Nicconi

The Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington at the beginning of...

Winx claims 26th straight win ...

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Super mare Winx claimed her twenty-sixth straight win and surpassed Black...

Fiesta can celebrate win in th...

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Smart filly Fiesta kicked off her 2018 Spring Carnival campaign with an...

Race Results

Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight aims at Coolmore Stud Stakes

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Showtime

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring target for Vain Stakes winner Tony Nicconi

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Race Previews

Weather Fine, Track Good for 2018 Winx Stakes Day

Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes

D’Argento has to overcome awkward barrier in 2018 Winx Stakes

Kementari in great order to take on Winx in 2018 Winx Stakes

Kementari added to 2018 Winx Stakes nominations

Fields & Form

Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight aims at Coolmore Stud Stakes

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes

D’Argento has to overcome awkward barrier in 2018 Winx Stakes