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O'Brien plots Cox success

6th August 2019, 17:21 by Jack Ogalbe

Aidan O'Brien has set out his plans for October's Cox Plate, with 11 of his inmates named as initial entries.

The Coolmore supremo won the race at Moonee Valley in 2014 with Adelaide but the brilliant Winx has since dominated the 2,040-metre affair.

Chris Waller's superstar has since retired and O'Brien will hope one of his party can take advantage, with likes of Anthony Van Dyck, Circus Maximus, Japan, Hermosa and Fleeting in the frame.

O'Brien says he is still assessing his options for the race, admitting it takes an extraordinary horse to win the Group One race.

"To win a Cox Plate, you need a horse with plenty of tactical speed that gets a mile and a quarter well," said O'Brien.

"We have entered 11 horses that we think might suit the race, but of course some of them don't always progress as well as we were hoping.

"But Anthony Van Dyck and Circus Maximus are two very hardy colts with good tactical speed, and both should handle nice ground.

"It's probably too early at this stage to say who our number one seed is, we usually nominate a number of horses and then we will see how they progress from now."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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