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

Thu 22nd October 2020

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


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.