1953 Cox Plate

1953 W.S. COX PLATE
10 furlongs (Saturday, October 24)

Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of 4000 pounds plus 200 pound trophy.
First: 2800 pounds plus 150 gold cup; Second: 800 pounds; Third: 400 pounds.

1 3-1 HYDROGEN (br h 5y, Delville Wood (GB) - Sweet Sound) Tr: E Hush 9.4 Bill Williamson
2 9-1 PRINCE MORVI (br c 3y, Gaekwar's Pride (GB) - Sincerity) Tr: E J Fellows 7.11 Neville Sellwood
3 9-1 CROMIS (b c 3y, Helios (GB) - Janeo) Tr: R Sinclair 7.11 Jack Purtell
Then followed:
4 33-1 Morse Code (b g 7y, St. Magnus (GB) - Wireaway (GB) L Robertson 9.4 V Hartney
5 9-4 fav Carioca (b h 6y, Felt Yet - Sing Again) P C Hoysted 9.4 Billy Cook
6 20-1 My Hero (NZ) (br h 6y, Neptune (GB) - Otentanui (NZ) O F Watson 9.4 N Eastwood
7 20-1 Aldershot (ch h 6y, Enfield (Ire.) - Little Sister) Des Judd 9.4 B Shaw
8 80-1 Callide River (b c 3y, Midstream (GB) - Sidonia (GB) C C Sinclair 7.11 Des Coleman
9 10-1 Silver Phantom (gr g 4y, Nizami (Fr.) - Midnight Fox (NZ) Jack Green 9.0 J O'Sullivan
10 40-1 Welloch (NZ) (br h 4y, Balloch (GB) - Chorine) J M Cummings 9.0 Pat Glennon
11 50-1 Silver Hawk (gr c 3y, Star of Baroda (GB) - Adoree) Harry Telford 7.11 Ron Hutchinson
12 16-1 Walu (br g 3y, St. Magnus (GB) - Paoshan) Tony Lopes 7.11 J Gilmore
13 200-1 Friendly Feeling (b m 5y, Delville Wood (GB) - Platonic) R F Ferris 8.13 T Mullane
14 200-1 Reformed (NZ) (ch g 7y, Probation (GB) - Maereana (NZ) A J Brown 9.4 Ernie Sellers
15 12-1 Flying Halo (br h 6y, St. Magnus (GB) - Sweet Trilby) O N Marshall 9.4 Reg Heather
 
All started. Won by: 1 length, 1-1/2 lengths. Time: 2:05.25. Track: good.
Barriers: 3-14-10. Judge's numbers: 2-11-13.
Tote Divs: (for 5/-) Win: 1/2/-. Place: 9/6; 16/6; 13/6.
Attendance: 46,800. Weather: Dull morning, fine afternoon.
Winnerís colours: Black and white stripes, red cap.