2020 Cox Plate second favourite Armory has been passed fit to start in Saturday’s $5 million contest.

However, Aidan O’Brien’s other runner under veterinary inspection Magic Wand has been withdrawn from Saturday’s Cox Plate due to lameness in the off fore leg.

With Magic Wand’s withdrawal, it means that emergency Buckhurst will come into the final field, after the Joseph O’Brien runner was controversially left out of the original field.

Armory is currently the $6 equal second favourite, with Buckhurst currently a $41 chance for the Cox Plate.

Horse Win Place
1 Kolding (10)J: James Mcdonald 59kg T: C J Waller $14.00 $4.00
2 Humidor (14)J: Craig Williams 59kg T: C J Waller $21.00 $5.50
3 Fierce Impact (12)J: Luke Currie 59kg T: Matthew Smith $26.00 $6.00
4 Master Of Wine (1)J: Michael Rodd 59kg T: M, W & J Hawkes $34.00 $7.50
5 Mugatoo (9)J: John Allen 59kg T: K A Lees $21.00 $5.50
6 Aspetar (3)J: Damian Lane 59kg T: Roger Charlton $16.00 $4.60
7 Sir Dragonet (7)J: Glen Boss 59kg T: C Maher & D Eustace $13.00 $4.00
8 Magic Wand (4)J: Mark Zahra 57kg T: A O’brien $26.00 $6.00
9 Arcadia Queen (8)J: William Pike 57kg T: G & A Williams $6.00 $2.25
10 Nettoyer (13)J: Billy Egan 57kg T: Ms W Roche $81.00 $18.00
11 Russian Camelot (15)J: Damien Oliver 56.5kg T: D T O’brien $4.60 $1.90
12 Armory (6)J: Ben Melham 56.5kg T: A O’brien $6.00 $2.25
13 Probabeel (2)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 55.5kg T: J W Richards $9.50 $3.10
14 Grandslam (5)J: Jye Mcneil 49.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace $19.00 $5.50
15 Buckhurst (11)J: Jamie Kah 59kg T: Joseph O’brien $41.00 $8.50


Author: Will Guest

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.

This article was originally posted on TheRacingSharks.com.au


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