2019 Cox Plate: Can any horse follow in the footsteps of the mighty mare Winx?

Will Winx target her fifth consecutive Cox Plate?
Winx searches for her fourth consecutive Cox Plate victory. (Getty Images)
Winx searches for her fourth consecutive Cox Plate victory. (Getty Images)

2019 Cox Plate Tips & Betting Predictions


The Cox Plate from 2015 to 2018 has been all about Winx but that could change in 2019 as we're unsure if she'll race on for another season.

Considered as one of the best weight-for-age races in the world, the Cox Plate has been taken out by some of Australasia's best thoroughbreds and even Europe's Adelaide has scored a win, however, Winx has dominated the last four years to cement her name in the record books.

Who will follow in her footsteps in 2019? Or will the champ return for an unprecedented fifth Cox Plate?

2018 Cox Plate result


Here's what we said about Winx's chances prior to the 2018 Cox Plate.

"Winx is an incredible athlete and is currently the best horse in the world without question. The Chris Waller-trained runner has made easy work of her rivals for the last few seasons and with 28 wins from 35 starts and almost $19 million in the bank, it would take a brave punter to back against her.

Despite running at short odds throughout most of her career, punters are getting a 62.7 percent return on income and that should increase this October at Moonee Valley. Bookmakers have opened Winx at 1.50 in the markets and that's a steal at the moment. Her form this season will continue to impress and she will start much shorter on the day.

Back Winx at 1.50 and enjoy what should be an historic moment in world racing."

Winx closed at 1.22 with bookmakers and she duly obliged, putting two lengths on Benbatl and winning her fourth consecutive Cox Plate.

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Bill Rosenthal 29 October 2018

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