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Arcadia Queen (left): gets the better of Russian Camelot at Caulfield


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Arcadia Queen (left): gets the better of Russian Camelot at Caulfield

Arcadia Queen (left): will get the higher of Russian Camelot at Caulfield

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Cox Plate favorite Russian Camelot suffered a shock odds-on defeat when runner-up to Arcadia Queen within the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on Saturday and has been usurped on the head of the Melbourne Cup market by Tiger Moth.

The South Australian Derby winner drifted to 11-4 favorite (from 7-4) with bet365 for the Cox Plate in two weeks after his length-and-a quarter second to the Grant and Alana Williams-trained mare when despatched off a 2-5 shot.

It was a second top-level victory for Arcadia Queen, who completed a two-and-a-quarter size third to Russian Camelot within the Underwood Stakes final time, and she or he was one in every of 4 winners on the cardboard for jockey Willie Pike.

The Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot is a finest worth 9-1 second favorite (from 7-1 favorite) with Betfair Sportsbook for the Melbourne Cup on November 3. Irish Derby second Tiger Moth heads the betting with a number of corporations and is a standout 8-1 with Sky Guess.

O’Brien mentioned: “He is been overwhelmed by an distinctive efficiency by Arcadia Queen and she or he’s been comprehensively higher than him immediately.

“Hopefully once we get to Moonee Valley for the Cox Plate there could be extra strain within the race and our man could be on the lookout for extra distance now.


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“Full credit score to the winner. She was tremendous and we simply weren’t ok.”

Hugh Bowman was set to journey Sir Dragonet within the Cox Plate however will miss the mount after choosing up a ten-meeting suspension for a careless driving cost on King’s Legacy within the Caulfield Guineas, gained by the Pike-ridden Ole Kirk.

Jamie Kah, who will journey Prince Of Arran within the Lexus Melbourne Cup, landed the similarly-sponsored Toorak Handicap on the Phillip Stokes-trained Mr Quickie.


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FIRST PUBLISHED 10:49AM, OCT 10 2020



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