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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">It was just one of those days when you were glad you were at the races. 

Nat Moore Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .If you couldnt be there and watched it from wherever you were, there had to be something other than blood flowing through your veins if didnt get swept up, and felt the thrill, with what Winx delivered racing fans and sports lovers alike in notching her second victory in the Group 1 Cox Plate over 2040 metres.Winx ($1.70) was absolutely brilliant and she made a very good field look like nothing more than second-raters. She not only notched her 13th consecutive win but also her ninth at Group 1 level, and became the 14th horse to win the Plate twice.Her winning margin of eight lengths was a Cox Plate record. Billed as a match race between the Chris Waller-trained five-year-old mare and the John OShea-trained Hartnell ($5), the latter was just no match while Yankee Rose, as featured by ESPN, ran an eye-catching third at $13.The United States was given a winning vote by punters and he was back to his best with Kerrin McEvoy aboard in the Group 2 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m). Quizzically, he was a drifter with UBET from $2.80 to $3.50. Veering wide on the turn, the 2015 Moonee Valley Cup winner was returning from what co-owner Nick Williams described as man flu to beat the Darren Weir-trained pair of Lidari ($26) and Ulmann ($9.50), and now proceeds to the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) on November 5.Grand Marshall hadnt won a race since the 2015 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), but he was back on the winners list in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m). It was another winner on the day for Chris Waller. The seven-year-old gelding will head to the Emirates Melbourne Cup over the two miles at $26 with UBET.The final event of the day was the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), which provided a final hit-out for the Derby-bound three-year-olds. Already a Group 1 winner in Brisbane, Sacred Elixir ($4.80) gave every indication that Saturdays 2500 metre Derby trip would suit him as he notched a half-length win over the Adelaide visitor Morvada ($51) and the Robbie Laing-trained So Si Bon ($6).The opening meeting of the Cox Plate Carnival was staged under lights on Friday night, when the Gary Portelli-trained Rebel Dane floored punters in winning the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at $61. The seven-year-old broke through at his 18th attempt at the top level, while $2.45 favourite Chatauqua finished down the track unplaced.Headline ActWinx: If you could bottle sporting moments, this winning performance would be one youd reserve for the top shelf. The Cox Plate over the past 40 years has become the race on the Australian calendar, with very few easily forgettable editions, and that is a mark of its quality given the poker machine-style constantly coming at you racing schedule nowadays; you can understand why punters on and off the track can become ambivalent by even the biggest of races, but this was not one of those cases.As Hugh Bowman set Winx alight from the 700 metres mark, the mare rounded up the field as she set a course towards the middle of the track and drew away leaving the well-worn racing expression daylight second very much to the fore; her eight-length winning margin broke the six lengths notched by Dulcify in 1979 and Sunline in 2000.It wasnt just her performance, though. The crowd was cheering as she loomed before the home turn. Applauding a winner before it crosses the line happens just as rarely. With 100 metres to run, no one in the Moonee Valley grandstand remained in their seat. More unusually still, they stayed upstanding well after Winx had returned to the winners circle. They did it when Might And Power won in 1998 and again with Sunline.The moment wasnt lost on Chris Waller or Hugh Bowman. If there is any pressure with being associated with Winx, Bowman doesnt show it. For Waller, there were the misty eyes that became commonplace when he wins big races, but not as often now with the consistent success that his stable is achieving. However, that seemingly never-ceasing racing clock buzzed again the next morning as Waller was already back in Sydney to tend to his other charges for wherever their less loftier aims might be.It was an extraordinary occasion and no one who wanted to be on board was left behind.Talking PointsThe weather: Early in the day, it just wasnt being kind. A chilly breeze, at times horizontal sheets of rain, and dark grey skies threatened to be the main news. Not since Fields Of Omaghs first Cox Plate win in 2003 had this raceday witnessed such inclement weather. As the Cox Plate would be race 17 within the 24-hour period, including the eight-race card the night before, track bias was always going to be a concern.And so it appeared to be. The rail was an absolute no-go zone with most runners scouting wider on the course in search of the better ground. Heavy rain around Cox Plate Day was always going to happen at some stage. Now it has and one wonders whether the wisdom of holding the meeting on the Friday night before is really worth it when the main day, not to mention the main race, is subject to such severe track bias.The conditions saw the more experienced racegoers recall the even wetter occasion in 1975, when the meeting was called off after the Moonee Valley and Cox Plate events were run; the attendance of Princess Margaret was said to be the saviour of the meeting going ahead at all.Yankee Rose: She was striving to become the first three-year-old filly since Surround in 1976 to win the Cox Plate, and only the second overall, and her effort to run third was an excellent performance that had trainer David Vandyke feeling very proud. This could well be a defining Cox Plate in more ways that just Winxs performance. Hartnell, in finishing second, put on a slashing trial for the Melbourne Cup, for which he is now the outright $5 favourite, and Yankee Rose was so impressive that UBET odds makers might need to see a doctor for symptoms of RSI after they furiously wound her into $2.20 for the Crown Oaks.Daryl: Thats all that needs to be said. Braithwaite, that is. If you havent been a to a Cox Plate then you havent seen what is becoming one of the really good traditions of the Spring Carnival. With his annual rendition of his 1991 hit The Horses, the crowd sing-along gets better every year. While his usual platform stage was covered in water because of the rain, Daryl took to the grandstand. From ground level, on the lawns, the front bars to the highest point of the towering Moonee Valley stand, everyone was focused on Daryl. It never gets stale.EyecatchersSweet Sherry: After placing in a Listed race over the course and distance in early September, then illness forcing her out of the Thousand Guineas a fortnight ago, this three-year-old filly was eye-catching in winning the Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m). Settling toward the rear of the field early, then using the cambered Moonee Valley home turn in working her way around the field to pounce in the straight, it was also a welcome Carnival victory for heavier-weight jockey Steven Arnold. Starting as the $4 favourite with UBET, co-trainer Troy Corstens noted Sweet Sherrys next stop could be over 1400 metres on Melbourne Cup Day before the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) in three weeks time.Archives: In the other short course event for three-year-olds, Archives ($2.15) was a tough winner of the Group 3 event over 1200 metres. Having to sit out wide for the majority of the race, she then seemed all at sea on the turn as favourite backers were squeezing their tickets in anticipation; the skill of jockey James McDonald saw this colt with a very loping action fight back and win. With two wins and two placings from five starts, the John OShea stable now heads to Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Saturday with confidence.The Quarterback: The Moonee Valley circuit isnt his thing but The Quarterback ran a great third placing in the Manikato Stakes. It is a different story for him down the Flemington straight, where he is a winner there at Group 1 and Group 2 levels. He could be value too at $6 for the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on November 5.BlackbookersCrafted: This Adelaide visitor forced Archives to pull out his best to win. One of the rougher chances in the six-horse field, Crafted ($21) used the cambered turn to his advantage but just wasnt good enough to the line. The performance was worthy of noting down for his next outing.So Si Bon: Was he disappointing in not winning the Vase? Maybe not, and maybe dont dump him yet. There is every chance that Flemington may suit him a lot better and the 2500 metres trip of the Derby on Saturday too. The colt is second favourite for the Derby at $7.50.Vadamos: The Stewards Report noted this French visitor over-raced in the mid-stages of the Cox Plate when opening up a big leading break at around the 1000 metres mark. Despite burning a significant amount of gas at that stage, he still finished a very creditable fourth behind Winx. A Group 1 winner in France at his previous start, hell be one to watch if he has another start in Melbourne over the Flemington carnival.FlopLady Le Fay: What is he doing? came the cries from favourite backers as Hugh Bowman steered a course along the inside rail aboard the $2.40 favourite in the Group 3 event over 1600 metres for the mares. Despite cutting the corner on the home turn, it delivered no advantage as she finished out of the money in sixth.Larry Csonka Dolphins Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . PAUL, Minn. Dan Marino Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". http://www.shopdolphinsauthenticnfl.com/Customized//>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. As we do each Sunday right here, we recap the weeks winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the weeks best and worst.WinnersRobert Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins: In only his third NFL start, Kelley topped the fantasy leaderboard, scoring 31 points against the struggling Green Bay Packers defense on Sunday Night Football. In doing so, he nearly doubled his season total, as he had 36 fantasy points combined in his first eight games (23 in his first two career starts). Kelleys 53.6 percent start rate in ESPN leagues was also a season high.David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: An exemplar of consistency, Johnson cracked double-digit fantasy points for the 10th consecutive game to begin this season, and in fact led all players in the 1 p.m. ET block with 27. That was his 15th career start -- he was elevated to starter status in 2015 Week 13 -- and in those he has a combined 288 fantasy points. Thats the third most by any running back through that many career starts since the merger, behind Larry Johnson (383) and Eric Dickerson (320).Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Ho-hum, another Sunday, another big fantasy point total by Brady. He scored 28 -- third among all players through Sundays games -- giving him his fourth game this season (in six played) with at least 27; thats more than any other player has had in 2016 (Marcus Mariota, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan each has three). Whats more, it boosted Bradys seasonal per-game average to 23.3, putting him within range of his career-best 23.6 from his 378-point 2007. As things stand, Brady is on pace for 280 fantasy points, which if it holds would be his sixth-best total in any of his 16 NFL seasons despite his having missed four games.Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys: His sensational rookie season continued on Sunday, his 25 fantasy points pacing all quarterbacks during the 1 p.m. ET block. With that, he has 92 fantasy points in the past four weeks combined, tied with Marcus Mariota for the lead during that time span. Prescott also extended his rookie record of consecutive games with 15-plus fantasy points to nine.Strangely enough -- or perhaps not, considering the opposing Baltimore Ravens entered the day having allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks (13.8) -- Prescotts start percentage in ESPN leagues declined significantly, from 63.8 percent in Week 9 to 56.5 percent in Week 10 to 38.8 percent on Sunday, which was his lowest since the Week 8 Monday Night Football game on Halloween versus the Philadelphia Eagles (26.3 percent).Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans: As mentioned, his 92 fantasy points -- fueled by a 21-point score on Sunday -- ties him with Prescott for the most from Weeks 8 to 11 combined, but Mariota actually leads all players in fantasy points if you widen the date range to Weeks 5-11, as he has 165 in seven games during that span, for an average of 23.6 per contest.LeVeon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Even when his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has quieter days, Bell always seems to shine. Bells 25 fantasy points represented his best single-game score since 2014 Week 14 (41); he had played 15 games in between those contests. Out of the six games Bell has played in his career in which Roethlisberger has been held to 10 fantasy points or fewer, Bell has managed 15-plus fantasy points in three, while averaging 16.2 in those six contests.Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: In case you havent noticed, and judging by his ESPN ownership percentage (78.4, 28th among running backs) you havent, Jennings fantasy production has enjoyed an uptick in recent weeks, capped by his 18-point score on Sunday. It was his fourth-best single-game effort as a member of the Giants, and his third double-digit total in his past four games.Heads up: In the next two weeks, the Giants face the Cleveland Browns and Steelers, who entering Week 11 had allowed the third-most (22.6) and second-most (22.8) fantasy points per game to running backs.Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: His 20 fantasy points paced all wide receivers during the 1 p.m. ET block, but perhaps more importantly, they represented a new season high, and his best effort to date working with Prescott. They also gave Bryant a combined 55 fantasy points in his past four games, which is his most in any four-game span within a single year since 2014 Weeks 14-17 (71). Thats encouraging considering his next three matchups will come against the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, who, entering Sunday, all ranked in the bottom half in terms of fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers.Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: All it took was a rushing touchdown -- yes, you read that correctly, rushing -- for Ebron to have one of the best fantasy days of his career, as his 13 points finished one shy of his total in 2015 Week 7 (14). Most of Ebrons production, remarkably, came in a span of three plays, as he had a 61-yard reception before running it in from the 1-yard line two plays later.Steelers, Vikings and Lions defense/special teams: Defenses dominated the 1 p.m. ET block, as all three of these D/STs reached the 20-point fantasy plateau, with the Steelers (23) narrowly capturing the lead (Vikings 22, Lions 20). Not coincidentally, all three teams scored a defensive touchdown.The Vikings were a popular starting choice on Sunday, active in 73.4 percent of ESPN leagues, but the 31.7 percent of owners who started the Steelers, or 27.4 percent who started the Lions, were pleasantly rewarded. In fact, this was the first time all season that either the Steelers or Lions even cracked double-digit fantasy points.Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Patriots: Rookies in the Patriots passing game traditionally dont play significant roles, but on Sunday, Mitchell was the teams receiving standout, scoring a team-best (among wide receivers and tight ends) 15 fantasy points. It was only the ninth time during the Bill Belichick era that a rookie wide receiver or tight end managed to score at least that many, and five of the others were by Rob Gronkowski (3) and Aaaron Hernandez (2) in 2010. Mark Clayton Youth Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. . Mitchell was owned in just 0.70 percent and started in 0.22 percent of ESPN leagues on Sunday, but if this was his first step towards carving out a larger role in the offense, expect those numbers to rise, perhaps significantly, heading into Week 12.Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: For the third consecutive week, Wilson reached the 20-point fantasy plateau, scoring 22 points. That was fueled in part by a 15-yard receiving -- again, you read that right, receiving -- touchdown delivered by Doug Baldwin in the third quarter. It was most encouraging in that it came against a Philadelphia Eagles offense that had entered the week allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks (13.2), and it helped ease any worries amongst Wilsons owners that hes still limited by his early-season knee and ankle injuries.Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins: His 27 fantasy points were a season high, enjoyed by his owners who had him active in 32.6 percent of ESPN leagues. They also gave him 90 fantasy points since Week 7, a total exceeded by only seven other quarterbacks during that time span, five of whom played an additional game (five, to Cousins four).Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers: For the fifth consecutive week, Rodgers scored more than 20 fantasy points, his 29 the second-most by any individual player in Week 11 (through Sundays games). With that, Rodgers captured the season lead in fantasy points, with 224 in 10 games, putting him on pace for 358 come seasons end.LosersBen Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: Considering his opponent was the Cleveland Browns, who entered Sunday having allowed 20.4 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, Roethlisbergers 86.9 percent start rate in ESPN leagues seemed unusually low. Unfortunately, he let that large number of his owners -- the fifth highest among quarterbacks -- down with an eight-point fantasy score, his worst since Week 3 (6). With the performance, you can be sure that Roethlisbergers critics will further stress his wide home/road splits: Since the beginning of 2014, he has averaged 24.3 fantasy points per game at home, including 12 performances worth 20-plus compared to only one in single digits; he has averaged 13.3 fantasy points per game on the road, including four of 20-plus compared to seven in single digits.Roethlisbergers next start is on the road against another defense that surrenders a lot of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (19.6 per game), the Indianapolis Colts, so expect the debate to rage on all week.Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: Though he wasnt one of the 10 most-started quarterbacks in ESPN leagues, his 27.5 percentage ranking 15th, Taylors seven-point stinker was a letdown considering he was facing a Cincinnati Bengals defense that entered affording the fifth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks (19.1). Outside of a five-point performance against the Ravens in Week 1, that was Taylors worst individual score since taking over as the Bills starter at the beginning of 2015.Isaiah Crowell, RB, Browns: Game flow might have had a bit to do with it -- the opposing Steelers had a 14-point lead at halftime and never trailed by more than eight points during the second half -- but Crowells two fantasy points were still a poor output considering the Steelers aforementioned status having afforded the second-most fantasy points per game to the position. It was the third consecutive week that Crowell was held in single digits, and he has just 13 total during that span. Despite that, hes owned in 91.2 percent and was started in 66.7 percent of ESPN leagues on Sunday.Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, WRs, Lions: Matthew Stafford was held without a passing score on Sunday, so it follows that both Jones and Tate let their fantasy owners down, as they managed one and zero points respectively on a combined six targets. It was the sixth time this season that both were held to single digits, though three of those have come in the Lions past four games (Weeks 7, 8 and 11), as Jones has 13 fantasy points and Tate 26 during that time span.Jones, who was started in 47.2 percent of ESPN leagues to Tates 58.9 percent, has now been held to single digits in each of his past seven contests.Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, WRs, Jacksonville Jaguars: Across the field from Jones and Tate, Robinson and Hurns didnt fare much better, and one could argue that they were the greater disappointments considering they had the more favorable matchup on paper. Thanks to a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter, Robinsons day wasnt a total disaster, but that still represented six of his seven fantasy points for the day on seven targets. Hurns, meanwhile, was shut out on two targets.Robinson, incidentally, was the sixth most-started wide receiver in ESPN leagues, active in 95.5 percent. Hurns was active in 28.3 percent.Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants: Dont you hate when you see that your starting wide receivers quarterback completed two touchdown passes en route to 17 fantasy points, then check your receivers stats and see a mere four-point total? That was the story of Beckhams day, as he was held under five fantasy points for only the seventh time in his 37 career games, though three of those have come in his past seven contests.Delanie Walker, TE, Titans: A similar thing to Beckham could be said of Walker, and the tight ends matchup was the superior one of the two. Walker was the second most-started tight end in ESPN leagues, active in 95.6 percent, but he managed just three fantasy points on his six targets facing an Indianapolis Colts team that entered having allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the position (9.4).Martellus Bennett, TE, Patriots: Fantasy owners, once they learned that Rob Gronkowski (chest/lung) would sit out Week 11, boldly expected similarly big things from Bennett, starting him in 67.2 percent of ESPN leagues, the seventh-highest percentage among tight ends. 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    It was just one of those days when you were glad you were at the races. Nat Moore Jersey .If you couldnt be there and watched it from wherev...