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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Geelong

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Geelong - Track Good 4 - 6mm of irrigation in the last 24 hours, 8mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 19mm of rain for the last seven days - nine scratchings

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Winx out to $1.25 for her fourth Cox Plate

The Chris Waller trained Winx has drifted slightly to $1.25 following drawing barrier six in Tuesday's barrier draw for the Group 1 WFA WS Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on Saturday - best price for winning the 2018 renewal of the race - $3.00 on November 10th 2017

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Geelong - feature Race Tips and Preview

Race Tips and Preview for the Geelong Cup - Going global in the form for the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Geelong Cup at Geelong on Wednesday, Finche has form against some of the best around and is $4.40

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Waller - only two things can beat Winx, 'bad luck or a very good horse'

Chris Waller - “There are only two things that can beat Winx, that is bad luck and a very good horse. The next champion just could be sitting there in the wings, who knows, and Winx was one of them herself one day."

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Tuesday and Wednesday form

Tuesday evening's meetings include South Africa’s Vaal and Durbanville, France’s Compiegne and Deauville, UK’s Yarmouth and Newcastle and Ireland’s Gowran Park - Wednesday's meetings include Geelong Cup meeting at Geelong, Ipswich, Warwick Farm

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3YOs throw out spring challenge

The older sprinters are under pressure after five three-year-old's were paid up for at the close of first acceptances on Tuesday for the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic on the final day of the Flemington Carnival.

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Benbatl (GB) can give one backer a $450,000 pay day

The Saeed Bin Suroor trained Benbatl (GB) firmed from $10 into $8.50 ahead of his clash with the Chris Waller trained champion mare Winx in the Group 1 WFA WS Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on Saturday - a $45,000 wager on Benbatl at $10 reported

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Victorian Spring Carnival weather watch

The Melbourne weather forecast leading into the Cox Plate weekend at The Valley - Geelong Cup meeting at Geelong on Wednesday -partly cloudy 18c - Manikato Stakes meeting Friday night - partly cloudy 20c - Cox Plate meeting Saturday partly cloudy 21c.

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Final field, barrier draw and market for Cox Plate

The field, barrier draw and market for the $5m, Group 1 WFA WS Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on Saturday - field of eight, Winx barrier six and $1.25 favourite

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Final field, barrier draw and market for Manikato Stakes

The final field, barrier draw and opening market for the $1m, Group 1 WFA Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on Friday night - Kementari $4.60 favourite with barrier 12 - Houtzen $6.50 with barrier 4

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Bowman on Winx's gallop - ready to 'peak on the right day'

Hugh Bowman said that Winx is ready to ‘peak on the right day’ after he galloped the champion mare at Moonee Valley at the Breakfast With The Best on Tuesday morning.

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Winx gallops at The Valley

The Chris Waller trained champion mare Winx galloped at The Valley on Tuesday morning with raceday jockey Hugh Bowman keeping the mare under a big hold down the back and across the top straight before allowing the mare to stretch out in the main straight.

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Higgins out of ICU, Rawiller still in pain

No definitive course of action has been put in place regarding Brad Rawiller’s recovery from the fall at Cranbourne on Sunday with the jockey to undergo more scans.

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Brent Thomson Jockey Challenge

The Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) announced on Mondasy the newly established Catanach's Brent Thomson Jockey Challenge that will run throughout the 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival at The Valley.

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Humidor ready for Winx rematch

Damian Lane believes Humidor (NZ) is going better now than when he ran Winx to a neck in last year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

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Monday wagering review

Monday's wagering review of fixed odds markets and notable wagers for races at the WS Cox Plate meeting at The Valley on Saturday and the Geelong Cup meeting on Wednesday - $7,000 @ $1.20 on Winx - $5,000 @ $1.20 on Winx (Cox Plate)

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No Queensland nominations for Doomben meeting on Saturday

Queensland trainers have not nominated runners for the Brisbane Turf Club's meeting at Doomben on Saturday as they continue their protest on the Queensland state government's distribution plans for the upcoming Point Of Consumption tax.

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The latest news update from Sky Racing

The latest Sky Racing news update on Monday with Ben Way – Winx ready for Cox Plate – Bowman with a host of Valley rides – Malaguerra to resume under lights – plus further racing news.

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Last start winning Weir fillies nominated for the Vase

The Darren Weir stable has nominated two last start black type winning fillies for the $200,000, Group 2 Drummond Gold Vase (2040m) as part of a seven strong nomination group for the feature three-old contest at The Valley on Saturday.

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Best Solution (IRE) escapes penalty for the Melbourne Cup

Godolphin’s Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution (IRE) has escaped a weight penalty for the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6th - remain on his original weight of 57.5kg

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Withhold (GB) the opening Geelong Cup favourite

A field of 16 has accepted for the Group 3 bet365 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on Wednesday with the Roger Charlton trained Withhold (GB) the $3.80 favourite in the opening market

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$1,000 minimum payment for Canterbury and Royal Randwick meetings this Friday and Saturday

Racing NSW and Aquis Farm announced on Monday a minimum payment of $1,000 for all starters not finishing in the first 10, in both the Canterbury Night race meeting this Friday 26 October and Royal Randwick this Saturday

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Reflections on Randwick

Randwick resumed its series of back to back meetings on Saturday, The Everest had come and gone with not either a monument or rock as a reminder of what went before - the real racing was at Caulfield as it should be, a colourful spring crowd turned out as they should to enjoy the spring warmth and a storm front of thunderous proportions closed proceedings.

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Rawiller and Higgins to hospital after Cranbourne fall

The Cranbourne meeting on Sunday was abandoned at 3.25pm after Race 5 and a fall that sent jockeys Brad Rawiller and Brian Higgins to the Alfred Hospital - both riders were reported to be conscious but with injuries

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Saeed set for Winx Batl

Saeed bin Suroor isn’t one to dwell on the past - not even when it means looking back less than 24 hours to reflect on one his biggest moments as a trainer in Saturday’s Stella Artois Caulfield Cup.

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