History tells punters that they should not be discouraged by the defeat of RUSSIAN CAMELOT in the Caulfield Stakes around the Caulfield track last start.
Scrolling through the pages of W.S.Cox Plate winners suggests that being beaten at Caulfield prior to coming to Moonee Valley is the superior form guide and should be given the respect it deserves.
Who can forget the great Kingston Town (1980) handling the Caulfield turn “like a crab” when beaten in the Caulfield Cup prior to winning his first Plate.
The list of Cox Plate winners who have been beaten at their previous start around Caulfield only makes the Palmerbet offer of $5 for RUSSIAN CAMELOT to Run Top 2 a more attractive proposition for punters.
1987 Rubiton (3rd - Caulfield Stakes)
1993 The Phantom Chance (3rd – Caulfield Stakes)
1995 Octagonal (3rd – Caulfield Guineas)
2003 Fields Of Omagh (2nd – Toorak Handicap)
2006 Fields Of Omagh (4th – Caulfield Stakes)
2008 Maldivian (9th – Caulfield Cup)
2009 So You Think (5th – Caulfield Guineas)
RUSSIAN CAMELOT may have just raced a bit keenly for Ollie in the Caulfield Stakes and he was left in front a little too soon, but still stayed tough as the mare Arcadia Queen came with a rush late. This is his fourth run back from spell and he will be rock hard fit and he gets his chance to add to that list of last start Caulfield losers.
The last five W.S.Cox Plates have been won by the favourite.
History suggests the Palmerbet Cox Plate offer for RUSSIAN CAMELOT 1st or 2nd @ $5 is too good to pass up!