McDonald Amped For Cox Plate Ride

The leading Sydney hoop will partner the Chris Waller-trained Kolding in the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday where the Ocean Park gelding has drawn gate 10 in the 14 horse field.

Waller Picks Elleegant’s Cup Jock

Trainer Chris Waller announced the decision through his racing manager Charlie Duckworth on Tuesday afternoon, confirming that after discussions with the mare's owners, Zahra was selected over her more regular rider James McDonald after Zahra partnered her to recent Group 1 wins in the Turnbull Stakes and last week's Caulfield Cup.

Melbourne Cup Target For Gallant The Chosen One

A gallant run for third in Saturday’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) has connections of the New Zealand-bred and trained The Chosen One excited about his prospects for the big event at Flemington next month, the Gr.1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Peters Keen To Watch His Queen

There have been plenty of big days in the racing life of WA owner/breeder Bob Peters but he expects none will compare with his first ever attempt at a Cox Plate this Saturday with Arcadia Queen.