Shoot Out New 2010 Cox Plate Betting Favourite

August 23rd, 2010

Classy Queensland galloper Shoot Out is now the odds-on favourite in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets to claim victory in the 2010 Cox Plate following two early season victories at Caulfield.

The John Wallace-trained son of High Chaparral opened as the $13 second elect at leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au to win the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 23.

Since the markets on the weight-for-age feature of the year opened, however, AJC Australian Derby winner Shoot Out has enjoyed two big wins in both the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 JJ Liston Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

The impressive runs have seen Shoot Out’s odds shorten dramatically and the four-year-old is now the clear $5.50 top pick at Ladbrokes.com.au, surpassing early favourite So You Think.

The Bart Cummings-trained So You Think, who claimed Cox Plate victory last year, was the $10 favourite but is now at $7.50 to make it back-to-back success through Ladbrokes.com.au.

If Shoot Out goes on to claim the 2010 Cox Plate honours he jwill be the first horse since So Called in 1978 to complete the Liston-Cox Plate double.

In other 2010 Cox Plate news Typhoon Tracy, the highly rated mare favoured to win Australian Horse of the Year for last season, is also being aimed at the Moonee Valley feature.

Trainer Peter Moody is preparing the five-time Group 1 winner for her first-up spring start in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this Saturday.

The Memsie Stakes will feature a star studded field of potential spring champions including Shoot Out, making for a thrilling showdown not to be missed and a great guide for punters looking at the future race markets.

Typhoon Tracy is currently at generous $15 odds to take out the Cox Plate through Ladbrokes.com.au, so get in on the action today before her price shortens.

The Cox Plate final field will be released on October 19 and published here first, but the best odds are available right now through Ladbrokes.com.au.

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