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Armory’s form better than 2014 Cox Plate winner: Comerford

“When you have Magical and Ghaiyyath in front of you and Sottsass behind you, the Arc winner, and he was a three-year-old taking on better horses back then so he seems to just be that bit better. But that’s just form.

“I think Armory’s the type of horse you mightn’t see it all the time out on the track and in his work but he’s the type of horse that he keeps giving. You’d be very pleased with him, he’s doing everything right.”

Cox Plate contender Armory at Werribee on Wednesday.

Cox Plate contender Armory at Werribee on Wednesday.Credit:Getty Images

The son of Galileo worked in partnership with Magic Wand on Wednesday morning, and while the mare is likely to improve as her campaign goes on – as she did winning the Mackinnon Stakes third-up last spring – Armory shapes as the stable’s leading Cox Plate hope.

“They worked from the 1300 [metre mark], they both helped one another along on the grass,” Comerford said.

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“They did a sharper piece of work than they have been doing, equally like Anthony Van Dyck, his last piece of work before the Caulfield Cup, just to sharpen them up.

“I think it was good work to watch. Really they’re fit and well and in great order so I’m very pleased with them.”

Comerford said Magic Wand would prefer a firm Moonee Valley track on Saturday, but any rain would not worry Armory.

“He would like top of the ground but he’s well used to [the soft],” Comerford said.

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“Magic Wand on the other hand would want [to run] on top of the ground. I would say Armory won’t have any problem [to get around The Valley]; he’s very straight forward and he’s got a good draw so it should be OK for him.

“He’s had plenty of racing, he’s had the right type of racing and he’s always stepped up. He knows what it’s all about, he won’t lack experience.”

Meanwhile, Comerford said Melbourne Cup favourite Tiger Moth continued to impress at Werribee.

“He’s very good, he’s done well, he’s fresh and well. He’s taken Werribee in very well,” he said.

“He canters on the sand every other day, he has his two work mornings a week. He’ll go back now and pair up with Anthony Van Dyck; you couldn’t be happier with him.”

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