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The Japanese raiders have come to Melbourne and walked away with the 2019 Cox Plate after their champion Lys Gracieux has dusted up the field to win the A$5 million race at Moonee Valley.
1. Lys Gracieux
3. Te Akau Shark
The race for a slice of equine immortality plays out at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia’s premier weight for age contest. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:55pm (AEDT).
There is AU$5 million at stake for the horses seeking to become the just the second winner of this race over the last five years.
The legend that is Winx dominated in recent times and despite her greatness, it will be nice to see another winner in 2019.
The Mooney Valley track will host one of the most traditional and romantic races on the Australian racing calendar.
2040 metres is the famous distance and the short straight will see much of the work done around the thousand metre point, with all the jockeys knowing that positioning off the final turn is crucial to success in the home straight.
The 2019 edition of the Cox Plate is a wide-open affair, chances are numerous and finding a winner a tough task for those looking to invest in one of the cornerstones of the Spring Carnival.
Black Heart Bart seeks one final G1 win after re-emerging from retirement, Avilius will be hoping to instil some faith back into punters after looking a little shaky in the Caufield Stakes and Tommy Berry climbs aboard the impressive Kluger.
After injury in 2018’s race, Chris Waller’s Kings Will Dream is back, Magic Wand looks a real danger and Japanese champion Lys Gracieux may just destroy the field if she runs to form.
Mystic Journey is still attracting plenty of interest in the lead up to the race and Castelvecchio carries just 49.5kg; surely a tempting each-way bet for many.
Class will tell in the 2019 Cox Plate. Lys Gracieux is the class of the field and as long as she handles the foreign conditions, will prove tough to beat. Having Damien Lane on board is a big help.
Avilius will run well and Castelvecchio will be storming home with a feather on his back and an impressive turn of speed.
1. Lys Gracieux
Catch all the action on The Roar live coverage from 4:55pm (AEDT).
Where: Mooney Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
When: Saturday 26th October 2019, 4:55pm (AEDT)
TV: Seven Network, Sky Racing
1. Black Heart Bart 59kg
2. Avilius 59kg
3. Kluger 59kg
4. Harlem 59kg
5. Homesman 59kg
6. Kings Will Dream 59kg
7. Te Akau Shark 59kg
8. Danceteria 59kg
9. Lys Gracieux 57kg
10. Magic Wand 57kg
11. Cape of Good Hope 56.5kg
12. Mystic Journey 55.5kg
13. Verry Elleegant 55.5kg
14. Castelvecchio 49.5kg