Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Second Acceptances Feature Mr Brightside

September 26, 2023

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Second Acceptances Feature Mr Brightside

The brilliant Team Hayes-trained Mr Brightside is one of the standout entries among the fifty-five Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 second acceptances taken for the October 28 showdown this season.

2023 Makybe Diva Stakes Winner Mr Brightside

Makybe Diva Stakes winner Mr Brightside is one of the top 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate second acceptors. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The latest round of declarations for a host of upcoming majors closed on Tuesday including those for the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley.

One of the early standouts is Mr Brightside who took his winning streak up to five straight with powerhouse 1.5 length win in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) on September 16.

That form was franked with the runner-up Alligator Blood enjoying a successful title defence in the Underwood last weekend.

Mr Brightside is improving each run and proving the form horse of the season with the Cox Plate silverware firmly in the stable’s sights.

Updated Cox Plate 2023 odds online at race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au have Mr Brightside at $6 with all-in betting led by Hong Kong’s Romantic Warrior ($4).

The Danny Shum-trained galloper is looking to make it two wins for the internationals in three years following the 2021 victory of Irish raider State Of Rest.

He is a superstar in Sha Tin with an ultra-consistent record of 10 wins from 14 starts at home to date.

The six-year-old gelding is already a three-time Group 1 winner and is a genuine 2000m specialist with an outstanding strike-rate over the Cox Plate distance (6:5-1-0).

The other early top elect sitting at an equal $6 in the markets with Mr Brightside is ace Western Australian mare Amelia’s Jewel.

She won her interstate debut in Melbourne’s Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes first-up and is a very versatile performer.

The Simon Miller-trained four-year-old was second to The Everest contender Overpass in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka (1200m) back in April, but is also a Group 1 winner over 1800m in Perth’s Northerly Stakes from last year as a filly.

Trainer Chris Waller famously won four consecutive Cox Plate races with his champion mare Winx (2015-18) and he returns in 2023 with seven second acceptors led by his recent Golden Rose winner Militarize ($9).

The Dundeel colt enjoyed his third career win in the Golden Rose flashing home late for a stylish victory ahead of his Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) target on October 14 and then potential the Cox Plate against the older horses.

Other standout Cox Plate second acceptors this spring include the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained French import Light Infantry who is yet to race down under at time of publish and dual Underwood Stakes hero Alligator Blood for the Waterhouse/Bott stable who finished fifth to Anamoe last year.

2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate third acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 10th of October, 2023.

Click here for the latest all-in markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2023 Cox Plate Second Acceptances

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8x34913x0x ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 16x69x00x0 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
3 51x140x421 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 x1211x12x1 AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller
5 131x1111x4 ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
6 8537Px9911 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea
7 8x27410x89 BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
8 x216x143x2 BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
9 150×84 CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea
10 880x43x793 DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
11 52x131x8x0 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 3x3x907x00 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
13 1x847014x3 EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien
14 62x3227x13 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
15 x694341x88 FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli
16 15x4430x76 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
17 1232821×05 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
18 291x2570x4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 x31x111x96 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 39x22113x6 HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
21 3223180×57 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
22 142x1442x3 HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker
23 0x6x824193 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
24 411×97 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 111x3131x9 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
26 2x6x372332 LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 12x7931x80 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg
28 x11421x026 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 13011×51 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
30 3x5211x111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
31 0xL3950x61 MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
32 16x6026x64 MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham
33 421222×018 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne
34 x51761x573 OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
35 x534113x21 PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic
36 2111263×64 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
37 102x100x24 PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
38 1111121×25 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 1x1122x12x ROMANTIC WARRIOR (IRE) G 6 Danny Shum
40 11×554 SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
41 020x129x24 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
42 112x2114x9 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
43 1x1x682x14 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
44 05232x10x0 STEINEM (GB) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 111×11 STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
46 x14241x631 THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker
47 151x86x801 UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 114×15 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
49 2241111×73 VICTORIA ROAD (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
50 32x8802x09 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley
51 613x31232x WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) G 5 Simon & Ed Crisford
52 11x20x11x6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
53 26211 WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan
54 341x217x32 ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
55 x121735x45 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

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