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Is Winx Running In The 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Is Winx Running In The 2017 Melbourne Cup?

Winx is not in the 2017 Melbourne Cup and she will soon be sent for a well-deserved stint in the spelling paddock. Winx’s entire 2017 Spring Racing Carnival campaign was centred around her history-making third straight victory in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and connections never put any thought into running her in the Melbourne Cup and she was…

The Group 2 2017 Chelmsford Stakes is a 1600m mile race which is held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and it is the first mile weight-for-age race held during the carnival.

Worth a lucrative $250,000 in prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes makes a solid lead-up for horses heading towards races like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick in early October.

The ideal lead-up race to the event is the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) however many horses will go on to race in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) held three weeks later. The Chelmsford Stakes Day card also features the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) and Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality Hanidcap (1400m).

Chelmsford Stakes
Date: September 2, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2017 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The 2017 Chelmsford Stakes field and barrier draw was released on Wednesday August 31 and is dominated by the Chris Waller-trained super mare Winx who will jump odds-on favourite in Chelmsford Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x12x3361x SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 2 59kg 113
2 13311255×4 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 5 59kg 108
3 7255x3642x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Christian Reith 1 59kg 108
4 112x8746Px LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 59kg 107
5 x5543321x8 ALLERGIC James Cummings Tim Clark 12 59kg 106
6 112x1240x5 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 10 59kg 103
7 121x37301x CHOCANTE (NZ) Stephen Marsh Rory Hutchings 9 59kg 101
8 3x1412x3x5 SARRASIN (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 4 59kg 98
9 1841x122x2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 59kg 92
10 1212652×57 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 6 58.5kg 89
11 111x1111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
12 1x027530x0 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 7 56.5kg 102

2017 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Chelmsford Stakes nominations closed on Monday, August 29th and are headlined by Chris Waller’s reigning Cox Plate winner Winx.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 111x1111x1 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 1 57kg 132
2 4x12x3361x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 2 59kg 113
3 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 112
4 13311255×4 RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan 4= 59kg 108
5 7255x3642x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 9 Chris Waller 4= 59kg 108
6 560x2612x7 ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson 4= 57kg 108
7 110x8747x4 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7= 59kg 107
8 112x8746Px LIBRAN (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 7= 59kg 107
9 x5543321x8 ALLERGIC G 6 James Cummings 9 59kg 106
10 112x1240x5 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 10 59kg 103
11 1x027530x0 LASQUETI SPIRIT M 4 Lee Curtis 11 56.5kg 102
12 121x37301x CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh 12 59kg 101
13 3x1412x3x5 SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Chris Waller 13= 59kg 98
14 223x6905x2 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 13= 59kg 98
15 1841x122x2 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 15 59kg 92
16 1212652×57 HARPER’S CHOICE H 4 Gerald Ryan 16 58.5kg 89

Follow the link for the full 2017 Chelmsford Stakes nominations.

Chelmsford Stakes History

First held in 1895 and won by Newman, the Chelmsford Stakes has been won by several big names including the legendary Phar Lap in 1930 and by Tulloch in 1960. The triple winners of the race are Limerick in 1926-28, Roman Consul in 1967-69 and Delta in 1950-52. The double winners include The Chief in 1898-99, Prince Foote in 1909-10, Duke Foote in 1912-13, Rogilla in 1933-34, Prince Darious in 1957-58, Kingston Town in 1980-81, Stargazer in 1990-91 and Lonhro in 2002-03.

Recent Chelmsford Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Red Excitement
3rd Chocante
2016
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hartnell 1 minute 39.1 seconds
2nd Grand Marshal
3rd Storm The Stars
2015
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 37.68 seconds
2nd Kermadec
3rd Royal Descent
2014
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 39.32 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Bagman
2013
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Hawkspur 1 minute 34.79 seconds
2nd Beaten Up
3rd Lightinthenite
2012
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 36.42 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd Lamasery
2011
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Trusting 1 minute 37.12 seconds
2nd My Kingdom Of Fife
3rd Strike The Stars
2010
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Theseo 1 minute 39.61 seconds
2nd Metal Bender
3rd Purple
2009
Chelmsford Stakes
1st O’Lonhro 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Miss Marielle
3rd Triple Honour
2008
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Gallant Tess 1 minute 39.38 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Kishkat
2007
Chelmsford Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Eremein 1 minute 35.15 seconds
2nd Newton’s Rings
3rd Aqua d’Amore
2005
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Nevis 1 minute 35.73 seconds
2nd Sir Dex
3rd Natural Blitz
2004
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Unearthly 1 minute 37.93 seconds
2nd So Assertive
3rd Niello
2003
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Excellerator
2002
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Republic Lass
2001
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Brave Prince 1 minute 24.51 seconds
2nd Zabeels Angel
3rd The Man
2000
Chelmsford Stakes
1st Pasta Express 1 minute 30.26 seconds
2nd Celestial Choir
3rd Al Mansour