2019 Cox Plate - Mystic Journey tipped to following in footsteps of Winx

Mystic Journey is the new boom horse on the scene
Which star thoroughbred will follow in the footsteps of Winx by winning the Cox Plate?

2019 Cox Plate Tips & Betting Predictions

DateOctober 26, 2019
TrackMoonee Valley
Prize Money$5 million

The Cox Plate is arguably the most exciting thoroughbred horse race in Australia and it all happens on October 26, 2019.

Won by a plethora of Australasian champions, including Winx, Sunline, Northerly and Bonecrusher, the Cox Plate is a must-win race for any trainer and jockey.

Punters play a big part of the Cox Plate as well. It’s one of the biggest betting races in the world and we have all the latest 2019 Cox Plate tips with in-depth analysis.

2019 Cox Plate Best Bet – Mystic Journey @ 4.50

Mystic Journey is a fraction short of value in the market but she’s the best local winning chance. 

The Tasmanian-based four-year-old scored emphatic wins in the Group 1 Australian Guineas and Group 1 All-Star Mile last campaign. 

They were wins of a horse going places and the Cox Plate has been the target this season.

Adam Trinder lines up the daughter of Needs Further, which has significantly exceeded expectations by winning over $3.2 million from only 13 wins.

Of those 13 starts, Mystic Journey has won 10 and she is the most promising runner currently racing in Australia.

She has been freshened up this campaign with solid one-length trial at Devonport and her odds will likely drop if she wins her lead-up races to the Cox Plate.

Mystic Journey
Mystic Journey is the top pick to win the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley

2019 Cox Plate Best Each Way – Verry Elleegant @ 9.00

Kiwi runner Verry Elleegant might be better-suited by the longer distances, but she still has the capability of winning the Cox Plate.

She scored a terrific win in the Australian Oaks over 2400m and her win prior was a much better form guide for the Cox Plate. 

She won over 2000m in the Vinery Stud Stakes by 1.8 lengths and although that has never been a form guide for this race, she’s a special type.

The daughter of Zed has won six of her 11 starts, including three in a row and she looks a good chance to score a minor upset here.

Punters have scored a positive ROI of 26.4% betting on Verry Elleegant and that could carry through to the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

2019 Cox Plate Best Roughie – Castelvecchio @ 26.00

Castelvecchio might be considered a “rough” play but the colt has some upside and could be a smokey for the Cox Plate.

The three-year-old is currently being set for the Golden Rose but the Cox Plate could well be on the agenda following that.

He scored a win in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes last time out by 1.5 lengths and any rise in distance looks ideal. He’s going to mature as an older horse and his style suits staying racing.

The son of Dundeel gets right back during the run and works into the race nicely. That’s a good tactic for the Cox Plate as many winners was swooped into the race late.

26.00 is easily worth the risk for Castelvecchio and his odds could firm as the race approaches.


On form alone, Mystic Journey has to be the hardest to beat. She has already won two Group 1 races and could add the biggest of them all to her record. Punters are getting good odds for Veery Elleegant and Castelvecchio, so they should be included.

Best Bet: Mystic Journey - 4.50 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Verry Elleegant - 9.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Castelvecchio - 26.00 @ bet365

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Betting Slip | 26 Oct 2019

Cox Plate




Best Bet

Bet 5 Win 22.50
Mystic Journey

Best Each Way

Bet 2 Win 18.00
Verry Elleegant

Best Roughie

Bet 1 Win 26.00
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