Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate 2021 Third Declarations Taken: Incentivise Still In Both

October 5, 2021

Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate 2021 Third Declarations Taken: Incentivise Still In Both

Third declarations for both the Caulfield Cup and Ladbrokes Cox Plate in 2021 are now out with Peter Moody’s star stayer Incentivise remaining in the mix for both of the spring majors.

Incentivise (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Incentivise remains in the mix for both the 2021 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate following third declarations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Queensland expat has been brilliant for Moody in Melbourne this spring winning the Makybe Diva Stakes – Turnbull Stakes double and is the short-priced $2 favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au to win the Group 1 $5 million Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 16.

Caulfield Cup 2021 third acceptances taken this week have left 31 stayers, while the latest round of declarations for the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 23 attracted 26 weight-for-age hopefuls.

Despite being a gun stayer and having the Caulfield Cup all but wrapped up, Incentivise is also being kept safe in pre-field Cox Plate odds at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au $9 as connections keep all avenues open for the horse being dubbed as the next big thing in Australian racing.

Of course, he would need to pull off an historic feat to win the Australasian weight-for-age championship where there is already an odds-on favourite in the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki ($1.80).

UK expat Zaaki was also brilliant over the winter including winning the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) by seven lengths.

He is two-from-two ahead of his Cox Plate bid with wins in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) in Sydney and the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Sandown.

The only other Cox Plate third acceptor considered any kind of threat to Zaaki is Chris Waller’s nine-time Group 1 winning mare and reigning Caulfield Cup champion Verry Elleegant ($8).

The incredibly consistent daughter of Zed won the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) two back, but suffered her first ever third-up run out of the money when fourth to Incentivise 3.5 lengths beaten when unsuccessful in her Turnbull Stakes title defence last Saturday.

Waller of course famously prepared the historic four-time Cox Plate hero Winx (2015-18) and along with Verry Elleegant still has roughie hopes Hungry Heart and Giannis in the mix for his shot at a fifth victory.

In his bid at back-to-back Caulfield Cup wins, Waller has four third acceptors for the mile and a half classic led by his upset Sydney Cup winner from the autumn Selino.

With Incentivise at $2 in the latest futures Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, eye-catching Turnbull Stakes runner-up Young Werther ($8) is the only other single-figure fancy with the Danny O’Brien-trained galloper getting in on just 52kg.

Montefilia is also a chance at $13 looking to go back-to-back for the girls after the four-year-old David Payne-trained Kermadec mare proved her staying ability with a narrow victory in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace meanwhile have reigning Cox Plate champ Sir Dragonet in the mix to defend his title.

The Caulfield Cup final field is announced at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, October 13 – Thousand Guineas Day – and the Cox Plate final acceptances are released at 8:30am (AEDT) on Tuesday October 19.

Click here for the latest Caulfield Cup odds online and here for the all-in Cox Plate betting markets thanks to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Caulfield Cup Third Acceptances 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8111111×11 INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody 1 55.5kg 3.5
2 9x3502x641 NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 2 51.5kg 7.5
3 1132113×95 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 54kg 3.5
4 3x31x932x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 4 55.5kg 3.5
5 3x6345x321 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne 5 52kg 1.0kg 4
6 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 6 53.5kg 4
7 34x2606x34 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 7 54kg 4.5
8 2821121×36 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 8 51kg 5
9 9308×82684 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 53.5kg 5.5
10 3x75232x52 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 10 52kg 5.5
11 71x610x505 OCEAN BILLY (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 11 53.5kg 5.5
12 32324×3719 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 12 52kg 5.5
13 x86541x084 SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 13 53.5kg 5.5
14 75810×0520 QUICK THINKER H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 14 53kg 6
15 1x62309x97 SOUND (GER) H 9 Michael Moroney 15 53kg 6
16 15x1244x37 PERSAN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 53kg 6
17 211x2x03x6 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 17 53kg 6
18 x73590x003 CHAPADA G 6 Michael Moroney 18 52.5kg 6.5
19 8x663x0003 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 52.5kg 6.5
20 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 20 52.5kg 6.5
21 1x1510x060 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes 21 52kg 7
22 622x32x057 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 22 50kg 7.5
23 253x6133x0 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 23 51.5kg 7.5
24 41265×8312 ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 24 51kg 1.0kg 8
25 2×54151163 HARPO MARX (IRE) G 6 Bjorn Baker 25 50.5kg 8.5
26 34×1327515 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 26 50kg 9
27 900x00x503 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 27 50kg 9
28 121345×244 BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander 28 50kg 9
29 11x90x7607 AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 29= 50kg 9
30 x0x0558x96 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) G 6 Aaron Purcell 29= 50kg 9
31 75x55x0111 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 29= 50kg 9

Table Credit: Racing Australia
2021 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x21223x11 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 John Bary 59kg
2 7x0733x083 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 59kg
3 1x111x121 ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne 59kg
4 0x34x52x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
5 14x3640x13 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 7 Matthew Williams 59kg
6 3x31x932x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 59kg
7 8111111×11 INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody 59kg
8 11x5823x30 IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott 59kg
9 54x300x474 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith 59kg
10 x794159x36 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59kg
11 x90736x413 SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien 59kg
12 7x6D111x11 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 59kg
13 x32107x125 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 57.5kg
14 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 57kg
15 7x1102x152 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 57kg
16 7×06041171 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 57kg
17 7x3112x214 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
18 125435x31x STATE OF REST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 56.5kg
19 2821121×36 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 55.5kg
20 x78111x848 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
21 1x23121x12 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 49.5kg
22 2116×224 ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 49.5kg
23 4x3531x367 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 49.5kg
24 388×311 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 49.5kg
25 53x752x19 GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller 49.5kg
26 21119×641 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody 49.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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