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HK Star Xtension Targets Cox Plate
Meanwhile the Gr1 W.S.Cox Plate (2040m at Moonee Valley in October) "will have at least one international runner this year" reported The Age in Melbourne. Racing Victoria's international recruiter Lee Jordon confirmed Hong Kong-based trainer John Moore's last start HK Gr1 Champion Mile winner Xtension (Xaar-Great Joy, by Grand Lodge) "has the Cox Plate on his agenda" & noted: "John is very keen to bring Xtension down for the Cox Plate & will get him there early to run in at least one lead-up race, such as the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes."