25 Oct 2008

New Zealand nowhere near Cox Plate win

6:47 pm on 25 October 2008

The New Zealand mare Princess Coup was never in it as Maldivian won the world's richest weight-for-age race, the $3.5 million Cox Plate in Melbourne.

Princess Coup was tipped as one of the favourites but the Kelt Capital Stakes winner finished well down the field as Maldivian, a six-year-old gelding, held off the fast-finishing Zipping and the highly-fancied filly Samantha Miss.