Chants of “An-a-moe, An-a-moe” rang out across The Valley as the Godolphin gun produced a popular result in the Cox Plate.

Anamoe owned by billionaire Dubai royalty, prepared by a Sydney-born and bred trainer and ridden by a Sydney-based Kiwi jockey didn’t matter to the people at The Valley.

Anamoe united both sides of the divide between the members and public at The Valley, where the gap between clientele is much narrower than Flemington or Caulfield.

A chant of “An-a-moe, An-a-moe” similar to the AFL’s “Coll-ing-wood” cadence rose soon after the stallion crossed the line to win yet another epic Cox Plate.

The centenary Cox Plate was a race without flops, a race without shock disappointments.

The first four in betting filled the first four placings but only three lengths covered the first 10 runners home, while even the $71 shot Maximal wasn’t disgraced, finishing less than six lengths from the winner.

But a large majority punters, Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin’s huge army of staff got what they wanted – an Anamoe triumph.

The mood was obvious when McDonald received the loudest ovation, outstripping locally-based stars Jamie Kah and Damien Oliver, when introduced to the crowd pre-race.

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