One of the biggest races of the 2023 season gets underway with the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley

2023 Cox Plate Preview

Which horse will reign supreme at the 2024 Cox Plate from Moonee Valley?

Cox Plate field taking shape in 2024

  • Dating back to 1922, Cox Plate continues to attract a stellar field.
  • Anamoe won the 2022 edition of the race on its 100-year anniversary.
  • 2023 Cox Plate has a record prize pot of A$5 million dollars.
  • Moonee Valley is set to hold the iconic race once more, on 28th October 2023.

The 2023 Cox Plate will once again be seeing plenty of attention with Australian and international betting sites.

Ran over 2040m, the Cox Plate is always an enthralling watch, and it promises to be yet another superb race in 2023. 

The ante-post markets are moving once more, as all of the biggest Australian betting sites jostle for position ahead of the 2023 Cox Plate.

Won by Anamoe in 2022, the Cox Plate has been a very open race in recent years and the 2023 edition of the race looks to be no different with the major betting apps.

With 30 top quality horses declared for the 2023 Cox Plate, there are plenty of the biggest jockeys, owners and trainers all looking for glory, in one of the biggest races on the Australian horse racing calendar.

As ever, with such global interest in the race, all of the biggest Aussie bookmakers will be on hand to give punters something to get involved with on the 2023 Cox Plate from Moonee Valley. 

Romantic Warrior to do the business

Few horses in recent times have been as revered as 5-year-old Romantic Warrior.

Hailing from Ireland and having been sired from some of the most prolific horses in recent history, Romantic Warrior has certainly lived up to the hype in recent times.

Registering an incredible $16 million in prize money, the C S Shum trained gelding is based in Hong Kong and is now being cherry picked to run in the biggest races worldwide.

Few races can compete with the Cox Plate when it comes to prize money and prestige and Romantic Warrior has certainly caught the eye with many betting sites in 2023.

Romantic Warrior is the ante-post favourite for the 2023 Cox Plate at $4.20 with PuntersPal

Paddington to challenge

The international feel to proceedings at Cox Plate is epitomised by Paddington, a prolific 9-year-old that has come of age in recent times.

Trained by Aiden O’Brien, Paddington has won its last 8 outings and now has a fierce reputation as one of the best flat horses on the planet.

Winning at Ascot, Sandown, and Goodwood in the UK summer in 2023 makes Paddington arguably the form horse in the field and plenty of betting apps are confident that it will be able to challenge Romantic Warrior and co at the 2023 Cox Plate.

Paddington is the second favourite at $6.00 with Bet365 to clinch 2023 Cox Plate glory in the ante-post betting markets.

Plenty of big names in the mix

Such is the beauty of a horse race such as the Cox Plate that there is always plenty of big names and connections in contention, putting it on the line, to try and beat each other.

Flying the Australian flag at the 2023 Cox Plate is Without a Fight, a 6-year-old out of Mornington who has been catching the eye with plenty of Aussie bookmakers.

Without a Fight looks to have more than a shot in home conditions at $8.00 with MidasBet in the ante-post betting markets for the Cox Plate.

Whilst it isn’t a race that sees long odds picks win too often, there are plenty of other candidates in contention for 2023 Cox Plate glory.

Mr Brightside and Continuous are two of the top contenders and at $12.00 and $18.00 with Boombet, they look to be two of the best outside picks.

The 2023 Cox Plate field is assembling with some of the biggest horses in the world all seeking their shot at glory at Moonee Valley on October 28th, 2023.

As ever, the Cox Plate always gets the biggest Aussie bookmakers moving and with some incredible candidates in the mix, it promises to be another race to remember.