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Moonee Valley Racecourse is host to a sold-out Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day 2017 meeting this afternoon in Melbourne, the most notable scratching from the program being Kaspersky from the Group 1 leaving Winx with seven rivals in the $3 million classic.
Over 30,000 spectators are rolling into The Valley for the bumper 10 race meeting headlined by Chris Waller’s brilliant mare Winx shooting for a hat-trick of wins in the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).
It is a partly cloudy day in Melbourne, but with zero chance of any notable rainfall the current Good (3) Moonee Valley track rating is set to remain across the afternoon.
Moonee Valley Track Report – 28/10/2017
- Rail: True Entire Circuit
- Penetrometer: 4.48
- Weather: Overcast
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (3)
- Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs; 30mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: 1mm last 24hrs; 12.5mm last 7 days
The warm-up to Winx racing in the 2017 Cox Plate field begins at 12:10pm (AEDT), and after the Hall of Famer joins Kingston Town with a trio of wins in the Australasian weight-for-age championship, the final race jumps at 5:45pm (AEDT).
The Winx race is scheduled as Moonee Valley Race 9 at 5:00pm (AEDT) and the official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 field is down to just eight runners after the withdrawal of $81 roughie international Kaspersky.
Winx remains at $1.16 in Cox Plate betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, the six-year-old daughter of Street Cry moving into barrier five as she looks for her twenty-second consecutive victory and 15th Group 1 success that sees her equal the all-time record of Black Caviar.
See below for the official Moonee Valley Cox Plate Day scratchings, race program and our insider betting tips for the Cox Plate Day 2017 majors before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to get behind Winx at the best spring racing odds.
Moonee Valley Race Scratchings – 28/10/2017
Total Scratchings: 9
Race 1 (12:10pm) – Listed $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m)
- #11 Trilli (11)
Race 2 (12:40pm) – $120,000 Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Handicap (955m)
- #8 Petite’s Reward (8)
Race 3 (1:15pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m)
- #7 Easy Beast (9)
- #10 Sam’s Image (2)
Race 4 (1:50pm) – Listed $120,000 Ladbrokes Crockett Stakes (1200m)
- #1 Limestone (10)
- #11 She’s Popular (7)
Race 5 (2:25pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Powerflow Solutions Stakes (1600m)
- No current scratchings
Race 6 (3:00pm) – Group 2 $300,000 McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m)
- No current scratchings
Race 7 (3:35pm) – Group 2 $200,000 italktravel Fillies Classic (1600m)
- #9 Royal Disguise (2)
Race 8 (4:10pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m)
- #5 Jungle Edge (5)
Race 9 (5:00pm) – Group 1 $3,000,000 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m)
- #4 Kaspersky (2)
Race 10 (5:45pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Drummond Golf Vase (2040m)
- No current scratchings.
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change
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