Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

William Hill Cox Plate: Winx v Hartnell

Last year’s winner Winx is 4-5 favourite for the William Hill Cox Plate with the sponsor’s UK cousins (currently trading at $1.90 with William Hill Australia).

Meanwhile Hartnell, perhaps the most likely challenger to the supermare on Saturday, is 9-4 with William Hill UK ($3.20 in Australia). It’s 12-1 bar.

William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke said: “It’s going to be a real showdown between Winx and Hartnell. Winx has won twelve races in a row, while Hartnell ran the race of his life in the Turnbull Stakes, so it could be an epic battle.”

Hartnell is currently 4-1 favourite for the Melbourne Cup.

On Friday, the William Hill Manikato Stakes takes place at Moonee Valley. Chautauqua won the race last year and is 11-8 favourite to double-up. Capitalist is next in the list at 5-1, with English at 8-1.


William Hill Cox Plate: 4-5 Winx, 9-4 Hartnell, 12-1 Vadamos, 14-1 Black Heart Bart, 16-1 Hauraki, Yankee Rose, 20-1 Lucia Valentina, 40-1 Awesome Rock, 50-1 Happy Clapper, 80-1 Happy Trails,  (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

William Hill Manikato Stakes: 11-8 Chautauqua, 5-1 Capitalist, 8-1 English, 9-1 Lucky Hussler, 10-1 Buffering, Holler, 12-1 Fell Swoop, 14-1 The Quarterback, 16-1 Under The Louvre, 33-1 Japonisme, Rebel Dane,  (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Melbourne Cup: 4-1 Hartnell, 6-1 Jameka, 10-1 Bondi Beach, 12-1 Almandin, 14-1 Big Orange, Heartbreak City, 16-1 Exospheric, Scottish, Wicklow Brave, 20-1 Almoonqith, 25-1 Curren Mirotic, Who Shot Thebarman, 33-1 Beautiful Romance, Excess Knowledge, Gallante, Our Ivanhowe, Secret Number, Tarzino, 40-1 Grey Lion, Howard Be Thy Name, Real Love, Sir John Hawkwood, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)