-->

Winx returns to Moonee Valley for Cox Plate tune up

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Australia’s favourite racehorse Winx returned to Moonee Valley last Saturday morning for a slick tune up in preparation for the Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) on Saturday.

Winx, above winning the Ladbrokes Stakes, worked in great style at Moonee Valley in preparation for the Cox Plate. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx, above winning the Ladbrokes Stakes, worked in great style at Moonee Valley in preparation for the Cox Plate. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Winx made last year’s Cox Plate field look second rate with a four and three quarter lengths trouncing of her rivals and is currently a $2.10 favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au to retain the weight for age championship title.

Trainer Chris Waller was on hand to watch his mighty mare go through her paces and couldn’t fault her as she sprinted down the Moonee Valley straight.

“I came here without a stopwatch,” Waller told the Sunday Herald Sun.

“I said to the boys what I wanted and I got exactly what I wanted — short, sharp work just to give her a good clean-out.

“She looked good, too.”

Winx has won her last twelve starts, including last year’s Cox Plate, and has also collected eight Group 1 trophies along the way, including five Group 1 wins since her empathic Cox Plate win twelve months ago and spent Sunday morning wading through the water at Altona Beach in Port Phillip Bay.

The Street Cry mare has had a trouble free Spring Carnival campaign with wins in the Group 2 $250,000 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on August 20, the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White Stakes (George Main Stakes) (1600m) at Randwick on September 17 and the Group 1 $600,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 8.

The John O’Shea trained Hartnell ran second to Winx in the Warwick Stakes but has been racing in stunning form since with three wins on the trots, including a last start three and a quarter lengths win in the Group 1 $500,000 Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 2 and has firmed up in the betting to be the $2.90 second pick.

Waller agrees with the bookies that Winx should be a short priced favourite and has a healthy respect for the in-form Hartnell.

“I guess her popularity shortens her price a little bit, but so does the wagering dollar when they’ve won on her the last 12 starts,” Waller said.

“But it’s good to see Hartnell shorten right up, I think that’s showing respect to Hartnell.”

“I’m very confident that she’ll run up to her best, yet I’m extremely respectful for it being a Cox Plate.”

French galloper Vadamos is on the third line of betting at $12 just ahead of Spring Champion Stakes winner Yankee Rose at $14.

Early Cox Plate market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.10 Winx, $2.90 Hartnell, $12 Vadamos, $14 Yankee Rose, $17 Lucia Valentina, $18 Black Heart Bart, Hauraki, $41 Jameka, Sir Isaac Newton, $61 Sacred Elixir, Awesome Rock, Happy Trails, Palentino, $71 Happy Clapper, $81 or more the rest.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

197 Comments

  1. purchasing timex watches

    Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious idea, article is
    good, thats why i have read it completely

  2. website numbers

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how
    can i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account aided
    me a appropriate deal. I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid clear concept

  3. hr.questfox.com

    hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked
    up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this website, as I
    experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.

    I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality
    score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and
    can look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating
    content. Make sure you update this again very soon.

  4. Rhonda

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who
    was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I found
    it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU
    for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this matter here on your site.

  5. make certain asbestos

    It’s actually very difficult in this active life to listen news on Television, thus I simply use web for that purpose, and
    obtain the hottest information.

  6. Grupo Coral fraude

    Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of
    this blog; this webpage contains remarkable and in fact good information for visitors.

  7. contract phones

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering problems with
    your RSS. I don’t know why I can’t subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

  8. Hiram

    Informative article, exactly what I was looking
    for.

  9. domain registration

    Hello There. I found your weblog the use of msn. That is a very well
    written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your useful information. Thank you for the post.
    I’ll definitely return.

  10. nokia contract phones

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog
    before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back
    often!

  11. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    Hey would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re utilizing?

    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads
    a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a
    good internet hosting provider at a fair price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  12. tercio borlenghi junior

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser
    compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Thanks

  13. Dadado Veig

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

  14. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    It is truly a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad
    that you simply shared this useful information with us.

    Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Dadado Veig

    Hi, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s really fine, keep up writing.

  16. Lelio Junior

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more
    enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire
    out a developer to create your theme? Exceptional work!

  17. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Thanks for the good writeup. It in truth was once a leisure account it.
    Glance complicated to far introduced agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we communicate?

  18. hidden cameras

    At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming again to
    read further news.

  19. Umanizzare

    Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, as i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web site conations
    genuinely pleasant funny information too.

  20. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    I’ll immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can not to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Kindly allow me understand in order that I may just subscribe.
    Thanks.

  21. nokia contract phones

    I visit every day some web pages and sites to read
    articles, except this website gives quality based content.

  22. Lelio Junior

    Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.

    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  23. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Now I am ready to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming over again to read
    more news.

  24. tercio borlenghi jr

    Howdy, There’s no doubt that your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however,
    if opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that,
    excellent site!

  25. smart phones

    It’s truly very difficult in this full of activity life to listen news on TV, therefore
    I simply use the web for that reason, and take the most up-to-date news.

  26. purchasing timex watches

    This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to find out
    about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic which has been discussed for a long time.
    Great stuff, just excellent!

  27. smart phone applications

    Remarkable! Its in fact amazing piece of writing,
    I have got much clear idea regarding from this
    paragraph.

  28. Umanizzare presídios

    I have read a few good stuff here. Definitely worth
    bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how so much effort you set
    to create this type of excellent informative site.

  29. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so
    I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, excellent site!

  30. d365wiki.com

    Yes! Finally someone writes about agel business.

  31. Dadado Veig

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d like to find out more details.

  32. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the
    images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking
    issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  33. Umanizzare presídios

    Great blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  34. Egli Diana Pinto

    I was able to find good information from your content.

  35. Suzette

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  36. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  37. tercio borlenghi jr

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was once a entertainment account
    it. Glance advanced to far delivered agreeable from you!
    However, how can we be in contact?

  38. Umanizzare presidios

    Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to
    no backup. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  39. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about caulfield stakes.
    Regards

  40. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hello friends, nice paragraph and nice urging commented here, I am in fact enjoying by
    these.

  41. tercio borlenghi jr

    Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness to
    your publish is just cool and i can suppose you are a professional in this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to snatch your feed to stay
    updated with drawing close post. Thanks one million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  42. tercio borlenghi jr

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted
    to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go
    over the same subjects? Many thanks!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *