Connections have paid $200,000 to present Caulfield Guineas third placegetter Grandslam an opportunity to run in Saturday’s Cox Plate.
Grandslam’s house owners paid the $200,000 late entry payment to place the colt into the combination for a begin within the $5 million race. However the cost doesn’t assure him a run within the Moonee Valley showpiece.
The Moonee Valley Racing Membership will resolve the Cox Plate subject on Tuesday morning in spite of everything different connections pay a $54,450 ultimate acceptance payment.
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Grandslam is a brother to Caulfield Cup and VRC Oaks winner Jameka that fetched $600,000 as a yearling final yr.
Shamus Award was the final three-year-old colt to win the Cox Plate in 2013.
Shamus Award additionally ran third in that yr’s Caulfield Guineas earlier than breaking his maiden in Australasia’s weight-for-age championship.
Grandslam has received one in every of his six begins together with his win coming in an Adelaide two-year-old race in April.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Adelaide was a northern hemisphere three-year-old when he received the 2014 Cox Plate with Ryan Moore within the saddle.
Nonetheless, Adelaide was classed as a four-year-old in Australia.
The $3.50 favorite for the Cox Plate, the Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot, can also be a three-year-old by northern hemisphere time.
If Grandslam makes the Cox Plate subject, he’ll be up towards the Joseph O’Brien-trained Buckhurst after the steady determined to again up the stallion after his seventh in final Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.
Buckhurst had each likelihood within the Caulfield Cup earlier than ending greater than three lengths from the winner Verry Elleegant.
Buckhurst has did not win at his three tries over 2400m however has posted three of his 4 wins within the 2000m distance vary.
O’Brien’s travelling foreman Mark Energy stated Buckhurst confirmed he had come by way of the Caulfield Cup in terrific order with a light-weight canter at Werribee on Monday morning.
“That was his first canter for the reason that race day,” Energy stated. “MJ, who rides him was very proud of the way in which he pulled up.
“He’s eaten up so he’s come by way of the run very effectively.”
TAB has each Grandslam and Buckhurst as $26 possibilities in Cox Plate betting.
Initially revealed as Grand entry: House owners throw colt into Cox Plate combine