Winx firms for 2016 Cox Plate following barrier draw

racing winxsChampion mare Winx drew first blood at the 2016 Cox Plate barrier draw this morning after snaring the number three gate.

Hartnell, considered Winx’s primary Cox Plate rival, received barrier seven in the $3,000,000 Group 1 feature.

Winx is into $1.90 Cox Plate favourite at Sportsbet, while Hartnell is out to $3.20.

Regarded as a match race between Winx against Hartnell, these two quality gallopers have taken all before them this spring.

Winx won the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield last start defeating Black Heart Bart and He Or She.

Hartnell’s last outing was a Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) victory over Jameka and Tally at Flemington.

Both Winx and Hartnell dominate 2016 Cox Plate betting at Sportsbet.

Next in betting is Spring Champion Stakes winner Yankee Rose at $14, with Black Heart Bart $15 and Vadamos $15.

“Winx could probably start from the car park and still win, but from a good barrier she should get the run of the race,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

“She’s a short priced favourite, but Hartnell also has his supporters and according to most is the only danger.”

2016 Cox Plate

The 2016 Cox Plate will run on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne.

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2016 Cox Plate Odds

$1.90 Winx
$3.20 Hartnell
$14.00 Yankee Rose
$15.00 Vadamos
$15.00 Black Heart Bart
$18.00 Hauraki
$21.00 Lucia Valentina
$67.00 Awesome Rock
$67.00 Happy Clapper
$126.00 Happy Trails

Odds subject to change

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2016 Manikato Stakes

On Friday night the Manikato Stakes will light up Moonee Valley with the classy Chautauqua heading betting at $2.25.

Golden Slipper winner Capitalist is on the second line of betting at $6.00, from English $8.00 and Buffering $12.00.

2016 Manikato Stakes Odds

$2.25 Chautauqua
$6.00 Capitalist
$8.00 English
$9.00 Lucky Hussler
$12.00 Buffering
$13.00 Holler
$13.00 Fell Swoop
$17.00 The Quarterback
$21.00 Under The Louvre
$34.00 Japonisme
$41.00 Rebel Dane

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