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Cox Plate Tips & Odds - Sir Dragonet the one to beat at Moonee Valley

  • The Cox Plate takes place at Moonee Valley on Saturday
  • Who will win the weight-for-age championship Group 1?
  • Is Sir Dragonet the one to beat?
  • Will Arcadia Queen show how good she is?
Cox Plate Tips
Sir Dragonet is our top selection in the Cox Plate (Getty)

The 2020 Cox Plate looms again as one of the most competitive we have seen, but he will win the Spring Carnival feature known as the weight-for-age championship?

There were questions over internationals attending Melbourne for the Spring Carnival but we are set for another high class edition of the Cox Plate.

Moonee Valley sees another superstar line up of horses from not just Australia, but around the world with some of the strongest WFA formlines.

2020 Cox Plate Odds

1KoldingC. WallerJ. McDonald1018.00
2HumidorC. WallerC. Williams1427.00
3Fierce ImpactM. SmithL. Currie1235.00
4Master Of WineM, W & J. HawkesTBA135.00
5MugatooK. LeesJ. Allen927.00
6AspetarR. CharltonD. Lane314.00
7Sir DragonetC. Maher & D. EustaceG. Boss711.00
8Magic WandA. O'BrienM. Zahra427.00
9Arcadia QueenG & A. WilliamsW. Pike85.00
10 NettoyerW. RocheB. Egan13126
11Russian CamelotD. O'BrienD. Oliver154.60
12ArmoryA. O'BrienB. Melham65.00
13ProbabeelJ. RichardsK. McEvoy29.50
14GrandslamC. Maher & D. EustaceJ. McNeil527.00
15Buckhurst (EMG)J. O'BrienJ. Kah1151.00

Odds are provided by bet365 and are correct as of 21/10/20.

2020 Cox Plate Tips

Cox Plate 2020 Best Bet - Sir Dragonet

A fresh import, now trained by Maher and Eustace, this boy made a lot of news when purchased to come and race in Australia after a second placing in the Tattersalls Gold Cup behind Group One freak Magical.

He beat Armory in that Gold Cup by some space, although on a rain effected track where his best form seems to be. Another 0.5kg in favour of our horse does suit him well.

This horse had a big reputation after winning his first couple of starts, but finished 3/4 of a length behind Anthony Van Dyck (Caulfield Cup runner-up) in the Epsom Derby when favourite.

If the rain can come and the track can race somewhere in the soft range, he looks a monster chance of winning the Australian Group One.

Cox Plate 2020 Next Best Bet - Arcadia Queen

There were major questions over how she had come up after her first run of the prep, but she bounced back with a solid placing at Stakes level at Flemington before finishing third to Russian Camelot in the Underwood Stakes.

Those two then clashed again a fortnight later in the Caulfield Stakes, where the Queen had the bar plates off, showing a sign she is nearing her best and that she is over any hoof troubles. 

Off a slow tempo, she sprinted straight past Russian Camelot, and with a favourable barrier compared to the favourite here, she comes right into the race again.

At her brilliant best, she will be off and gone on the turn.

Cox Plate 2020 Value Bet - Aspetar

Although he is not ranked as the top international runner, his form ties him in with the likes of Armory and Sir Dragonet.

He is a German Group One winner, and although that is not necessarily strong form, he is the only European Group One winner in the race.

His last start win in the York Stakes was over the likes of 2019 Queen Anne winner Lord Glitters, Telecaster who went on to win a French Group Two by a big space, Regal Reality who has form around Magical and Enable and 2019 Juddmonte International place getter Elarqam. The latter two have subsequently won Group Three races.

Although he is not one of the horses at the highest level in Europe, what he has done and who he has beaten has proven that a horse such as Armory is no better than him on exposed form.

Cox Plate FAQ

How can I live stream the 2020 Cox Plate?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Cox Plate and all other Australian horse races.

What date is the 2020 Cox Plate?

The 2020 Cox Plate is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Moonee Valley in Australia.

What time is the 2020 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate starts at 6.30am BST



Sir Dragonet could be the best horse in this race and at double figures, we are happy to take him.

Arcadia Queen is looking like her old self which would be ultra hard to beat.

Aspetar will be overlooked in the race.

Best Bet: Sir Dragonet To Win @1000 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Arcadia Queen To Win @400 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units
Value Bet: Aspetar Each-Way @1300 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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