Cox Plate goes to protest in controversial finish

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The 2021 Cox Plate has gone to a protestation aft a thrilling decorativeness betwixt State of Rest and Anamoe down the consecutive astatine the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

State of Rest won the contention successful a photograph finish, but not earlier a arguable last 200m which saw it bump the second-placed Anamoe, prompting the protest.

2015 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne said Anamoe had grounds for the protestation to beryllium upheld aft its momentum was halted successful the clash.

State of Rest and Anamoe went head-to-head down the agelong for the 2021 Cox Plate (Getty)

"The cardinal origin is that Anamoe was making up the crushed until helium really got bumped and past it stopped his momentum from picking up the crushed helium was making up earlier that interference occurred," she said connected Seven's coverage.

"The different happening is, helium crowds his whip space. We're successful the last stages of a contention and he's decidedly shifted in, it's against the rules of racing and decidedly makes interaction and puts him disconnected core."

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