CrownBet's Cox Plate Promotion
October 21, 2015
Australia’s second richest race will be run and won on Saturday when the Cox Plate is contested! The $3,000,000 weight for age Group One is over a distance of 2040 metres and is the penultimate event on the card at Moonee Valley. Such a huge race deserves a huge offer and CrownBet’s special should help punters out.
Cox Plate Refund
Back a horse to win the Cox Plate and if it runs 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th, you’ll be refunded. The refund will be in the form of a bonus bet and equal your stake, up to $100. Only CrownBet members’ first fixed odds win wager qualifies for the bookmaker’s promotion. The Cox Plate is race 9 of Saturday’s Moonee Valley meeting and is scheduled to jump at 5.40pm (AEDT).
The Big Hopes
HIGHLAND REEL – International Raider and current favourite with CrownBet at $5. It arrives in Australia with an almost identical profile to 2014 Cox Plate winner ADELAIDE; even coming off the same race win last year’s victor had before beating them home in this.
CRITERION – Is it the best weight-for-age horse in the Australia at present? There’s a strong argument to say the globetrotting galloper is. Started his spring campaign with a wonderful win in the Group I Caulfield Stakes over 2000m (a main lead up race to the Cox Plate). Perhaps the home nation’s best hope and second in betting at $5.50.
WINX – $7 shout WINX is in wonderful form. Won its last 4 races and both runs this prep have been phenomenal. Super sectionals and the mare may just win.
KERMADEC – After 2 Group One wins over the mile (one this campaign) he was the favourite for the Caulfield Stakes despite not going any further than 1600 metres. Finished fourth behind CRITERION in first crack at the distance. Wasn’t disgraced but there are some concerns over the trip. But if the $7.50 hopeful goes better second time around… Look out.