Traps For Fools omitted from Cox Plate
Following debate over the Cox Plate field, the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee has made the decision to drop Trap For Fools from the line-up.
Trainer Tony McEvoy believes barrier three gives three-year-old filly Sunlight her chance against the older horses in the Group One Manikato Stakes.
The Roger Charlton-trained Withhold is the market leader to become the latest international winner of the Group Three Geelong Cup.
Chasing an historic fourth straight Cox Plate victory, Winx will jump from barrier six in the eight-horse field with Godolphin’s Benbatl to start from three.
Winx’s official biography has already been written, yet her trainer and owners are happy to let her continue writing her racing history as long as she’s happy.
Winx will gallop at the public trackwork session at Moonee Valley ahead of her historic bid for a fourth Cox Plate and her trainer says she’s never been better.
Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution has not been given a weight penalty for his victory and remains on 57.5kg for the Melbourne Cup.
The Group Three Geelong Cup has attracted a field of 16 which includes English-trained stayer Withhold from the Roger Charlton stable.
Four-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Dato Tan Chin Nam has died aged 93.
Travelling foreman Robin Trevor-Jones fears Red Verdon has missed out on his grand final but the horse will press on to the Melbourne Cup.
TJ Comerford, the travelling foreman for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, is awaiting news whether Rostropovich and Idaho will be runners at Moonee Valley.
U S Navy Flag, Spirit Of Valour, Fleet Review and Intelligence Cross are set to run for Aidan O’Brien in the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Having won a second Caulfield Cup with Best Solution, Saeed bin Surorr has switched his immediate attention to the Cox Plate and Benbatl.
Newly promoted VRC Oaks favourite Verry Elleegant is living up to her owners’ hopes in Melbourne.
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