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Cox Plate Nominations: Winx heads 36 runners after third acceptances

  • Winx aiming for third consecutive win in the Cox Plate

Third acceptances for the 2017 Cox Plate (2040m) were made on Tuesday, October 10, with dual champion Winx headlining 36 contenders remaining.

Two-time champion Winx heads 36 contenders for the 2017 Cox Plate (2040m) with five international runners in contention to take on the star mare at Moonee Valley on Saturday, October 28.

The Chris Waller-trained Winx will be bidding to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Spring Carnival feature, which is worth $3.05 million this year.

A total of 36 horses have accepted after the third acceptances stage for the Cox Plate with Winx the star attraction once again.

The possible international runners taking on Winx include two Aidan O'Brien-trained runners - Johannes Vermeer and three-year-old Taj Mahal, Charlie Appleby's Folkswood, Jane Chapple-Hyam's Kaspersky and Riven Light for Willie Mullins.

The 36 acceptors include three-year-olds Catchy, the Blue Diamond Stakes winner, and Royal Symphony, who remains unbeaten for Tony McEvoy, while Makybe Diva Stakes winner Humidor and Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Bonneval, who are both exempt from the ballot, and the Pat Webster-trained Happy Clapper are other notable acceptors.

Last year’s runner-up Hartnell is still among the acceptors but unlikely to run, while Egg Tart could join stablemate Winx in the field.

Acceptances, late nominations, final field and barrier draw will be declared on the following dates.

Cox Plate nominations and declarations

First Acceptance – Tuesday, September 12 (midday)
Second Acceptance – Tuesday, September 26 (midday)
Third Acceptance – Tuesday, October 10 (midday)
Final Late nomination – Monday, October 23 (midday)
Final Acceptance – Tuesday, October 24 (8:30am)
Rider Notification – Tuesday, October 24 (11.30am)

Cox Plate final field

The final field and barrier draw for the 2017 Cox Plate will be announced shortly after 9:30am on Tuesday, October 24.

Cox Plate nominations list

Racingbase will provide updated news following each round of nominations and declarations

Full list of 2017 Cox Plate acceptances after the third acceptance stage


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Cox Plate Nominations: Winx heads 36 runners after third acceptances

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