1945 Cox Plate

1945 W.S. COX PLATE

10 furlongs (Saturday, October 27)
Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of 1500 pounds.
First: 1050 pounds; Second: 300 pounds; Third: 150 pounds.
1 11-2 FLIGHT (b m 5y, Royal Step - Lambent, (NZ) Tr: F Nowland 8.13 J O'Sullivan
2 9-2 DON PEDRO (br c 3y, Gay Lothario (GB) - Miss Devlin) Tr: E J Willmott 7.11 W Cook
3 25-1 RUSSIA (ch h 5y, Excitement (Ire.) - Lady March) Tr: E Hush 9.4 J Duncan
Then followed:
4 9-10 fav Lawrence (br h 5y, Law Maker (Ire.) - Gay Element) Lou Robertson 9.4 A Breasley
5 7-1 Tranquil Star (ch m 8y, Gay Lothario (GB) - Lone Star) R Cameron 8.13 V Hartney
6 100-1 Nestor (ch c 3y, Caithness (GB) - Consultant) B Price 7.11 J Crilley
7 100-1 Hoyle (b c 3y, Mr. Standfast (GB) - Wise Lady) W ODwyer 7.11 cd 8.0 W Williamson
8 33-1 Magnificent (ch c 3y, Ajax - Complete) A S Croall 7.11 N Powell
 
Scratched: Blankenburg. Won by: 1/2 head, 3 lengths. Time: 2:08.75. Track: xxx.
Barriers: 7-6-4. Judge's numbers: 4-6-3.
Tote Divs: (for 5/-) Win: 1/11/6. Place: 8/6; 7/-; 19/-.
Attendance: 31,060. Weather: Steady rain all morning.
Winners colours: Dark blue, orange diamond sleeves and cap.