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Cox Plate Favourites To Sort Out Pecking Order
The early 2015 Cox Plate market released by sportsbet.com.au (see above) could well see the top two positions reversed by next week. As unthinkable as it may seem to his legion of Down Under fans, Australian-bred Hong Kong champion Able Friend could have his colours lowered by French star Solow (see below) in next Tuesday's Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, with bookmakers currently having the latter slightly ahead on betting boards. According to racingpost.com, the pair shares the joint third highest rating on turf in 2015, along with fellow Antipodean raider Brazen Beau. With Solow at $7.00 and Able Friend at $4.50 for the Moonee Valley weight-for-age feature, it might prove prudent to provide a parochial cheer for Able Friend on Tuesday but have a sneaky Cox Plate saver on Solow.