Pinker Pinker Wins 2011 Cox Plate Title

October 22nd, 2011

Pinker Pinker is the 2011 Cox Plate champion after overcoming a red hot field to claim victory in the Australasian weight for age championship.

Craig Williams got her into a sweet position in the early stages behind  pace that was electric out in front.

From the gates Helmet jumped brilliantly and managed to work across and find the lead on the rails.

Glass Harmonium was nowhere to be seen as he missed the kick by two lengths and was forced to settle at the tail of the field.

Lion Tamer also pushed forward with Avienus not far away either.

Jimmy Choux had the box seat though and when they rounded the bend it was him that was the first to upstage Helmet.

In fact when he hit the lead it looked like he had the race in the bag but Pinker Pinker flew out of the pack to get him easily with just over a 100m to go.

Jimmy Choux held on for second spot ahead of Rekindled Interest which was made to go through a lot of traffic from back in the field but ran on well after finding some space.

The win by Pinker Pinker though was emphatic and a huge thrill to connections and of course trainer Greg Eurell.

“It’s hard to absorb at the moment, its really got to me, great experience,” he said.

“She just had nothing go wrong, she led into this absolutely perfect.

“She worked terrific Tuesday morning, been perfect since day one.”

For Williams it’s another huge win after claiming the Caulfield Cup on Saturday and the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

He said he was a little anxious coming off the turn but as soon as she balanced up he knew it was game over.

“When she came out I though oh we’ve got to chase down Jimmy Choux…she just won with ease, she was on top of her game today,” he said.

“She was great, she was relaxed, when a run presented itself she was game.

“Everyone worked really hard to get the result.”

The final dividends on the 2011 Cox Plate with Luxbet were as follows.

Pinker Pinker – $26

Jimmy Choux – $2.30

Rekindled Interest – $3.40

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2011 Cox Plate Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 11 PINKER PINKER(11) Craig Williams Greg Eurell 55.5 2-5.39
2nd 5 JIMMY CHOUX(9) Jonathan Riddell John Bary 57.5 1.3L
3rd 9 REKINDLED INTEREST(3) Dwayne Dunn Jim Conlan 57.5 1.5L
4th 3 WALL STREET(7) Darren Beadman Jeff Lynds 59.0 1.8L
5th 12 SECRET ADMIRER(8) Brenton Avdulla Grahame Begg 55.5 1.9L
6th 1 EFFICIENT(5) Steven King Robert Hickmott 59.0 3.9L
7th 13 KING’S ROSE(2) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 55.5 4.3L
8th 14 HELMET(10) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 49.5 4.4L
9th 6 SINCERO(6) Chris O’Brien Stephen Farley 57.5 6.4L
10th 4 GLASS HARMONIUM(4) Damien Oliver Michael Moroney 59.0 6.6L
11th 8 PLAYING GOD(13) Steven Parnham Neville Parnham 57.5 6.8L
12th 10 SHAMROCKER(1) Steven Arnold Danny O’Brien 55.5 8.8L
13th 15 AVIENUS(12) Brad Rawiller Mark Webb 57.0 9.8L
14th 7 LION TAMER(14) Hugh Bowman Murray Baker 57.5 10.8L
Src 2 DESCARADO Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
Src 16 YOSEI Michelle Payne Stuart Webb