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2021 Cox Plate Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Cox Plate headlines Saturday's Melbourne meeting
  • This feature is run over 2040 metres
  • Can Zaaki bounce back to his best?
Cox Plate Tips
Zaaki is our clear top selection in the Cox Plate. (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 20 Oct 2021
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The 2021 Cox Plate looks once for the ages with such an intriguing 10 runners lined up for the $5 million 2040m WFA event, Australia's highest quality race.
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Legends make their name here including the likes of Sunline, Makybe Diva, Kingston Town and of course the immortal Winx.

This year, Zaaki heads the betting after a last start third in the Might And Power when defeated as a $1.28 favourite.

2021 Cox Plate Betting Odds

                                                                                                                            
NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightOdds
1ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 659kg$2.80
2DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Daniel Moor 359kg$34
3GOLD TRIP (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 259kg$9
4CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) John Bary Luke Nolen 559kg$51
5MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 457.5kg$17
6VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 957kg$7
7PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 757kg$15
8STATE OF REST (IRE) Joseph O'Brien John Allen 856.5kg$10
9ANAMOE James Cummings Craig Williams 1049.5kg$4
10CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 149.5kg
$17
Odds courtesy of TAB & correct at 11.45am on 19/10/2021.

2021 Cox Plate Tips


Cox Plate 2021 Best Bet - Zaaki

I am more than prepared to forgive his last start third placing in the Might And Power after over-racing in behind the speed in what was a very slowly run affair.

We know the Cox Plate is rarely a walkers race and a torrid affair from start to finish, bring a horse like Zaaki who can run rivals into the ground right into the race, especially from barrier six where he can bounce and find a spot near the pace.

He was odds-on before his last start defeat, so although there may be a chink in his armour, the war is far from over for this star.

Zaaki - $2.80Cox Plate Best BetBET HERE
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Cox Plate 2021 Next Best Bet - Anamoe

This superstar three-year-old won the Caulfield Guineas in fantastic fashion, but was clearly looking for the 2040m journey which he will get here.

To me, this is the best three-year-old since Pierro and All Too Hard who are now superstar sires, so we all know what is destined for this bloke.

Anamoe is a beast of an animal who shows a scintillating turn of foot, but my only knock is drawing the carpark which forces his hand to settle last and swoop the entire field.

Anamoe - $4.00Cox Plate Next Best BetBET HERE
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Cox Plate 2021 Value Bet - State Of Rest

This Joseph O'Brien-trained galloper was last seen winning the Saratoga Derby where he showed a really nice turn of foot once in clean air.

This is the same profile that 2014 Cox Plate winner Adelaide had when claiming that edition, and although he was awesome when winning that race, I do feel that this colt is going to have to improve in order to match it with the top three in the market.

State Of Rest boasts the X factor and although needs to be every bit as good as Adelaide if not better, he has the scope to be very competitive.

State Of Rest - $10.00Cox Plate Value BetBET HERE
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Cox Plate FAQs

When is the 2021 Cox Plate?

The 2021 Cox Plate is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 23.

Where is the Cox Plate held?

The Cox Plate is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Cox Plate?

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

Who won the 2020 Cox Plate?

Sir Dragonet won the 2020 Cox Plate.

How can I live stream the 2021 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.

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Verdict

We will be backing Zaaki to win and saving on Anamoe.

Best Bet: Zaaki To Win $2.80 at TAB - 7 Units
Next Best Bet: Anamoe To Win $4.00 at TAB - 3 Units

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