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The 2008 Cox Plate video replay results:
UPDATE: 2009 COX PLATE FIELD
Well the Melbourne Moonee Valley Cox Plate 2008 is nearly upon us; a sign that the Spring Racing Carnival is well and truly underway! The Cox plate; raced over 2040 metres at the Moonee Valley Races, is without doubt the 2nd most widely recognised thoroughbred horse race in Australia, behind the Flemington Melbourne Cup. It is however considered by many Australian horse racing purists, to be the countries premiere race, attracting nothing but the best weight for age horses in Australia.
Below is the 2008 Cox Plate field/acceptances:
1 SIRMIONE Bart Cummings – Damien Oliver 8 59
2 MALDIVIAN (NZ) Mark Kavanagh – Michael Rodd 6 59
3 ZIPPING John Sadler – Danny Nikolic 5 59
4 THESEO Gai Waterhouse – Nash Rawiller 12 59
5 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien – Vlad Duric 11 59
6 RAHEEB Anthony Cummings 10 59
7 ALAMOSA (NZ) Mick Price – Craig Newitt 7 57.5
8 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) John Sadler – Steven Arnold 3 57.5
9 PRINCESS COUP Mark Walker – Opie Bosson 9 57
10 GALLANT TESS David Payne – Corey Brown 4 57
11 ZARITA (NZ) Pat Hyland – Dwayne Dunn 1 55.5
12 SAMANTHA MISS Kris Lees – Glen Boss 2 47.5
The 2008 Moonee Valley Cox plate is shaping up to be a bloody fantastic race, with the likes of Weekend Hussler, Light Fantastic, Maldivian, Racing To Win and Triple Honour all vying for the title of Australia’s best weight-for-age racehorse.
Weekend Hussler and Light Fantastic are obviously the favourites for the race, especially after their dominating runs in the Liston Stakes at Caulfield, in which Light Fantastic managed to narrowly edge out a faster finishing Weekend Hussler. They will next clash again in the 2008 Melbourne Caulfield Cup. What a bloody cracker of a showdown that is shaping up to be!
So my question to all you Australian racing, and Cox Plate fans is:
Will Weekend Hussler bounce back from his first up loss to Light Fantastic, and take out the Moonee Valley Cox Plate of 2008; or will we see Australia produce another star thoroughbred to topple these two?
Let the commenting begin at the bottom of this post!
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