Armory and Magic Wand Signs of Lameness, to be Examined by Vets

2020 Cox Plate internationals Armory and Magic Wand have shown signs of lameness and must be re-examined by vets on Friday, according to a statement made by Racing Victoria.

“Magic Wand presented with lameness in her right fore limb while Armory presented with a degree of lameness in his left fore limb,” the statement reads.

The highly-rated duo will be re-examined by vets on Friday to deem if they are fit to start in Saturday’s 2020 Cox Plate.

Racing Victoria will provide a further update on Friday following the re-inspections, that will be conducted by a panel of three veterinarians.

Armory is currently the $5.50 equal second favourite for the race, with Magic Wand a $27 chance.

2020 Cox Plate Field, Barriers & Odds

1Kolding (10)J: James Mcdonald 59kg T: C J Waller$14.00$4.00
2Humidor (14)J: Craig Williams 59kg T: C J Waller$21.00$5.50
3Fierce Impact (12)J: Luke Currie 59kg T: Matthew Smith$34.00$7.50
4Master Of Wine (1)J: Michael Rodd 59kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$34.00$7.50
5Mugatoo (9)J: John Allen 59kg T: K A Lees$26.00$6.00
6Aspetar (3)J: Damian Lane 59kg T: Roger Charlton$17.00$4.80
7Sir Dragonet (7)J: Glen Boss 59kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$13.00$3.90
8Magic Wand (4)J: Mark Zahra 57kg T: A O’brien$26.00$6.00
9Arcadia Queen (8)J: William Pike 57kg T: G & A Williams$5.50$2.15
10Nettoyer (13)J: Billy Egan 57kg T: Ms W Roche$91.00$20.00
11Russian Camelot (15)J: Damien Oliver 56.5kg T: D T O’brien$4.80$1.95
12Armory (6)J: Ben Melham 56.5kg T: A O’brien$5.50$2.15
13Probabeel (2)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 55.5kg T: J W Richards$8.50$2.90
14Grandslam (5)J: Jye Mcneil 49.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$21.00$5.50
15Buckhurst (11)J: Jamie Kah 59kg T: Joseph O’brien$51.00$10.00