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2020 Cox Plate Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Magic Wand is our tip for the Cox Plate (Getty Images)

Cox Plate Information

  • DateTue 03 Nov, 2020
  • Race Time04:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance3200 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$7,300,000
The 2020 Cox Plate looms again as one of the most competitive we have seen with racing experts unsure of what this field could look like with a question over internationals attending.

Moonee Valley may see another superstar line up of horses from not just Australia, but around the world if the Covid-19 situation improves.

2020 Cox Plate Odds

Almond Eye$11
Chrono Genesis$11
Danon Premium$11
Russian Camelot$12
Verry Elleegant$12
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 3/8/20 - 12.19pm.

2020 Cox Plate Tips

Cox Plate 2020 Best Bet - Magic Wand

Last years fourth place getter is expected to make her way back to Australia is the COVID situation allows the international travel.

She lead at a break neck speed, setting the race up for the first three home who relished the trip and pace.

This year, quieter tactics would be expected with her now being accustomed to the course and not having to try and 'beat' a horse in particular.

Her Mackinnon win was ultra impressive, so a repeat performance of that sees her as a single figure chance, not a $31 hope.

Cox Plate 2020 Next Best Bet - Arcadia Queen

We know she can prove to be one of Australia's best horses when at her best, which she clearly was not at her last two starts of her preparation last spring.

We did not have the chance to see her over the Autumn, but Bob Peters has said that she will be targeted at a Cox Plate, over a much more suitable trip for a mare of her calibre.

She was explosive in the Theo Marks first-up last time in, but everyone is still unsure of where she heads this time in.

If she can reproduce her Kingston Town rating, there is no horse in Australia that would beat her in this race.

Cox Plate 2020 Roughie - Mystic Journey

Another runner from last years race is set to run again after impressing in her one run last time in.

She ran in the William Reid Stakes over 1200m, a totally unsuitable trip, yet stormed home in what was one of the most eye-catching performances of the evening.

She was an early favourite for last years race, but her form died off a little during the preparation, but she looks stronger than ever and ready to return to the races very soon.

The mile is clearly her pet distance but she finished fifth in last years race, so she could well sneak into a placing this year.

Cox Plate FAQ

What date is the 2020 Cox Plate?

The 2020 Cox Plate is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Moonee Valley.

What time is the 2020 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate generally starts at around 5pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Cox Plate?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Cox Plate and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2019 Cox Plate?

Lys Gracieux won the 2019 Cox Plate.

What distance is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate is run over a distance of 2040m metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Cox Plate?

We're with Magic Wand as the best bet in the 2020 Cox Plate.


We will be having five units a win on Magic Wand at a great price in the 2020 Cox Plate.
Best Bet: Magic Wand To Win @31.00 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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