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Gr1 Cox Plate Field & Barrier Draw

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the 96th running of the $3 million weight-for-age Gr1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) to be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Defending champion Winx has firmed as favourite into $1.90 after drawing ideally in barrier three, while Hartnell, rated by many as the number one challenger to Winx's standing as Australia's best racehorse, remains a $3 chance after drawing barrier seven. All other runners are at double figure odds, with next best being Yankee Rose (1) and Vadamos (2) at $14. The field is:

1. HAPPY TRAILS (Paul Beshara-Ben Melham) 59kg (10)

2. BLACK HEART BART (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 59kg (6)

3. HARTNELL (John O'Shea-James McDonald) 59kg (7)

4. HAURAKI (John O'Shea) 59kg (8)

5. HAPPY CLAPPER (Patrick Webster-Brenton Avdulla) 59kg (4)

6. VADAMOS (Andre Fabre-Joao Moreira) 59kg (2)

7. AWESOME ROCK (Leon & Troy Corstens-Stephen Baster) 59kg (5)

8. WINX (Chris Waller-Hugh Bowman) 57kg (3)

9. LUCIA VALENTINA (Kris Lees-Kerrin McEvoy) 57kg (9)

10. YANKEE ROSE (David Vandyke-Dean Yendall) 47.5kg (1)

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