James McDonald Has Plate In His Sights

Hugh Bowman rides Criterion in Melbourne, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
James McDonald has already ridden the winner of Australia's richest weight-for-age race and the Sydney jockey is adamant there is nothing to stop him from adding the most prestigious. McDonald landed the ride on Criterion for Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate at the expense of the suspended Hugh Bowman. This year's ATC Australian Derby winner, Criterion provides McDonald with a genuine chance of adding to an already impressive list of important wins in 2014 including the $4 million Queen… read more
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Hugh Bowman rides Criterion in Melbourne, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

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Leading Trainers


1Darren Weir269153517.52
2Chris Waller223158114.10
3Peter Snowden213135515.72
4Peter G Moody208118817.51
5Gai Waterhouse15683718.64
6Lee Freedman1499290.00
7Mick Price11169116.06
8Adam Durrant11049622.18
9Robbie Griffiths10982913.15
10M, W & J Hawkes10948122.66


RankTrainerWins %Runs1st
1Jamie McConachy51.164322
2Murray Wallace43.75167
3John Erichsen41.67125
4Glenn Thornell41.67125
5Edward Jonson40.91229
6Ken Moore37.50166
7Andreas Wohler37.50166
8Colin Smith36.84197
9Kym Hann36.594115
10Simon Bates35.29176


RankTrainerRuns1stWins %
1Chris Waller158122314.10
2Darren Weir153526917.52
3Peter Snowden135521315.72
4Peter G Moody118820817.51
5David Hayes11441008.74
6Lisa Latta989838.39
7Lee Freedman9291490.00
8Neville Parnham913748.11
9Paul Perry8509811.53
10Gai Waterhouse83715618.64

Leading Jockeys


1William Pike17089219.06
2Brad Rawiller164105615.53
3Dean Yendall15694316.54
4James Mc Donald15476420.16
5Blake Shinn14881618.14
6Greg Ryan14472919.75
7Matthew Cameron13485615.65
8Timothy Bell128100812.70
9L J Allpress12696513.06
10Matthew Neilson12356121.93


RankJockeyWins %Runs1st
1P J Smullen50.00126
2Amber Comb44.44188
3M Nunes33.33217
4Frankie Dettori32.816421
5Dan Ballard32.7311036
6M Scorse32.14289
7Steven Pateman31.338326
8Joseph Cunningham31.25165
9Mr A Bodey30.439228
10Brendon Davis29.7512136


RankJockeyRides1stWins %
1Brad Rawiller105616415.53
2Rory Hutchings105112011.42
3Craig Newitt103010310.00
4Timothy Bell100812812.70
5Grant Buckley1004787.77
6L J Allpress96512613.06
7Tegan Harrison948848.86
8Dean Yendall94315616.54
9Danielle Johnson90210811.97
10William Pike89217019.06

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