Star mare Probabeel will be targeting the 2020 Cox Plate, as confirmed by Te Akau Racing on Monday.
We are pleased to confirm that our dual Karaka Million & dual Australian Group 1 winner Probabeel @CambridgeStud will hunt down the 100th edition of the Cox Plate! @TheValley @CoxPlate @777MJB pic.twitter.com/o3FxOtc7PD
— Te Akau Racing (@TeAkauRacing) October 5, 2020
The Kiwi has been in outstanding form this preparation, resuming with a flashing light run to finish second in the Show County Quality, before back-to-back wins in the Bill Ritchie Handicap, and last Saturday’s Epsom Handicap.
Our very special Waikato-bred, sold and sired Probabeel is a queen! 👑 A bad barrier doesn’t slow her down, as she takes out the time honoured G1 Epsom. By our champ Savabeel, trained by @JamieRichards3 @TeAkauRacing, purchased by top judge David Ellis for Brendan & Jo Lindsay 🥂 pic.twitter.com/MNVbmA8Gn2
— Waikato Stud (@WaikatoStud) October 3, 2020
The bookies have been quick to react to the announcement, with Probabeel’s price slashed in the all-in Cox Plate market, to $17 on the fourth line of betting. Russian Camelot remains the $3.20 favourite.