Cox Plate Nominations - Mystic Journey heads 187 entries

Jockey Anthony Darmanin rides Mystic Journey to win the Aquis Farm Fillies Classic on Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley (PA Images)

Exciting mare Mystic Journey will be looking to claim Winx’s Cox Plate crown and has featured among 187 nominations for the $5 million weight-for-age championship.

Trained by Adam Trinder in Tasmania, the daughter of Needs Further has won her past six in a row including wins in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and inaugural All-Star Mile (1600m).

She’s a winner at The Valley having claimed the Fillies Classic (1600m) on Cox Plate Day in 2018, and it was the atmosphere surrounding Winx’s fourth Cox Plate victory that prompted Trinder to try and return a year later and claim the main event. 

“The atmosphere on Cox Plate Day last year was surreal,” Trinder said. 
“When I was walking the track early in the day, the grandstands were already full of people in anticipation of Winx’s final Cox Plate.  
“I’ve never seen anything like it on a racetrack before, it was just an honour to be part of the day and I thought to myself then that I’d love to come back in 12 months’ time with a runner of my own. 
“It’s been a long-range plan with Mystic Journey, and while there’s still a lot of water to go under the bridge between now and October 26th, hopefully the plan can come to fruition.”

Sydney’s leading trainer, Chris Waller, will be aiming for a fifth consecutive win in the race and has nominated 23 horses including dual Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant, Kings Will Dream who is on the comeback trail after sustaining and injury in the 2018 Cox Plate, as well as former Perth gallopers Arcadia Queen and Enticing Star.

A total of 48 three-year-olds and 27 internationally-trained horses have been entered, while Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle spearhead the New Zealand contingent. 

First declarations for the Cox Plate will be taken at 12 noon (AEST) on Tuesday, September 10.


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