Record breaking super star Winx will step out for the second time during the 2018 Spring Carnival in the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 15.
Winx set a new Australian record for the most consecutive wins last Saturday at Randwick when she claimed her twenty-sixth straight victory in the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) and will try to add to that tally with a third straight win in the weight for age George Main Stakes.
Trainer Chris Waller has reported that Winx has pulled up in great shape following her first up win and a month in between runs looks ideal the leading trained added.
“It was her first race since the Queen Elizabeth in April and we’ve been planning her return since then,” Waller told AAP.
“You always think they’ve come back well and it’s a relief when they do.
“She is an uncomplicated horse but there were a couple of moments in the race when I wondered.
“She will go to the Colgate Optic White George Main next. The mile (1600m) will suit and we don’t need to be over-racing her.”
Winx’s win in the race named after herself was her first run since equalling Black Caviar’s twenty-five straight wins with her runaway win in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 14, day two of The Championships.
Winx now holds the Australian record for the most number of consecutive wins and the headline mare will be looking to set another record later in her Spring Carnival campaign when she attempts to win her fourth straight Group 1 $5m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 27 after winning the last three and equalling Kingston Town’s long standing record of three straight wins in the weight for age championship.
Early markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the George Main Stakes has Winx as the $1.15 favourite way ahead of her nearest rival Happy Clapper at $10 while 2018 Cox Plate betting has Winx as the dominant $1.45 favourite to make it four in a row.
Early betting for the 2018 Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $1.15 Winx, $10 Happy Clapper, $12 D’Argento, Humidor, $16 Invictus Prince, Kementari, Pierata, Santa Ana Lane, $21 Lanciato, Le Romain, $26 Cabeza De Vaca, Crack Me Up, Global Glamour, Invincible Gem, Youngstar, $31 Comin’ Through, Daysee Doom, Egg Tart, Endless Drama, Heavens Above, Life Less Ordinary, Red Excitement,. Satono Rasen, $34 or better the rest.