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Posted 2021-10-23 00:58:04  
Cox's Plate Favorite Scratched

Today’s Cox Plate favourite Zaaki has been scratched from the $5 million event due to an elevated temperature.

In what is the cruelest of timing, Zaaki has long been the horse to beat in the Cox Plate, but he has fallen sick on the morning of the race.

Trainer Annabel Neasham put out a tweet just after scratching time of 7.30am to confirm the news, claiming she is ‘’gutted’’ for connections and jockey James McDonald.

Zaaki had been raging Cox Plate favourite since the Brisbane winter carnival with one betting agency already paying out bets for the horse to win the Cox Plate.

The sensational scratching of Zaaki has opened up the way for Godolphin to win their first Cox Plate with the three-year-old Anamoe now likely to jump as favourite.

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