WS Cox Plate 2017 Tips
Moonee Valley racecourse is home for Australia’s most famous weight-for-age race, the 2017 WS Cox Plate. Held on the Saturday after the Caulfield Cup and 10 days before the Melbourne Cup, this racing classic is held over 2040m. The WS Cox Plate is judged by many to be the most prestigious race of the Australian racing calendar with the best weight-for-age horses from around the country and overseas.
The 2017 WS Cox Plate is worth prize money of $3 million and will be run at 5pm EST on Saturday 28th October 2017.
The WS Cox Plate is now considered to be a good lead up race for the Melbourne Cup. The race is hand selected by the Moonee Valley Racing Club Committee and usually restricted to no more than 14 runners, giving all horses the chance of staying out of trouble in the running.
Weight-for-age (WFA) means the horses of same age and sex carry the same weight no matter how many races or the level of prize money they have won. This is unlike the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, which are run under handicap conditions where the better credentialled horses carry more weight.
The fastest ever WS Cox Plate was run by Better Loosen Up in 1990 and was run in 2.01.50 minutes.
WS Cox Plate 2017 Tips – The 3 Year Old Runners
Over the years, the 3 year old runners have become greater in numbers due to the significant weight advantage they receive from the older horses, which is approximately 10 kilograms. Unless there is a standout WFA older runner competing, we usually work our investments around the 3yr olds as the 10 kg difference gives them a distinct advantage. There are International horses in the WS Cox Plate to consider but as is with the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, it is very difficult to assess overseas form.
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WS Cox Plate 2017 Tips & Odds
Current 2017 WS Cox Plate tips and betting markets for the 2017 WS Cox Plate has the super mare Winx at the prohibitive odds of $1.60 with a host of star performers all at double figure odds and by all reports running for second and third place.
$21 Hartnell, Ribchester
$26 Werther, Neorealism, The United States, Royal Symphony, Egg Tart, Highland Reel, Articus, Mekhtaal
Some of the recent winners of the WS Cox Plate reads like a “who’s who” of Australian racing. Those recent winners are:
2013 Shamus Award
2010 So You Think
2009 So You Think
2005 Maykbe Diva