A field of 14 has accepted for the major lead-up to the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m), Saturday’s Group 2 C B Cox Stakes (Gr 2, 2200m) at Ascot.
The Patinack Farm-owned Saint Encosta (Encosta De Lago – St Katherine, by Barathea) is the sole eastern states representative in the Cox Stakes. The five-year-old earned the right to press on to the Perth Cup with his eye-catching second in the Listed J R A Trophy at Ascot on December 3.
The J R A Trophy winner Veracious (Systematic – Royal Lace, by Serheed) is not among the Cox Stakes acceptors but Saint Encosta will clash again with the fourth placegetter Double Barrel (Musketeer – Irwind, by Haulpak).
Below is the field for the Group 2 C B Cox Stakes at Ascot.
|1||Lords Ransom||Grant Williams||¬†||Jeune|
|2||God Has Spoken||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||Blackfriars|
|3||Ranger||Grant Williams||William Pike||Testa Rossa|
|4||Battle Emblem||Grant Williams||Kyra Yuill||Second Empire|
|5||Mega Steel||Bruce McClune||Jarrad Noske||Helenus|
|6||Kincaple||Mark Reed||Dwayne Dunn||Pentire|
|7||Double Barrel||Adam Durrant||¬†||Musketeer|
|8||Insurgency||Garry Delane||Daniel Staeck||Street Cry|
|9||Saint Encosta||John Thompson||Jason Brown||Encosta De Lago|
|10||Big Ted||Ivan Haggerty||¬†||Marooned|
|11||Ringmeister||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||Arena|
|12||Whipsaw||Dean White||Shaun O’Donnell||Hold That Tiger|
|13||Tranquility||Grant Williams||Jason Whiting||Redoute’s Choice|
|14||Malaika||Donna Baillie||Troy Turner||Fighting Falcon|