Jimmy Choux’s trainer confident ahead of Cox Plate

Hawke’s Bay trainer John Bary has confounded Australian racing pundits with his final preparations of Jimmy Choux for the $A3 million ($NZ3.9 million) Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Bary is confident his four-year-old galloper can take out the weight-for-age championship over 2040 metres at the Melbourne track – 25 years after the great Bonecrusher prevailed in a classic duel against another kiwi Waverley Star.

After lacklustre trackwork on Tuesday, Jimmy Choux reportedly stunned clockers with a blistering gallop on Thursday – going against usual training conventions.

But Bary said he was sticking to his normal training practices with the horse.

“His main work is done on a Saturday and a Thursday,” he told The Australian newspaper.

“I don’t get hung up on times. I just said to (jockey) Jonathan (Riddell) to let him go out and bowl along.

“You ask anyone that has trained a good one, and I mean a good one, not just one that has won a cup but a champion.

“Maybe the Aussies aren’t giving Jimmy enough respect, the fact that he is a very good horse that can run good times.”

Bary said that with luck in running Jimmy Choux would storm over his rivals in the Cox Plate, adding he’s “got a massive turn of foot and a very fast finish”.

Caulfield Guineas winner Helmet is $A3.30 favourite with TAB Sportsbet.

Jimmy Choux, unbeaten in three 2000m starts, is the second pick at $A4.40 with Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Rekindled Interest at $A6.50.

NZN

20 Oct 2011


Follow justhorseracing on Twitter

CENTREBET IASBET Sports Betting LUXBET SPORTINGBET

Newsletter Signup

Name:

Email:

Centrebet Username:


Archive news

Cox Plate 2012 entries and nominations

4- SPORTINGBET COX PLATE (2040 METRES) Of $3000000 and $50000 trophies. 1st $1800000 and trophies of $35000 to owner $4800 to trainer $4800 to jockey $5400 to strapper, 2nd $440000, 3rd $220000, 4th $130000, 5th $110000, 6th $100000, 7th $100000, 8th $100000. For Three-Years-Old and Upwards. Standard Weight for Age. (GROUP 1). No Allowances for [...]

read more

Record foreign entries for 2012 Cox Plate

The Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate have appeared on the radar of more foreign trainers than ever this year. The $2.65 million Caulfield Cup, the world’s richest 2400m handicap race on turf, has attracted 25 overseas entries in an overall nomination of 222, including the past two Melbourne Cup winners Americain and Dunaden. Dunaden’s [...]

read more

Tough clash before Planteur plans for Cox Plate 2012

Cox Plate entry Planteur faces the daunting task of crossing swords with Frankel after being withdrawn from the York Stakes on the Knavesmire last month. Marco Botti’s top-class middle-distance performer was a leading fancy for the Group Two contest but after walking the track, connections felt conditions were too fast and decided not to run. [...]

read more

Atlantic Jewel on track for Cox Plate 2012

Mark Kavanagh could hardly be more modest when it comes to discussing the horse he has turned into one of the best in Australia and most valuable in the world. The trainer has guided Atlantic Jewel to seven victories from as many starts and to a point where she is one of the most valuable [...]

read more
$200 Free Bet