Mystic Journey

22/10/19 Moonee Valley Races: Cox Plate Final Field & Barriers

14 runners finalised

Distance 2,040m
Grade Group 1
Track  Moonee Valley
Prizemoney $5,000,000
2018 winner

Winx ($1.06)

Known as the weight-for-age championship of Australian racing, the Cox Plate is held at Moonee Valley racecourse and wedged between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup carnivals. 

The weight-for-age conditions over 2040m is widely considered the most pure test of a horses racing ability in Australia, with the winner gaining direct entry into the Melbourne Cup. 

This year's edition will have a different flavour following the retirement of wonder-mare Winx earlier this year. Her victory in the 2018 made it four in-a-row, an achievement unlikely to be repeated.

The early favourite for this year's Cox Plate is Japanese contender Lys Gracieux. The mare is a multiple Group One winning galloper who has an impressive career record (20:5-8-4). 

While her record suggests she'd be better suited on a dry surface, she has placed in a Group One on a Soft track over 2000m. 

Second-favourite for the race is the Tasmanian, Mystic Journey. She returned to the track in brilliant style first-up, but has been left flat footed at her past two runs. She'll need to improve if she's to be competitive in this high-class field. 

 

2019 Cox Plate Final Field

Horse Name Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 11 59kg
AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg
KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Tommy Berry 9 59kg
HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 2 59kg
HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 16 59kg
KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 17 59kg
TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 18 59kg
DANCETERIA (FR) David Menuisier Jamie Spencer 10 59kg
LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Damian Lane 15 57kg
MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 3 57kg
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg
MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 6 55.5kg
VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 55.5kg
CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Craig Williams 4 49.5kg
HUMIDOR (NZ) (em) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Blake Shinn 14 59kg
MR QUICKIE (em) Phillip Stokes Glen Boss 12 57.5kg
GAILO CHOP (FR) (em) Matthew Williams Damien Oliver 1 59kg
DREAM CASTLE (GB) (em) Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Cosgrave 13 59kg

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