Winx chasing fourth Cox Plate

Adjust Comment Print

Winx elevated herself to immortal status with a truly magical win in today's Group One $5 million WS Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

Tighe said if Winx still wanted to be a racehorse when she didreturn to training later this year, then it was likely she would race on during the Sydney autumn carnival.

This was the daughter of Street Cry's 29th-straight victory and her 22nd Gr1 win.

Waller was lost for words after Winx re-wrote the history books in front of the world stage.


"Everyone watching gets so much joy and pleasure out of the superb ability of this wonderful horse".

Winx's Chris Waller trained stablemate D'Argento ($26) set the early pace before Rostropovich ($31) took over mid race with Benbatl always in the firing line. "The fact she has been able to do it so many times consecutively just speaks volumes for the management of her". On Thursday I - I was really - I rang a few close mates actually just to have a bit of a chat.

"I don't know if I can go through that again".

Alan informs listeners just how risky it can be to keep running such a valuable mare.


We usually get those who have been tried at the top level and, even though they might have performed with credit, have been found wanting.

"This is going to be something he hasn't experienced before but I think his win at Caulfield will have really helped him, because it is a different track to what he has experienced before", Murphy said.

Winning trainer Chris Waller admitted being a little concerned as the field left the straight on the first occasion.

"The speed wasn't too strong. I was looking for Humidor coming off her back and seeing how the others were travelling but she had them covered a long way from home".


Comments