Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

September 22, 2020

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

Second declarations for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate have been taken with 66 remaining hopefuls heading towards the Australasian weight-for-age classic on October 24 at The Valley.

Russian Camelot Horse Form (Photo: Jenny Barnes) |

SA Derby winner Russian Camelot is clear favourite of the 66 Cox Plate 2020 second acceptors. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Down from 109 first acceptances, the second round of declarations for the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) feature 66 horses from 32 trainers and include:

  • 4 International Raiders
  • 26 Group 1 Winners
  • 9 Previous Moonee Valley Winners
  • 21 Three-Year-Olds

All-in Cox Plate betting at race sponsor is dominated by Russian Camelot for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien.

The SA Derby winner and first-up runner-up in Flemington’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) is set to have his second run of the spring this weekend as the clear favourite in the Group 1 $750,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.

There are only four international Cox Plate horses still in the mix led by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider Armory, also among the 87 Caulfield Cup 2020 first acceptances taken on Tuesday.

O’Brien won the race back in 2014 with Adelaide and also has his Mackinnon Stakes winning mare Magic Wand in the mix for another shot at the 2040m classic.

The other internationals looking to steal the 100th edition of the Cox Plate are the Joseph O’Brien-trained Buckhurst owned by Lloyd Williams and Aspetar for Roger Charlton.

Matthew Smith’s Makybe Diva Stakes winner Fierce Impact remains in the mix and is engaged in rematch with Russian Camelot in the Underwood Stakes, while there is early money for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained import Sir Dragonet.

Occupying the second line of pre-field Cox Plate odds at $11, five-year-old Camelot entire Sir Dragonet was a perennial placegetter for Aidan O’Brien running second four times on the trot before transferring to his new Australian stables this winter.

Chris Waller of Winx fame will be looking to return to winning form in the race he stole four consecutive times with the mighty mare with 10 remaining entries including his George Main Stakes winner from last weekend Kolding and beaten favourite in that Verry Elleegant.

Last week’s Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup winner for Kris Lees Mugatoo, back-in-form Perth-based mare Arcadia Queen and Melbourne Cup favourite Surprise Baby are among the other standout second acceptances for the centenary edition.

Cox Plate third acceptances are open until midday (local time) on Tuesday October 6, 2020.

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2020 Cox Plate Second Acceptances

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
2 35413×2 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 111x105x52 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams
4 20x507x063 ARISTIA M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
5 11232×4413 ARMORY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
6 14x1x0x21x ASPETAR (FR) G 6 Roger Charlton
7 7x21411x13 AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards
8 7x54533x46 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
9 31×1 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 52112×2165 BUCKHURST (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
11 x111x0x11x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney
12 x25319x440 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings
13 x010x040x3 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
14 555112×235 DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
15 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees
16 2x122x33x2 DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 5 Robert Hickmott
17 11x2348x31 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
18 34x51257x3 FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
19 221×2 FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
20 11x2142x62 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
21 37902x00x0 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams
22 x2502162x3 GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
23 1x224x2 GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller
24 112x3314x3 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 6 Matthew Williams
25 80x4549x76 HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
26 11919×61 HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 2x1260x70x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
28 5496x085x1 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
29 215×22 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller
30 43213111×4 JENNIFER ECCLES (NZ) M 4 Shaune Ritchie
31 613 JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 148x8100x6 KENTUCKY BREEZE G 6 Levi Kavanagh
33 349x211x2x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien
34 315x911x7 KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
35 6x32050x30 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
36 1312 KINGSHEIR (GB) H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
37 x45778x021 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
38 211x8x58x0 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis
39 111 LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
40 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOX C 3 Paul Preusker
41 01229×1458 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien
42 311x114x04 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
43 3411x84x40 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
44 3002x902x2 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes
45 x11126x111 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
46 190x1410x0 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche
47 331121×3 NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg
48 2130×5 PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
49 116162×4 PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
50 x111228x21 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
51 3x82435x35 RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller
52 11150x3x51 ROCK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
53 12x411x2 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien
54 1×24 SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
55 32×1 SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes
56 x44x2x222x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
57 644116×453 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
58 154x122x90 SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
59 4132x415x2 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 6 Paul Preusker
60 31x4124x36 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
61 7713116×14 THE CANDY MAN G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden
62 41121111×9 VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds
63 0x42212x14 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
64 x421x395x9 VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien
65 3×18 YOSEMITE (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths
66 6x1122x804 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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