2019 Cox Plate Day: Moonee Valley Scratchings & Track Report

October 26, 2019

2019 Cox Plate Day: Moonee Valley Scratchings & Track Report

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day 2019 lights-up The Valley today, Saturday October 26, and below are the full Moonee Valley scratchings and latest track report ahead of the iconic meeting.

Black Heart Bart. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Nine-year-old Black Heart Bart chases a $1 million bonus in the 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Moonee Valley Track Report – 26/10/2019

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Penetrometer: 4.65
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Irrigation: 4mm last 24 hours; 36mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 1.4mm last 24 hours; 3.8mm last 7 days

There may be no Winx on show for the first time in five years but Cox Plate Day is still set to draw a full house with racing at The Valley continuing after Loving Gaby won the Manikato Stakes on Friday evening.

Moonee Valley racing kicks off today at 12:10pm (AEDT) and the bumper 10 race card continues through until 5:45pm (AEDT).

Currently the Moonee Valley track rating is at a Good (4) but with thunderstorms brewing and over a 70% chance of rain before midday there is likely to be a downgrade before the big spring races of the day get underway.

The first of the Group races on Cox Plate Day is the Group 2 $300,000 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) running as Race 3 where all the original acceptors remain in play.

Other key races for punters including the Group 2 $300,000 Moonee Valley Vase (Race 6) where #8 Budget King (4) has been scratched and the Melbourne Cup types facing off in the Group 2 $500,000 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Race 7).

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2019 field is down to eight runners with three early scratchings and features both Humidor and Mr Quickie who failed to gain a run in the 14-horse Cox Plate field as the first two emergencies.

Two have come out of the Group 2 $300,000 Crystal Mile (1600m) leaving a line-up of 11 middle-distance gallopers before the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) steals the show.

The 2019 Cox Plate field is set to face off as Moonee Valley Race 9 at 4:55pm (AEDT) and betting at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au suggests another Melbourne Group 1 for Japan with Lys Gracieux the favourite.

The four Cox Plate emergencies are now officially out of contention leaving the original 14 gallopers including Black Heart Bart donning the number one saddlecloth chasing a $1 million bonus and the sole three-year-old contender Castelvecchio.

Check out the full Moonee Valley Cox Plate Day program, race times and scratchings below before placing your bets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Moonee Valley Scratchings – 26/10/2019

Total Scratchings: 20

Race 1 (12:10pm) – $500,000 Restricted Listed Inglis Banner (1000m)

  • #4 It’s A Deel (9)
  • #7 Marnix (13)

Race 2 (12:40pm) – $125,000 Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Handicap (955m)

  • #6 Like To Think So (2)
  • #7 Pravro (6)

Race 3 (1:15pm) – $300,000 Antler Luggage Fillies Classic (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 4 (1:50pm) – Listed $175,000 PFD Food Services Crockett Stakes (1200m)

  • #7 Varda (3)
  • #8 Combat Order (2)

Race 5 (2:25pm) – Group 3 $200,000 1300 Australia Stakes (1200m)

  • #5 Dirty Work (12)
  • #9 Rucca (7)
  • #12 Hearty Lass (3)

Race 6 (3:00pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Drummond Golf Vase (2040m)

  • #8 Budge King (4)

Race 7 (3:35pm) – Group 2 $500,000 McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m)

  • #8 Sully (5)
  • #10 Top Of The Range (6)
  • #11 Attention Run (7)

Race 8 (4:10pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m)

  • #8 Kaspersky (13)
  • #11 Rox The Castle (12)

Race 9 (4:55pm) – Group 1 $5,000,000 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m)

  • #15e Humidor (14)
  • #16e Mr Quickie (12)
  • #17e Gailo Chop (1)
  • #18e Dream Castle (13)

Read our 2019 Cox Plate Tips: Cox Plate Winner, Each Way & Roughie Picks

Race 10 (5:45pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Powerflo Solutions Stakes (1600m)

  • #10 Something Silver

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change

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