Cox Plate News: Blake Shinn To Miss Race After Suspension

Aboard Madam Gangster, Shinn caused interference to Electric Fusion and Calvin Williams with about 300m left to run.

It will come as crushing news for Shinn, who was set to pilot either Victoria Derby and Turnbull Stakes winner, Preferment, or Epsom Handicap winner, Winx. Both of the Chris Waller trained horses are considered big chances to take home the Cox Plate, with Preferment currently sitting at ($11), while Winx is equal favourite along with Criterion at ($5.50).

As the regular jockey for both horses, Hugh Bowman had first call on which of the two he wanted to ride, with Shinn to take the other. Glenn Boss will be aboard Waller’s other Cox Plate hopeful, Kermadec.

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