Cox Plate Dreaming....

Aug 06, 2016

Mornington trainer Dean Binaisse has two nominated for the Cox Plate, the unraced Lucky Beau and one time starter Fast And Furious, both as long as the widest mark of $501.

“You have to be in the race to win them,” said Binaisse, who still battles to put behind him the negativity of his own unfounded “peptides” saga via his friendship association with Dean Robinson.

Allegations made in The Age newspaper that Binaisse was using peptides on his racehorses was found to be totally inaccurate when Racing Victoria fully cleared him, but the affect still ripples through his business.

“It has been very tough but I believe I have a couple of nice horses in the stable and have thrown them in,” Binaisse said.

Binaisse rues his lost Cox Plate opportunity of 2008, when he ran his three-year-old Carnero in the AAMI Vase on the same day finishing fourth behind Whobegotyou. Later that day Maldivian won the Plate in a time much slower than the Vase.

Ironically, long time clients Brett and Leigh Davies own Fast And Furious in the same interests as Carnero.

“If Brett hadn’t slept in the morning of Breakfast With The Stars we would have run in the Cox Plate, so we are not going to make that mistake again. He missed the gallop and if he had seen it you never know how it could have fallen,” Binaisse said.

“We have already knocked back $250,000 for him after a jump out last week at Cranbourne and he’ll trial next Monday,” Binaisse said of the $60,000 yearling purchase.

Lucky Beau, a $72,500 yearling, will also trial on Monday at Cranbourne and head towards the Cox Plate from there. “He too has shown us a lot at home and I’ve learned a lot about him, we have to dream,” Binaisse said.