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2012 Cox Plate: 155 entered for weight for age championship

August 7, 2012

Entries have closed this afternoon for the 2012 Cox Plate, with 155 horses entered to tackle Australasia’s weight for age championship over 2040m at Moonee Valley on October 27.

Nominations for the Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas also closed today.

Early favourites Atlantic Jewel, Mosheen, More Joyous and Lucas Cranach are among entries, as are boom three year olds Pierro and All Too Hard.

Other three year olds among the entries are Commanding Jewel, the sister to Atlantic Jewel, crack Kiwi colt Dundeel, Patinack Farm’s Nechita and the Group 1 placed Kabayan.

There has been a great focus on whether there will be international participation in this year’s race, with the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) issuing invitations to 10 gallopers across the globe. But only one of these 10 horses, Planteur, was among the entries today.

However, other internationals to nominate for the classiest race in this part of the world include Afsare, Crackerjack King, Master of Hounds, Reliable Man and Side Glance.

There is also an entry for legendary American trainer Bob Baffert, who has entered Richard’s Kid.

Internationals entered for both the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate include Americain, Beaten Up, Brown Panther, Gatewood, Prairie Star, Quest For Peace, Salomina, Shahwardi, Sri Putra and Zack Hall.

Imports now running for Australian trainers include last year’s stars Manighar, Glass Harmonium and Illo, as well as the likes of Class Is Class, Glencadam Gold, Julienas, Mawingo, Sanagas and Sneak a Peek.

Lloyd Williams also has a strong list of internationals, including Midas Touch, Mourayan, Green Moon, Seville and Marksmanship.

Of the fourteen horses to run last year, only five horses – Efficient, King’s Rose, Rekindled Interest, Sincero and Wall Street – are entered to line up again.

Here are the entries for the $3.05m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m):

4- SPORTINGBET COX PLATE (2040 METRES)

No Horse Trainer Handicapper
Rating
1 ABOUT SQUARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
2 AFFABLE John P Thompson
3 AFSARE (GB) Luca Cumani
4 AIZAVOSKI (IRE) Elie Lellouche
5 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens
6 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker
7 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre
9 ATLANTIC JEWEL Mark Kavanagh
10 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes
11 AWESOME BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens
12 BALZEUS Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
13 BEATEN UP (GB) William Haggas
14 BISHOPS CASTLE (NZ) Michael Moroney
15 BLACKIE (NZ) Peter G Moody
16 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody
17 BRAVE THE WAY Anthony Cummings
18 BROWN PANTHER (GB) Tom Dascombe
19 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes
20 CALLANISH (NZ) Mick Price
21 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller
22 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens
23 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) Marco Botti
24 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price
25 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh
26 DOMINANT Matt Laurie
27 DUBOSC (NZ) Ciaron Maher
28 DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker
29 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott
30 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden
31 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey
32 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes
33 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse
34 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse
35 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin
36 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes
37 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden
38 GLACIER KING Peter White
39 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney
40 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
41 GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) Tony Vasil
42 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
43 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara
44 HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ) Roger James
45 HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price
46 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings
47 INDIANAPOLIS Gai Waterhouse
48 ISOPACH John P Thompson
49 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
50 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse
51 KING OF OLYMPIA Gai Waterhouse
52 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody
53 LAMASERY David Vandyke
54 LANDING Gai Waterhouse
55 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke
56 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
57 LINTON John Sadler
58 LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman
59 LUCKY PENNY Peter Morgan
60 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon
62 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody
63 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Robert Hickmott
64 MASTER OF HOUNDS (USA) William Haggas
65 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman
66 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott
67 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price
68 MOLTO BENE Will Clarken
69 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody
70 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
71 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon
72 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher
73 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
74 MR CHARD Dean Lawson
75 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher
76 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney
77 NECHITA John P Thompson
78 NEXTANIX Kerry Parker
79 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse
80 NICONOISE David Hayes
81 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings
82 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
83 NOW YOU KNOW (NZ) Danny O’Brien
84 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan
85 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy
86 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell
87 PEAR TART John P Thompson
88 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse
89 PLANTEUR (IRE) Marco Botti
90 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham
91 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
92 POPLIN (GB) Michael Moroney
93 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) John Hammond
94 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson
95 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse
96 PRONTO PRONTO Jason Warren
97 QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani
98 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller
99 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan
100 RELIABLE MAN (GB) Alain de Royer Dupre
101 REMODEL Mark Sues
102 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell
103 RICHARD’S KID (USA) Bob Baffert
104 ROCK ‘N’ POP Gai Waterhouse
105 ROSELLO (GER) Leon Corstens
106 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller
107 SALOMINA (GER) Peter Schiergen
108 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings
109 SAY NO MORE (NZ) Paul Duncan
110 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson
111 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg
112 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott
113 SHAHWARDI (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre
114 SHAMEXPRESS (NZ) Danny O’Brien
115 SHANGHAI WARRIOR Pat Hyland
116 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney
117 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller
118 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding
119 SINCERO Stephen Farley
120 SIR TIME KEEPER (NZ) Graeme Nicholson
121 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody
122 SO SWIFT Bill & Symon Wilde
123 SOFT SAND Colin Little
124 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote
125 SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ) Gary Portelli
126 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
127 SRI PUTRA (GB) Roger Varian
128 STAINER (NZ) John P Thompson
129 STRAWBERRY BOY Gai Waterhouse
130 STRENGTH John P Thompson
131 SUMARAND Gai Waterhouse
132 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy
133 TAGUS John P Thompson
134 TANBY Robert Hickmott
135 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson
136 THE CLEANER Mick Burles
137 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
138 TOKUGAWA Leon Corstens
139 TROPHIES John P Thompson
140 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
141 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
142 UNDERESTIMATION Dean Lawson
143 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent
144 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman
145 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody
146 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney
147 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens
148 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
149 WILD AND PROUD Gai Waterhouse
150 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler
151 YOSEI Stuart Webb
152 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings
153 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens
154 ZACK HALL (FR) Mikel Delzangles
155 ZEPHYRON (NZ)
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