The eyes of the racing world will be on Melbourne’s Moonee Valley racetrack for tomorrow’s running of Australasia’s Weight for Age championship, the Cox Plate.
Master trainer Bart Cummings is confident his super stallion So You Think is unbeatable.
Pansy Yu reports.
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Cummings is urging the other jockeys to play fair in tomorrow’s feature event.
His horse is the outright favourite in the event and on track to prove the bookmakers right.
The Cups King is adamant that his jockey Steven Arnold is the man to do the job.
Bart Cummings, Trainer of So You Think: “Heavy weight fellow, sensible bloke. He thinks things out pretty carefully and I think he’s an ideal choice.”
Bookmakers will pay out win bets on the second placed horse if So You Think wins as expected.
Meanwhile, in a glittering event in Sydney last night Wallabies flanker David Pocock easily won Australian Rugby’s top award, the John Eales Medal.
He polled two hundred and sixty nine votes to finish well clear of his closest rivals.
The World-class backrower says it’s a great award voted by peers but he wasn’t expecting to win.
David Pocock, John Eales Medal Winner: “To receive a medal from John Eales himself is very special. Thanks to the guys who I play with. I really enjoyed last year and hopefully the next year’s even better.”
Pocock was just one of three players to start in all 10 Wallabies Tests this year.
Pansy Yu, QUT News.