CB Cox Stakes 2016

Saturday 17th December

Ladbrokes Tip: The CB Cox Stakes is a good lead-up to the Perth Cup in January.

The C.B. Cox Stakes – also known as the Ted Van Heemst Stakes – is one of the key races of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival and takes place at Ascot Racecourse on a Saturday in late December.

Run a fortnight later after the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes is contested at weight-for-age over 2100m and offers $250,000 in total prize money. It is the sole Group race on the Perth race card at the summer meeting and is supported by the $100,000 Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) for local milers.

The CB Cox Stakes makes a good lead-up to the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) back at the track in late December or early January and the double was last completed by Delicacy (2015).

The latest edition of the C.B. Cox Stakes is scheduled to ran on Saturday December 17, 2016.

2016 CB Cox Stakes Results

  • 1st: Perfect Reflection
  • 2nd: Fathoms Of Gold
  • 3rd: Ihtsahymn

CB Cox Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday 17th December
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 2100m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1914

CB Cox Stakes Field

The field attracts a line-up of mainly WA-trained stayers heading towards a run over the mile and a half back at Ascot in the Perth Cup.

Many of the runners in the CB Cox Stakes field are graduates from the Kingston Town Classic held a fortnight before. Recent CB Cox Stakes winners to come out of the Kingston Town include Delicacy (2nd in 2015), Railway Stakes winner Elite Belle (3rd in 2014) and Ihtsahymn who completed the double in 2013.

The Railway Stakes also produced the CB Cox Stakes runner-up Black Heart Bart (9th) and third-placegetter Bass Strait (16th), who also ran third in the same race the year before, in 2015. That year Delicacy went on to win the Perth Cup next start.

The summer before the CB Cox Stakes runner-up Red Blast (2014) finished second to Real Love in the Perth Cup (2015). In 2012 Mr Moet ran second in the Kingston Town Classic, won the CB Cox Stakes and crossed second in the Perth Cup.

Nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2016 CB Cox Stakes – Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x661x43630 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 5 59kg
2 322404×301 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley TBA 8 59kg
3 6x8172x806 DUBAI ESCAPADE Justin Warwick Ben Kennedy 1 59kg
4 0x79600220 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham TBA 6 59kg
5 611x23x607 ZARANTZ Simon A Miller TBA 4 59kg
6 272164×833 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Jarrad Noske 9 59kg
7 23116×1357 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Troy Turner 13 59kg
8 9951113103 FATHOMS OF GOLD Robyne Martin Matthieu Autier 11 59kg
9 83×2497229 BEDAMIJO Tara Itzstein Shaun O’Donnell 14 57kg
10 1422×76805 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 2 57kg
11 9x751111x2 I’M FEELING LUCKY Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 7 57kg
12 213114×808 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Patrick Carbery 3 57kg
13 41213×7786 SHINTA MANI Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 10 57kg
14 11x30x3133 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 56kg

CB Cox Stakes Odds & Betting

CB Cox Stakes betting markets are released the Wednesday of race week once the field and barrier draw is out. Proven Perth performers dominate the CB Cox Stakes betting markets, bookies favouring the best out of the Kingston Town Classic in the lead-up.

Genuine staying types and those with a good Ascot strike-rate sit at the top of the CB Cox Stakes markets and the favourites have a gun recent record in the race. The last double-figure CB Cox Stakes winner was God Has Spoken ($14 in 2011) who backed-up with a Perth Cup second next start at a similar price.

CB Cox Stakes Tips

Top CB Cox Stakes tips include looking for proven stayers with past winning form over the distance, locally-trained hopes with a good Ascot record and the graduates running on well in the Kingston Town Classic the start before.

Runners under $10 in betting have a dominant recent record so tipping an in-form galloper at singles is also a good CB Cox Stakes tip.

CB Cox Stakes Form Guide

The CB Cox Stakes form guide features all the crucial information punters need to place a wager on the summer staying showdown including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

In recent years the CB Cox Stakes form has stacked up plenty of times in the Perth Cup the next month as well as in the next year’s Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features like the Group 2 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). The 2012 CB Cox Stakes winner Mr Moet ran second in the 2013 CF Orr Stakes.

CB Cox Stakes Results

Short-priced favourites have dominated the C.B. Cox Stakes results over the past decade. Notable recent CB Cox Stakes winners include Delicacy (2015), Ihtsahymn (2013), Mr Moet (2012) and Lords Ransom (2009).

2016 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 56kg $1.80
2 8 FATHOMS OF GOLD Robyne Martin Matthieu Autier 0.75L 10 59kg $61
3 1 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 1L 5 59kg $18
4 5 ZARANTZ Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 1.75L 4 59kg $14
5 7 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Troy Turner 2.25L 12 59kg $6
6 3 DUBAI ESCAPADE Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 3.25L 1 59kg $26
7 6 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Jarrad Noske 3.75L 8 59kg $26
8 10 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4.75L 2 57kg $9.50
9 2 RESPONDENT Fred Kersley Chris Parnham 5.75L 7 59kg $16
10 12 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Patrick Carbery 6.25L 3 57kg $18
11 13 SHINTA MANI Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 7.25L 9 57kg $61
12 4 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Joseph Azzopardi 9.75L 6 59kg $51
9 BEDAMIJO Tara Itzstein Shaun O’Donnell 14
11 I’M FEELING LUCKY Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 7

CB Cox Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2016 Perfect Reflection Fathoms Of Gold Ihtsahymn 2.14.13
2015 Delicacy Black Heart Bart Bass Strait 2:14.3
2014 Elite Elle Red Blast Bass Strait 2:14.8
2013 Ihtsahymn Kincaple Rohan 2:11.1
2012 Mr Moet Chester Road Road Ranger 2:19.8
2011 God Has Spoken Kincaple Ranger 2:09.8
2010 Colour Correct Admiring Big Ted 2.08.7
2009 Lords Ransom Largo Lad Dante’s Banquet 2:08.8
2008 Gilded Venom Annenkov The Fuzz 2:08.7
2007 Cats Fun Westerly Breeze Guyno 2:30.5
2006 Daka’s Gem =1 Scenic Shot =1 Ramiro 2:32.5
2005 Early Express Blevvo Bon Argent 2:29.4
2004 Free At Last Laetare Black Tom 2:30.9
2003 Celtus Higgins Gold Free At Last 2:32.6
2002 Bold Mirage Tumeric Alibi Bay 2:32.3
2001 Never Blue Finito Lottila Bay 2:32.3
2000 Old Money Lottila Bay Grand Turismo 2:30.8