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Racing fans and punters have to wait just one more sleep before the 2010 Cox Plate takes place at Moonee Valley tomorrow featuring a star-studded field of gallopers and here we provide the latest betting odds for the $3 million weight-for-age showdown.
The shortest-priced contender is unsurprisingly So You Think paying $1.50 through premier online bookmaker Luxbet to win back-to-back Cox Plates at just his 10th career start.
The money has continued to poor in for the Bart Cummings-trained superstar who is drawn ideally in barrier five, is unbeaten this preparation with three wins on the trot and has improved since his emphatic win in the Cox Plate 12 months ago.
However, no four-year-old male has won the Cox Plate since Saintly in 1996 and as the favourites have a poor recent record with just one winning the race in the past seven years, punters may begin to look elsewhere in the Cox Plate field for value.
Shoot Out – $11 Luxbet
The only runner to shorten in the betting, the John Wallace-trained four-year-old is in from $13 to $11 despite a wide barrier nine draw. A sentimental favourite following the death of regular jockey Sathi Katsidis, is a consistent performer that can Place.
The rest of the Cox Plate field have seemingly been forgotten, with the odds for the majority of the other runners drifting right out.
More Joyous – $8 Luxbet
Gai Waterhouse’s electric mare is second favourite currently at $8 to win. Also drawn favourably in barrier three and with eight consecutive wins behind her, the punters have let her drift out from her opening quote of $7 as she is yet to win over 1600m making her an unknown over the testing 2040m Cox Plate distance.
Zipping – $16 Luxbet
The in-form veteran remains stagnant at $16, surprising considering a big run is expected from last year’s third placegetter who pulled off a gritty win in the Turnbull last start.
Whobegotyou – $17 Luxbet
Specialist at the track has drifted out from $16 to $17 after a poor run behind So You Think and Alcopop in the Yalumba last start, but having been defeated just once from six starts at Moonee Valley expect late money come in.
Luen Yat Forever – $101 Luxbet
Biggest drifter in the market is this Macau galloper out from $61 to $101. Great roughie to add into a Trifecta, but disadvantaged in the weights which is why the punters are sceptical.
Wall Street – $19 Luxbet
Classy Kiwi runner coming off two Group 1 wins in NZ has drifted out from $17 to $19. Drawn well, good form hard to see why more aren’t getting on this one – back them now before word catches on and odds shorten.
The other runners are Captain Sonador and Trusting who finished one-two in the Epsom Handicap last start, both drifters in the market but Trusting still a chance at $21 in barrier one; and long-shot mare Avienus who looks outclassed here.
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