October 22, 2020 5:02 pm.
Champion coach Aidan O’Brien faces an anxious wait after his two Cox Plate horses, Magic Wand and Armory, confirmed indicators of lameness simply two days out from the race.
All 14 Cox Plate runners have been inspected by Racing Victoria veterinarians on Thursday and handed match to begin apart from the O’Brien pair.
“Magic Wand offered with lameness in her proper fore limb, whereas Armory offered with a level of lameness in his left fore limb,” RV mentioned in a press release.
Each horses will endure additional examinations on Friday when they are going to be assessed by a panel of three vets, two from RV and one impartial.
O’Brien is chasing his second Cox Plate after successful it for the primary time with Adelaide six years in the past.
Armory is excessive in Cox Plate betting as a $6 probability whereas Magic Wand is at $26.