Cox Plate 2018 Betting Tips
The Caulfield Cup provided a couple of nice payouts for those who followed the horse racing betting tips here at Aussiefreebet.com.au as Best Solution won at $16 and Homesman landed an each-way place at $11.
We’re looking to continue on in that vein with our Cox Plate betting tips. It will be a lot tougher to try and pick out a big odds winner for Saturday’s race though as Winx is the clearest of favourites.
The wonder mare is gunning for her fourth straight Cox Plate success and while she would be the oldest winner since Fields Of Omagh in 2006, is anybody brave enough to bet against her?
Ever Reliable Winx to Prove Too Good Once Again
Winx is a genuine superstar of Australian horse racing. You only have to look at the crowds that turned up to Flemington for what will likely prove to be her final appearance at the track to see how fondly she is held by Australian racing fans and the public at large.
The fact that she has become one of the biggest names in the sport despite all of her big successes coming Down Under has not gone down well with everybody.
British racing broadcaster, Matt Chapman, caused a stir this week when suggesting that Winx has only been beaten “fairly moderate horses” so far in her amazing 28 race winning streak.
That did not go down well with Chris Waller. Winx’s trainer lashed out at Chapman for criticising the quality of Australian racing and even went as far as to label him “a bit of a d***head”.
The arguments about how Winx would fare in other countries at her pomp will go on for some time. What we all know in Australia is that there is no more consistent performer at Group 1 level.
Winx has won on different tracks, different underfoot conditions and different distances. Moonee Valley and the 2040m trip of the Cox Plate clearly suit her down to the ground and we believe there is next to no chance of Winx getting beaten on Saturday so recommend betting on her at a best price of $1.22 with Palmerbet.
Benbatl the Pick of the European Raiders
The number of top class races taking place in Australia at this time of year means that we always get the chance to see top quality horses from Europe up close and personal.
No fewer than four horses from the UK and Ireland are competing in the Cox Plate and of them all it’s Benbatl who has the best chance of success.
Let’s be clear here about what we mean about success. Connections of those in the race understand that something drastic will need to happen to Winx in the lead up to the race for her not to win. Success in this race means claiming a place.
That is well within Benbatl’s capabilities so back him each-way at $8.50 with bet365.
If you’re looking for another tempting each-way option to throw a couple of dollars at, how about Rostropovich at $34 with Unibet? Aidan O’Brien knows this is just a warm up for his attempt to win the Melbourne Cup but Rostropovich could just spring a surprise and claim a place.
Cox Plate Past Five Winners
2017 – Winx, aged, 6, ridden by Hugh Bowman, trained by Chris Waller
2016 – Winx, aged, 5, ridden by Hugh Bowman, trained by Chris Waller
2015 – Winx, aged, 4, ridden by Hugh Bowman, trained by Chris Waller
2014 – Adelaide, aged 4, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien
2013 – Shamus Award, aged 3, ridden by Chad Schofield, trained by Danny O’Brien
Cox Plate Top Betting Tips
Winx to win at $1.22 with Palmerbet
Benbatl each-way at $8.50 with bet365
Rostropovich each-way at $34 with Unibet