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|
|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
|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
|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|
|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|