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

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

Cox Plate

  • DateSat 24 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance2040 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000

2019 Cox Plate Tips & Betting Predictions

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 Odds

1Black Heart Bart11L SmithB Rawiller26.00
2Avilius7J CummingsK McEvoy12.00
3Kluger9T TakanoT Berry18.00
4Harlem2Lindsay ParkD Dunn34.00
5Homesman16L HowleyB Melham21.00
6Kings Will Dream17C WallerH Bowman20.00
7Te Akau Shark18J RichardsO Bosson16.00
8Danceteria10D MenuisierJ Spencer18.00
9Lys Gracieux15Y YahagiD Lane3.80
10Magic Wand3A O'BrienR Moore14.00
11Cape of Good Hope8Lindsay ParkM Zahra14.00
12Mystic Journey6A TrinderA Darmanin7.00
13Verry Elleegant5C WallerJ McDonald17.00
14Castelvecchio4R LittC Williams8.00
15Humidor14Maher/EustaceB Shinn26.00
16Mr Quickie12P StokesG Boss26.00
17Gailo Chop1M WilliamsD Oliver51.00
18Dream Castle13S Bin SuroorP Cosgrave101.00

2019 Cox Plate Best Bet – Mystic Journey @ 7.00

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.

Cox Plate FAQ

How far is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate is run over the iconic journey of 2040m at Moonee Valley. The race is known as the best two minutes in sport.

Who won the 2018 Cox Plate?

Winx not only won last year's Cox Plate, but also the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the race.
She retired as the only horse to win four Cox Plates.

When is the 2019 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate will be run on October 26 this year. Held at Moonee Valley race course, it is the venue's premier meeting each year.

Who is the best bet in the 2019 Cox Plate?

The best local hope is Mystic Journey, who won the 2019 All-Star Mile.

What is the Cox Plate worth?

The WFA field runs for $5 million.

Where is the Cox Plate held?

The Cox Plate is held at Moonee Valley, which is also known as The Valley. It's located in Melbourne, Victoria.

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