Glamour mare Atlantic Jewel has regained favoritism for the 2013 Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) that will be run at Moonee Valley on October 26.
Atlantic Jewel drifted out to odds as long as $3.80 after she was upset by It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) but is now back into $2.80 after It’s A Dundeel ($5.25) was ruled out of Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) due to a foot abscess.
The other major mover in 2013 Cox Plate betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au was Fiorente ($4.60) who is yet to produce a bad run since arriving in Australia before last year’s Melbourne Cup (3200m).
The Monsun gelding started his 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with an unlucky sixth behind Atlantic Jewel in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) before recording his first race win in Australia in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and flashing home late to finish fourth in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).
The Cox Plate odds of Puissance De Lune ($8.50) drifted slightly after he was beaten by Happy Trails in the Turnbull Stakes – his third consecutive defeat after he was upset by Foreteller in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and finished seventh in the Underwood Stakes.
Happy Trails has now recorded two wins at Group 1 level and is a certain starter in the Cox Plate but is still available at the lucrative Cox Plate betting odds of $21.
The Good Journey gelding will be having his second start in the Cox Plate after he finished an unlucky tenth behind Ocean Park in the 2012 edition of the race.
Classy filly Guelph ($15) has continued to receive support in Cox Plate betting markets but is no certainty to run in the race.
Trainer Peter Snowden said that he is not looking past next Wednesday’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) with the Flight Stakes winner and refuses to confirm whether the daughter of Exceed And Excel will become the first filly to compete in the Cox Plate since Samantha Miss in 2008.
2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon ($17) and Australian Cup winner Super Cool ($17) are the only other horses in Cox Plate betting markets available at odds shorter than $20.
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