The Cox Plate Preview Season 33
RECAPS: ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 5
|1||1||Steele Starz||woodchuckers||Yoko Saltonstall||2:00.545|
|2||5||Gunsynd||trouble racing||Georgiann Mensinger||2:01.156|
|3||3||Big Bad Headhoncho||Burgersfortheboyz||Caroll Marois||2:01.314|
|4||7||Twisty Moon||Gray Dog Stables||Ria Pentaris||2:01.783|
|5||8||Binoomea Ulyses||Orange Hills||Richelle Antao||2:01.863|
The Cox Plate has become a race of great importance and prestige. It is regarded as one of the best age group race in Australasia and one of the most exciting race days in the world. This is the final leg of the season for the 4yo’s long runners campaign.
1. Steele Starz, 4yo stallion from woodchuckers, Career earnings: $1,589,624
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Natural champion, Jockey: Yoko Saltonstall
2 Time World Cup and Breeders Cup champion Steele Starz, has been as tough as his namesake “Steel”. His owner Woodchucker, call on the services of Jockey Yoko Saltonstall, who have ridden this stallion to victory in the 4yo Breeders Cup Long and know this horse very well. There combination together seems to be pure magic and once again will be the favorite and most likely the ones to beat.
2. Cowboy Spending, 4yo mare from Rawhide, Career earnings: $1,117,100
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Competitive, Jockey: Exie Marzan
Cowboy Spending finished 4th in last weekend heat and seem to have took it a bit easy early in the race. This competitive 4yo mare come into the race with the second highest career earnings today behind Steele Starz and will have young 24 year old jockey Exie Marzan on board for the call.
3. Big Bad Headhoncho, 4yo stallion from Burgersfortheboyz, Career earnings: $280,000
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Fast finisher, Jockey: Caroll Marois
Breaking out of post #3 is Big Bad Headhoncho, a fast finisher 4yo bay stallion who only race 3 times in his young career. This horse is being sent to the track by a stable who is on a fast track and a rising star in making a name for himself and that is Burgersfortheboyz. Owner Trydon07 is a stable to keep an eye on in the future on the big stage.
4. Scipio Brisk Tash, 4yo stallion from Richard Cranium Stud, Career earnings: $760,091
Overall rating: Admirable(57) – Unpredictable, Jockey: Romelia Affagato
A horse that is still searching to find its niche, Scipio Brisk Tash, has been racing over different distances in his short career. Coming into the race with a decent OR at 57 , his owner dave71 has been trying to crack the code on this unpredictable style horse. Some of his past runs may suggest that he may be more tailored for shorter distances.
5. Gunsynd, 4yo stallion from trouble racing, Career earnings: $812,789
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Fast finisher, Jockey: Georgiann Mensinger
Another stable who has been making his mark and competing very hard of late in cup races is stable trouble racing owner sks023. A rising star, another diaper dandy, who bring to the track a 4yo chestnut stallion fast finisher by the name of Gunsynd. His past 5 races seem to be on the mark with an 11XP in long. This horse look like he is overdue for a big win if he is sitting in the right spot. Look out, he can be very dangerous at the wire.
6. Mix Tenneche, 4yo mare from Intrepids Ecurie, Career earnings: $682,329
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) Unstyled, Jockey: Emilio Thuman
Mix Tenneche a 4yo mare come into the Cox Plate with the lowest OR at 52. Jockey Emilio Thuman get the nod and will be asking the unstyled to get a piece of the top 5 prize. This will be a tough task for this young stable and jockey combo to achieve.
7. Twisty Moon, 4yo stallion from Gray Dog Stables, Career earnings: $356,000
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Natural champion, Jockey: Ria Pentaris
Not to much consistency with this young 4yo bay stallion out of Gray Dog Stables. Only one win in his 7 career starts, Twisty Moon will be very hopeful to crack the top 5.
8. Binoomea Ulyses, 4yo stallion from Orange Hills, Career earnings: $614,852
Overall rating: Reasonable(55) – Natural champion, Jockey: Richelle Antao
Binoomea Ulyses, had a nice showing in running 2nd in his heat race behind Gunsynd. Jockey Richelle Antao get the call once again and a top 5 is well within reach.
9. Handy Gay, 4yo stallion from Dark Times, Career earnings: $221,033
Overall rating: Admirable(61) – Natural champion, Jockey: Melonie Stommes
Handy Gay, out of the stables Dark Times has never won a race in 5 career starts. This maiden 4yo will have the services of jockey Melonie Stommes in the irons. Finishing in the top 5 will be a challenge.