Michael Kent Jnr’s Cox Plate Weekend Preview

Michael Kent Jnr's Cox Plate Weekend

Co-trainer Michael Kent Jnr has partnered with racingbase.com.au for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and will be providing weekly previews of the stable’s runners.

Kent has been extremely accurate each week steering readers into winner after winner while also turning them away from horses that just aren’t ready yet or have conditions against them.

The Price Kent Racing team has a total of seven horses lining up at The Valley on Manikato Stakes Night and Cox Plate Day, and you can get the inside word on each runner below:

Michael Kent Jnr’s Stable Preview for Cox Plate Weekend

Moonee Valley – Friday October 22

Friday Race 7 – LOMBARDO – 8:15PM Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200 METRES)

“He’s drawn beautifully for this race and should get a lovely run.
“He’s won at the track and is three from three at the distance.
“We don’t have to lead but we should be right there in the first four.
“He rises in class and weight, but he is a winner.
“If you back him, you know that he is always going to give his all.”

($5.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Moonee Valley – Saturday October 23

Race 1 – BEMOTE – 12:15PM Inglis Banner (1000 METRES)

“Only a $30,000 yearling but is a beautiful type with plenty of scope.
“She’s had two jump outs, the first one she was hard held and in the most recent one we clicked her up and she won by three lengths.
“She’s trained on well and her gallop at the Valley on Tuesday was exactly what we were looking for.
“It looks potentially a messy race, but she’s drawn inside and is an each-way chance.

($5.50 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Race 4 – SUDOKO – 2:00PM Tandem Building Group Red Anchor Stakes (1200 METRES)

“He’s a progressive horse but we think the 1200m might just be a little too short for him.
“He is drawn well, there is good speed on paper, I wouldn’t say he couldn’t win, but I think the place is more likely.
“Watch for him next start in the Listed Spring Time Stakes (1400m).”

($8.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Race 5 – THE AMAZONIAN – 2:35PM 3 Point Motors Fillies Classic (1600 METRES)

“Won a soft maiden from a nice draw.
“She’ll be in the first four through the early stages and is an outside place chance as she rises in grade.”

($34.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Race 5 – BRING ME FLOWERS – 2:35PM 3 Point Motors Fillies Classic (1600 METRES)

“Probably leaning this way over The Amazonian.
“She comes out of a stronger maiden and had been knocking on the door without much luck.
“She works with good horses at home and is definitely a nice place chance now that she’s out to 1600m.

($35.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Race 7 – JUNGLE MAGNATE – 3:45PM Drummond Golf Vase (2040 METRES)

“He’s a tough staying type that is clean winded and showing some ability.
“He’s drawn awkwardly, so we’ll ride him back and hope to see him finish off.
“We don’t expect him to win but this is always a good form race for the Derby.
“As long as you’re running on in this race, it’s always a good form race moving forward.
“He’s going well, but place only bet if you’re wanting to bet in the race.

($18.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Race 10 – ANNAVISTO – 5:50PM Powerflo Solutions Tesio Stakes (1600 METRES)

“Out to the mile for the first time.
“She’s bred to get the trip, but we know she can be a touch aggressive in the run sometimes.
“Wide draw again which is frustrating, but if she can relax and find a nice rhythm, then we think she will be hard to beat.
“She worked at the Valley on Tuesday and got around it nicely.”

($4.00 with Sportsbet at time of publishing)

Kent’s Best & Next Best for Cox Plate Weekend

“Not as confident this week, but hopefully we can still get a few winners. Annavisto is our best bet each-way. Sudoko at $2.50 a place and also Bring Me Flowers at $8.50 a place are worth a little play a well.”

Michael Kent Jnr’s Previous Assessments as Results

Meeting Bet Label Race Horse Odds Bet Outcome Placing
Turnbull Stakes Day (Flemington) Next Best (Each-Way) 1 Get In The Spirit $7.50 Win 1st
Turnbull Stakes Day (Flemington) Best Bet (Win) 2 Gunstock $3.30 Loss 3rd
Turnbull Stakes Day (Flemington) Best Value (Each-Way) 2 Tiz Magic $18 Win 2nd
Caulfield Guineas Day (Caulfield) Best Bet (Win) 3 Lombardo $1.75 Win 1st
Caulfield Guineas Day (Caulfield) Next Best (Win) 9 I’m Thunderstruck $2.70 Win 1st
Caulfield Cup Day (Caulfield) Best Bet (Win) 5 Gunstock $3.20 Win 1st
Futures Prediction (Victoria Derby) Futures (Win) ? Gunstock $8 TBD TBD