There are very few horses in the world where $1.10 odds would be considered good value, but that is the case this afternoon in Sydney with glamour mare Winx out to that price in 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting.
The Queen of the Australian turf was as short as $1.09 to win her autumn swansong at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of The Championships with Ladbrokes.com.au on Friday afternoon.
She has eased out slightly in her still short price to post consecutive win number 17 in the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) facing just eight rivals in her bid at a 12th career Group 1.
Hugh Bowman is aboard the freakishly talented daughter of Street Cry at weight-for-age over 2000m, the mare’s first look at that distance since she posted a second Cox Plate triumph in the spring.
Her campaign lead-up has been flawless, including the seven length romp home on a very Heavy-rated Rosehill track in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on March 18.
Waller has an almost freakish ability himself to get Winx at her peak for grand final day, no matter how strange it seems that she could improve on what she did in the George Ryder.
Randwick is her domain, she always saves her best to last and another dominant display will only edge her closer to being declared the greatest racehorse in history.
While Winx will win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, she is no longer the market mover for Randwick Race 7 at 3:15pm (AEST).
That title now belongs to last year’s third-placegetter Happy Clapper who a few have dared to take on Winx with.
The Pat Webster-trained galloper has been backed in from $19 to $16 to score what would go down as the biggest upset in racing history down under.
Blake Shinn rides the in-form son of Teofilo who comes off a Doncaster Mile second in the mud from last Saturday, the same performance he put in before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes placing last autumn.
There’s been a notable drift on the second elect in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Hartnell who is out to $14 (from $11) as the John O’Shea-trained import prepares to go down to Winx for a seventh time.
Everything else in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes field has also eased out including The BMW third placegetter Exospheric ($34 out to $41) and last year’s runner-up The United States ($15 out to $26) making for some value to be had in the place department.
Check out the latest Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 betting odds and offers now at Ladbrokes.com.au and back Winx at the right price to continue her fairy tale career.