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2019 Cox Plate Futures Tips - Can Japan rock the Aussie Spring?

Justin Darcy has looked over the futures markets and found his best bets for the Cox Plate.
2019 Cox Plate Futures Tips & Best Bet
Lys Graciuex (outside) looks a major contender in this years Cox Plate. (Getty Images)

Cox Plate Information

  • DateSat 23 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time06:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance2040 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000

2019 Cox Plate Futures Tips & Best Bet

The 2019 Cox Plate looms as one of the most competitive in four years after the retirement of Winx. 

Moonee Valley should see a superstar line up of horses from right around the globe, including home-grown talents like Mystic Journey and Avilius, while Lys Gracieux, Danceteria and Magic Wand are the main international hopefuls.

Cox Plate Futures Best Bet - Lys Gracieux @ $6

This Japanese superstar has had the Cox Plate on her radar for some time now.

Last start she was victorious in the Takarazuka in June where Damian Lane rode her and, recommended connections to accept an invitation from Moonee valley to take her position in the field.

The was a quarantine issue with her, but now that has resolved, she will be taking her place in this years field.

She has the tactical speed for Moonee Valley and the Cox Plate.

She has travelled well previously, finishing in the placings in two Group One races at Sha Tin. 

This year Australia is where they want to be and I want to be on her.

Mystic Journey is the other horse we want to be on but all will be found this week when she runs in the Turnbull and whether she can run out a strong 2000m.

Cox Plate Futures Best Bet: Lys Gracieux - $6 via BetEasy

Cox Plate Futures Value Bet - Magic Wand @ $16

Now this was a surprise packet for horses in quarantine.

Most would have expected him to end to the Arc in France, but instead is in the shipment for Melbourne with a Cox Plate in sight.

Good luck to all those who grabbed the $61 available over the weekend like myself, he is now into $15 but is still tremendous value for a Group one horse.

He has six Group One placings next to his name as well as a second to Magical last start at Leopardstown...elite form for this race.

WFA suits this horse as well, being weighted with 57kg, an even weight with Lys Gracieux.

His 2000m form is excellent and can be a force in this years Cox Plate.

Cox Plate Futures Value Bet: Magic Wand - $15 via BetEasy

How far is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate is run over the iconic journey of 2040m at Moonee Valley.

The race is known as the best two minutes in sport.

Who won the 2018 Cox Plate?

Winx not only won last year's Cox Plate, but also the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the race.

She retired as the only horse to win four Cox Plates.

When is the 2019 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate will be run on October 26 this year.

Held at Moonee Valley race course, it is the venue's premier meeting each year.

Who is the best bet in the 201 Cox Plate?

Lys Gracieux is our bet in this years Cox Plate, boasting outstanding Japanese form.

The best local hope is Mystic Journey, who won the 2019 All-Star Mile.



Two bets at the moment in the Cox Plate, Lys Gracieux and Magic Wand. Both are international gallopers and if they can acclimatise, they will both be hard to beat.

We will back Mystic Journey after her Turnbull run, if she can take out that event.

Best Bet: Lys Gracieux @500 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Value Bet: Magic Wand @1400 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units

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